This blog you’ve encountered is still taking shape. Most of the posts are humorous or of humor and laced with cynical sarcasm. There’s going to be a title change with the new url (soon) so if you enjoy reading articles found in ‘A’A in Paradise, and come back to a site called Sphincter and Friends’ Magical Journey, don’t be alarmed. You’ll find the same nonsensical ramblings as you did before.
To get you started, you’ll find much of the Hawaii creole, commonly known as Pidgin English, interjected in some of the posts. Here are some slangs you should get acquainted with.
Aloha: Hawaiian, meaning Hello, or Greetings. Also, Love and Goodbye. I know I know. How can you use the same word for Hello and Goodbye? Think of it as the spirit of love. When you’re greeted, it’s the “love” of the person thats greeting you and “love” that you’ll miss in the goodbye. If you’re a tourist and greeted with Aloha, they’re saying pleased to meet you or please spend your money. Now you know.
Mahalo: Hawaiian, meaning Thank you. But if you add an S at the end it becomes Pidgin. e.g. Mahalos for sharing your mango.
Da: The. e.g. Da mango is a fruit.
Brah: Bro, Dude, or exclamation. e.g. Brah, mahalos for sharing da mangos.
No Like: Phrase expressing dislike or against. e.g. I no like da mangos, but mahalos anyway brah.
Buggah: Representation of any type of Noun known to man. e.g. Brah this is too good, I no like share da buggah.
I realize this is the part where I’m about to lose you as a reader or as a reader you’re about to get lost. But trust me when I say, this is how Hawaii folk communicate.
Yeah No: Typically said as a rhetorical question, meaning verbal acknowledgment of something thought otherwise, or epiphany. e.g. A: Brah I told you da mango was good. B: Yeah no?
Pidgin is difficult to understand phonetically, but relatively simple in structure. In proper English, todays weather forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, light trade winds with a small chance of rain. Simple, direct and only a 17 word sentence, spoken in Pidgin it would sound like this in 4 words…Brah, we go beach.
Mahalo for stopping by.