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You Know You Local When…

…you say “What school you grad?”  – and they’re talking about high school (right, Keoni?).

 

…you flick your head upwards to mean howzit (instead of nodding in acknowledgement).

 

…you eat at da lunch-wagon, not da food-truck.

 

…you take off your slippers and the tan lines makes it look like you still have them on.

 

…everyplace else in the U.S. is considered the mainland.

 

…you use the word “hauna” or “pilau” or “kusai” or “Ho, killah wiffah”.

 

…you catch the hint from a previous blog comment and keep a good thing going. 

 

431 Responses to “You Know You Local When…”

  1. LINDA KATO says:

    DIO: I’m chubby but I have nice shaped legs ❗ Go figure ❗ 😆

  2. DIO says:

    You know you local when you remember one of the other KSBE trustees was “tricky” 😛

  3. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you remember one of the KSBE trustees was a real ‘first letter of the alphabet’ hole and a description that rhymes with the word, ‘witch’.

  4. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you refuse to be seen in an aloha shirt the same as the wife’s muumuu.

  5. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you heard dakine rumors about Prof. F(u)n. 🙂

  6. Seawalker says:

    @DiO – Wait a minute, LK never grad McKinley, right? 😆

  7. DIO says:

    Linda: Seawalker said shark-bait, not Daikon!! Oooooh, nah nah nah…jus’ kidding!! How long mo’ ’til Vegas?

  8. Seawalker says:

    @LK – I spoke to her too. Very eloquent and personable. 🙂

  9. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when Pordagee jokes tickle your funny bone. BTW, how many Pordagees does it take to change the lightbulb? Three, one to hold the lightbulb and two others to rotate the ladder. LOL

  10. LINDA KATO says:

    Typo above: should be worked as her customer service rep…..

  11. LINDA KATO says:

    Seawalker: FYI: I helped Lingle run for office 3 times and worked a her customer service rep when she was head of the Republican Party. Direct from the horse’s mouth to me, she is NOT “dakine”.

  12. LINDA KATO says:

    Seawalker: when you said “shark-bait” I thought you saw my legs ❗ 😆

  13. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you know Fasi “get’s it done” while Akaka is quite simply “done”. Ouch!

  14. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when the name Mehau (not mahu) is Hawaii’s all-time godfather.

  15. Seawalker says:

    You know you local and kinda weird if you think Linda Lin(g)le is not dakine! Worse yet, you like her thick eyebrows. 🙂

  16. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you live Kahala and just dying to giving Genshiro Kane$hiro dirty lickins’.

  17. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you think “shark-bait” and Kaiser H.S. pops into your head.

  18. Seawalker says:

    You know you local and pupule when keep trying to come up with local-isms when the next topic will appear soon. 😆

  19. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when someone refers to Chinaman’s Hat, but you don’t get offended.

  20. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when all you need is shoyu on your rice and you’re good to go as a meal.

  21. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you’re aware of the number of Korean bars in the Keeaumoku area is well over 100. And most of the transactions are done via cash. Is that why you don’t pay GET for drinks? 🙂

  22. Rodney says:

    @MLCers – WTG! Thanks everyone! (lurkers included!)

  23. Seawalker says:

    A 400 plus response on a blog is like the stock market roller coaster recently. And the next topic will be…

  24. DIO says:

    No Powahball Pahtay fo us. Booooooooooo 🙁

  25. ankleBYTERS says:

    LK:

    Sorry, someone in Minnesota won the$228M lottery tonight 🙁

  26. Keoni says:

    So, Uncle Rodney, what you think? It’s been a while since we had a 400 response topic, yeah?

  27. Keoni says:

    @Ankles, if she win da Powah Ball, I hope she share, yeah!

  28. Keoni says:

    Yaaaaaaay! Linda Kato , you numbah one, sistah! You did MLC blog proud and not even try. What talent! 😀

  29. ankleBYTERS says:

    Behind the doors are: $220 million dollar winning Powerball ticket or a trip to the land of casinos or *ZONK

  30. ankleBYTERS says:

    We have a winner ❗ Pick a door please….#1, #2 or #3 ❓

  31. LINDA KATO says:

    I wasn’t trying to be #400, just tuned in at the right time ❗ 😆

  32. LINDA KATO says:

    Good afternoon/evening, MLCers ❗ 😀

  33. ankleBYTERS says:

    Y’all duke it out for #400, the next one……

  34. ankleBYTERS says:

    I’m coming up on my 32nd year at ASU soon ❗ Woooo Hooooooo…..

  35. ankleBYTERS says:

    …actually that was Dr Phil 😆 My SM needs to take that advice seriously…

  36. ankleBYTERS says:

    Confucius says:

    Don’t hold all men responsible for the mistake your ex made. Why should he pay for the sins of someone else who may have wronged you ❓

  37. ankleBYTERS says:

    You know you local when you ‘ho the blog with moooooosic 😆

  38. Seawalker says:

    Wop them jaws, @ankles… almost there.

  39. ankleBYTERS says:

    9 more after this……help anyone ❓ anyone ❓

  40. ankleBYTERS says:

    Carole King – So Far Away

    http://youtu.be/ErRx1bZXhCE

    Her Tapestry CD was the first CD I ever bought…back in ’84…the Pioneer player sold for $325 ❗

  41. ankleBYTERS says:

    ..this was before Jewel became all cow moooosicky..

  42. ankleBYTERS says:

    OOOOPPPSSSSS

    Jewel – Foolish Games

    http://youtu.be/L9abuQVho5I

  43. ankleBYTERS says:

    Jewel – Foolish Games

    Jewel – Foolish Games

  44. ankleBYTERS says:

    Rachael Yamagata – I wish you love

    http://youtu.be/suTd5-x2s8M

  45. Seawalker says:

    The man’s a fighter and he can also sing…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6Pi7n0xX28&feature=related

  46. ankleBYTERS says:

    Skylar Grey – Love The Way You Lie

  47. ankleBYTERS says:

    Don Henley- The End Of The Innocence

    http://youtu.be/NLONgF8a_Ig

  48. Seawalker says:

    Alright @ankles, take us over the top!

  49. ankleBYTERS says:

    Bruce Hornsby and the Range – The way it is

    http://youtu.be/GlRQjzltaMQ

  50. ankleBYTERS says:

    Oasis – Don’t look back in anger

    http://youtu.be/lojTI05pJPg

  51. ankleBYTERS says:

    Piano mooooosic time….37 more posts to go after this one..

    David Bowie – Life On Mars

    http://youtu.be/6C0RmRGTePw

  52. DIO says:

    Gooooooood aftanoon hashi users!!

  53. Keoni says:

    Only 40 more posts to go!

  54. Keoni says:

    Eh, plan ahead mo bettah next time, yeah?

  55. Keoni says:

    …and you go into Cocoa Puffs withdrawal at Monday noon, you REALLY local!

  56. Keoni says:

    You know you local when…
    You know Liliha Bakery stay closed Sunday evening through Tuesday morning.

  57. Seawalker says:

    Saw this one…

    You know you local when you know Char Hung Sut is closed on Tuesdays. Forget about buying the office something.

  58. Seawalker says:

    You know you local you keep the Longs section of the paper for the entire week.

  59. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when being asked the same question on the mainland time after time, you reply with a smile, “Oh, of course we live in grass shacks and climb coconut trees all day”.

  60. Seawalker says:

    @Keoni – LOL… that’s what happens when you posting undercover at work, you toggle back and forth. No time to double-check spelling.

  61. Keoni says:

    Eh Seawalker. look at yo’ last post. ‘stipes’? You been chewing on those chopsticks? 😆

  62. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you have no idea what the stipes on the Hawaiian flag mean.

  63. Seawalker says:

    Eh @hemajang,

    “not only use hashi for salad but sphagetti, beef curry and soups even, just lift bowl, tilt and use hashi like whisking eggs to mouth. No forget to slurp vigorously and go “ahhhhh some guud” afta.”

    Well, after eating with chopsticks, my parents used to boil coffee in a cooking pot, pour it into a cup, add sugar and milk, and then use the same pair of chopsticks to stir. Top that! 😆

  64. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you go to the beach, open your car door, and instantly, it becomes your changing room.

  65. Seawalker says:

    Read this one recently…

    You know you local when you need to install a separate circuit breaker for your rice cooker.

  66. Seawalker says:

    You know you local and Pake when you go to Nam Fong in Chinatown to buy char siu for $8 a pound and offer $7.50 because got too much fat on some of the pieces. “Won gun salute to you, Pake!”

  67. Seawalker says:

    You know you local (and you can get away with it) when you board the Waikiki Beaches and Hotel bus, let off some stink gas, and tell the tourist sitting next to you, “gee, the vog sure smells nasty today”.

  68. Seawalker says:

    But never ever, under no circustances, make a reservation at Gyu-taku under the name Tomoichi, Bo. You asking for trouble if you that lolo.

  69. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you make a take out order at Hoy Tin Chop Suey and tell them you’re name is Wong instead of Takamatsu. It never works, they don’t give you more.

  70. LINDA KATO says:

    Good morning MLCers ❗ Happy Wednesday ❗ 😀

    Have a great day everyone ❗ 😀

  71. Mark'75 says:

    @DIO: Thanks for the link. Chicken skin moments in Hawaiian comedy for sure!

  72. ankleBYTERS says:

    You’re local if you know what the Termite Palace is.

    You’re local if you know who Bo Belinsky was …

    You’re local if you know who Walt “No-Neck” Williams is…

  73. M says:

    Guud morning MLCers!
    You know you’re local when you understand everything on dis blog….. 🙂

  74. ankleBYTERS says:

    You know you’re local when appetizers are poke, sashimi, pork chops, fried saimin, garlic chicken and……wait a minute…..BL Lime 😆

  75. ankleBYTERS says:

    Pah-tay ❓ Keoni mentioned another get together ❓ I’m game….

    You know you’re local when pupus aren’t pretzels and peanuts…

  76. Keoni says:

    …then we can throw pah-tay! 😀

  77. Keoni says:

    @Ankles, do our magic wid da moosic! Geev ‘um!

  78. Keoni says:

    Hmmmmm…. wonder if we can break 400 posts on this topic?

  79. Rodney says:

    @Mark’75 – “Punt Freeze” – wow, neva hea dat one in decades! But I remember playing it! Must’ve been funny to watch: see all the kids running around then all of a sudden everyone stops in place until the opponent catches the ball.

  80. LINDA KATO says:

    DIO: Thanks for the laughs ❗ 😀

  81. DIO says:

    Mark’75: jus’ fo’ you:

    K.K. Kaumanua

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n90drNvBpJw&NR=1

    also check the other video titled, Pidgin English: REAL Old School Hawaiian comedy (1960’S)

  82. Mark'75 says:

    One of my favorite Lippy Espinda memories was during his used car commercials. On one commercial, he mentioned, “People ask why the commercials are loud. I say so you can hear ’em when you go benjo!” Still cracks me up today.

  83. Mark'75 says:

    @DIO: K.K. Kaumanua! What a blast from the past. His solution for the economy…print more money! The astronauts in his space program not going to the moon, they going to the sun! (But they going go nighttime)

    Wow, thanks for the post.

  84. ankleBYTERS says:

    Cindy Lauper – Money Changes Everything

    http://youtu.be/202o_JS7E04

  85. ankleBYTERS says:

    Donna Summer – She Works Hard For The Money

    http://youtu.be/xQusEfvAxHY

  86. ankleBYTERS says:

    $$$$$$$mooooooosic time……

    Dire Straits – Money for Nothing

    http://youtu.be/M6uKHcxdCrs?t=53s

  87. DIO says:

    Good aftanuun everybody 😉

  88. DIO says:

    my fave local comedian name: K.K. Kaumanua. 😆

  89. LINDA KATO says:

    Good afternoon MLCers ❗ 😀

    Seawalker and M: think of all the money you are saving daily by bringing home lunch ❗ 😀

  90. LINDA KATO says:

    Keoni: ditto ❗ 😀

  91. Keoni says:

    You know you local when…

    You don’t call it your childhood, it’s referred to as ‘small keed time’.

  92. Keoni says:

    …groan!
    (but cute, nonetheless)

  93. Seawalker says:

    A joke…

    You know you local when you start to scratch and you’re name is Bo Toichi.

    Get it?

  94. dihudfan says:

    sorry… my keyboard is ok, my fingahs no work too good…
    correction… remembah… Lippy Espinda?

  95. dihudfan says:

    @anklebyters… what about Kinipopo
    you remebah… Lippy Espinda?
    what about Lucky Luck?

  96. hemajang says:

    Have a tennis friend that can drive only barefoot, cannot wear shoes or slippahs while driving. He pulls in to the courts, climb to back of his truck, put on shoes then go play. Reverse process when pau play.

  97. M says:

    @Seawalker, I do the same as you for lunch, left ovas. Must be a Pake thing. 😆

  98. Mark'75 says:

    Oops, sorry Seawalker, posted the slipper one before I saw yours.

  99. Mark'75 says:

    You know you’re local when you take off your right side slipper to drive a car.

  100. Mark'75 says:

    You know you’re local when you yell “Punt Freeze” just before punting the ball in a game of Hawaiian Style football. (stops the rush) LOL

  101. Seawalker says:

    @Keoni – My mom always tells me I stood in the wrong line waiting for common sense instead of common dollars! So most times, it’s always home lunch for me. Mostly, I go for the leftovers that’s been sitting in the fridge the longest. That helps with not having to throw out so much of our days old food. I have a rather small lunch bag that I use for work. So whatever fits in there is fair game. But I limit the rice to no more than a fist-full and make sure I include greens. You won’t ever hear Seawalker complain about “plumbing” problems among other things. 😆

  102. Keoni says:

    @Linda, you are my BFF! 😀

  103. Keoni says:

    So, Seawalker, wat you get fo grinds?

  104. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you gotta take off your slippers to drive.

  105. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you grad Damien, you’re name is Hitachi, and your favorite part of a sun tan is the white parts!

  106. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you call your Sunday’s best… t-shirts with no pukas in them.

  107. ankleBYTERS says:

    You know you local if you remember J. Akuhead Pupule and KGMB’s almost 50 year old broadcast tower…

  108. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you’re working and it’s finally lun-chau-wah! 😆

  109. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when the people on the mainland know the line, “book ’em Danno” more than you do.

  110. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you dodged “kill Haole day” in school. It’s not so much da Haoles, but staying away from the mokes and Soles’ for the entire day.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kill_Haole_Day

  111. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you feel good after you wake up from a kanack attack.

  112. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you be cordial to you boss, but sometimes you like “slap his head” local style.

  113. LINDA KATO says:

    Keoni: It’s easy to say nice things about you, you’re a nice guy ❗ 😀

  114. LINDA KATO says:

    DIO: No, computer chair giveaways but will check out electronic giveaways today. I usually start with contests in this order: cash, cars, appliances, instant wins, misc., trips, shopping sprees, and get too tired to get to electronics and jewelry ❗ Lots of contests out there ❗ 😀

  115. LINDA KATO says:

    Good morning MLCers ❗ Happy Tuesday ❗ 😀

    My 7 year old grandson called me from Oklahoma at 5:20AM. He said it’s 10:20AM here in Oklahoma. I explained “time difference” to him today but was happy to hear his voice ❗ 😀 The school system there is better than in Hawaii so his family relocated there. An excuse now to visit Oklahoma ❗

  116. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say, “how can? no can be”.

  117. M says:

    I wear sunglasses when I SUP.

  118. hemajang says:

    yeah, Hawaii pidgin is unique, besides “you stay go” and “you stay come”, I like “try look”, suppose to mean “check it out” but kinda sounds like you asking someone to look as if hard to do or you have a choice of looking or not looking. sorry, getting hemajang…recoverying from eye surgery Friday. Removed pterygium, from too much sun exposure. Common among surfers and fishermen, so wear your sunglasses folks.

  119. hemajang says:

    you local when it irks you when they say “flip flops”, its “SLIPPAHS” dagfunnit!

  120. M says:

    My wife masako, use hashi to eat cheetos, dat way her fingers don’t get all orange.

  121. hemajang says:

    you local when in the army, garrans the haoles call you “pineapple” Your name tag get one japanee name but they assume you “Hawaiian.”

  122. hemajang says:

    not only use hashi for salad but sphagetti, beef curry and soups even, just lift bowl, tilt and use hashi like whisking eggs to mouth. No forget to slurp vigorously and go “ahhhhh some guud” afta.

  123. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say,”bussum out”.

  124. M says:

    You know you’re local when you have a nice pair of slippahs fo pah-tays and boto boto pair fo every ting else.

  125. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say, “Koreamoku”….

  126. M says:

    You know you’re local when you use hashi to eat your salad.

  127. Keoni says:

    @Hemajang Yeah, nothing much south of Kona side for several thousand miles!

  128. Keoni says:

    Aue! Dat should read:
    …when you know (several) mokes and titas. (I so local, I even named the cat I used to have, Tita!)

    Note to self: Keoni, please proofread what you write befo’ hitting ‘Submit’!

  129. Keoni says:

    …when you (several) mokes and titas. (I so local, I even named the cat I used to have, Tita!)

  130. hemajang says:

    was thinking about being local if you give directions with Ewa-Diamond Head but if you already in Ewa then you tell em “head Waianae or Waipahu” or if you in Mililani, tell em “go Wahiawa side” it is almost never north, south, east or west. More accurate that way. I asked one time a tennis friend who is from Kona, what they call Kona wind in Kona, he thought for a moment and said “South wind.”

  131. M says:

    You know know you’re local when everyone is either your uncle, auntie, braddah or sista

  132. M says:

    You know you local when you say, “I going bocha”.

  133. M says:

    You know you’re local when you see one B-52, and I’m not talking about da plane. 😆

  134. M says:

    You know you’re local when you know about boto boto clothes…

  135. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say, ” hamajang”.

  136. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say, “Rainbows” you either talking about UH or the Drive inn, not dat ting in da sky.

  137. M says:

    You know you’re local when you know Sugoi’s has da bestes garlic chicken.

  138. M says:

    Guud morning MLCers!

  139. Sally says:

    …when you can make fun of all the different races (including your own) and laugh cuz it’s still “all good”.

    Mr. Sun Cho Lee… Keola and Kapono Beamer
    http://youtu.be/kS2YLvGGtwY

  140. Keoni says:

    And LK, mahalo nui fo da nice compliment. Wow, laulau, I goin get big head wid all these nice things being said about me! 😯

  141. Keoni says:

    @LK Plus it helps that I took Hawaiian language online wid Punana Leo. Pidgen uses the same grammatical structures as Hawaiian.

  142. Keoni says:

    @DIO I not gonna tell exactly, but da area I wen stay is up da coast from Kahe point.

  143. Keoni says:

    @Seawalker You’re safe for now because of the nice complement you paid me. 🙂

  144. DIO says:

    Linda: Do they ever have contests where the winning prize is an office/computer chair?

  145. LINDA KATO says:

    Goodnight MLCers ❗ Pleasant dreams ❗ 😀

  146. LINDA KATO says:

    DIO: I know what you mean ❗ I PLAY so much I fall asleep in my chair ❗ I need a new computer chair too ❗ This one is falling apart ❗

  147. DIO says:

    Linda: Sometimes busy, other times tired. Sometimes I think I need to have a computer chair that has seatbelts, so I don’t fall off this thing when I’m tired. 😆

  148. LINDA KATO says:

    DIO: Keoni fits in really well as a “local” ❗ 😀

    DIO: Nice to hear from you too ❗ Some nights you don’t post too much ❗ Must be busy ❓

  149. DIO says:

    Linda: I think Keoni is making up lies. I think he actually grew up in Ewa. 😆

  150. DIO says:

    Seawalker: Hit the sack? What kine sack, sack of rice? 😉

  151. LINDA KATO says:

    Good night, Seawalker ❗ Have a great week ❗ 😀

  152. LINDA KATO says:

    DIO: Yes, I do ❗ I used to say “yeah” a lot until my 6th grade teacher made me write “yes” 500 times over and over again until I always said “yes” in his class ❗ I had strict teachers ❗

  153. Seawalker says:

    Since I’m feisty, then it’s time to “hit” the sack. Chow, babooze.

  154. LINDA KATO says:

    Seawalker: Maybe Keoni hangs around a lot of locals and hears pidgin every day. Keoni catches on fast.

    DIO: You’re right ❗ 😆

  155. DIO says:

    Linda: As long as you can undahstand. 😉

  156. DIO says:

    Linda: Waht do you mean, tonight? He’s always like that! 😛

  157. Seawalker says:

    Hey @LK, Keoni is from Hershey Penn and he sounds for real without trying. Maybe he’s the bird man? LOL

  158. LINDA KATO says:

    Seawalker is feisty tonight ❗ 😀

    I’m counting days until my next trip ❗ 😀

  159. Rodney says:

    You know you local when someone says to you “Wat, bodda you?”

    And you know bettah den to reply “Yeah” because dey going say “Den don’t let it”.

  160. Seawalker says:

    DiO – What, cat fight? LOL

  161. LINDA KATO says:

    Seawalker and DIO: My Mom always made me speak proper English and my teachers too so it’s difficult for me to sound like you folks. It sounds forced when I try it ❗ 😆

  162. DIO says:

    …when you gotta go on da intanet fo check you e-mayo.

  163. Rodney says:

    @KAN – I cannot say “try” without the ch sound!

  164. DIO says:

    Seawalker: Bettah den being da cat lady. 😆

  165. Rodney says:

    You know you local when your web browser is Faiyafox or Intanet Exploah.

  166. Seawalker says:

    Good evening @LK. Does that make you the bird lady? LOL

  167. Rodney says:

    @M – You know you local when you wea puka shell necklace.

  168. LINDA KATO says:

    Good evening again everyone ❗ Enjoyed all of your posts ❗

    MLC blog, official pidgin “Cliff Notes” 😆

  169. Rodney says:

    @Mark’75 – “When you play football Hawaiian Style”, we used to call it “monkey play” – as in anything goes!

  170. Rodney says:

    @HNL2LAS – Hey – Long Time No See!

  171. Rodney says:

    @Kathi – Thanks for clicking on the +1 button!

  172. Seawalker says:

    Speaking about bolo head, how’s goes it @Keoni? Kidding, and no karang my alas! 🙂

  173. Seawalker says:

    @DiO – I heard about the change-giving. And I ain’t talking from experience. Besides, money is money right? LOL

  174. M says:

    One moa, you know you’re local when you know wat kaka roach is… 😆
    Guud night…..

  175. DIO says:

    Seawalker: What you talking about bolohead row? Don’t you know some folks go over there and give dollars? They just ask for change back… 😆

  176. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you still remember the Fabulous Five at the HIC. That was basketball’s equivalent to Colt Brennan in Hawaii.

  177. M says:

    All funny kind already, going moi moi.

  178. Seawalker says:

    You know you local and still kinda mahu when you enjoy Ke@lii’s looks as much as his voice. 😆

  179. M says:

    now I get trouble spelling… 😆

  180. M says:

    You know you’re locla when you say, “you lolo buggah you”.

  181. M says:

    You know you’re local whne you say, “junkalunka”.

  182. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say, “nuff already”.

  183. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say, “you get one gidi gidi ova dea”.

  184. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say, “ova dea, not ova dea”.

  185. Seawalker says:

    You know you local and mahu when you enjoy singing Ke@lii Reichel tunes in the shower. 😆

  186. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say,” no make side eye at me”. 😆

  187. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say, “poho already”.

  188. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say, “try move”.

  189. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say, “I spark you latas”.

  190. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say, ” you panty”. 😆

  191. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say, “nah, no tanks”.

  192. Seawalker says:

    @M – Watch it, you Pake… or you going get cho-cho lips. LOL

  193. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say, ” maki die dead”. 😆

  194. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say, “ja like”.

  195. Seawalker says:

    You know you local and lolo when someone tells you, “Dude, you got b.o.” You tell ’em with a straight face, “I know, I know… I grew up with bruddahs only”. Time for another drag of pakalolo!

  196. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say, “gon fonit”, and I don’t mean a pake dish. 😆

  197. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say, “my fadah and madah”, as in father and mother.

  198. Rodney says:

    @M – I dunno what happened with your posts in moderation. Dey wen approve demselfs.

  199. Sally says:

    … and when Bumbye is a satisfactory answer.

  200. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say, “wat, you chang or wat?” and I don’t mean pake. 😆

  201. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say, “Bumbye”.

  202. Seawalker says:

    You know you NOT local when you make fun of a 6’5″ guy and full of muscles in a lavalava. All jam up… can you say the Noga brothers?

  203. Seawalker says:

    You know you definitely NOT local when you tell everyone Mele Kelikimaka on New Year’s Day. Unless you’re hammered and stinkin’ drunk.

  204. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you have a mynah bird in your papaya tree!

  205. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when don’t see any Pakes on bolo head row. Hard to tip them dollar bills when it’s all piled under your mattress.

  206. Seawalker says:

    Eh, who went cockaroach entry number 200? You have to be local to know this!

  207. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you pilau and give to the guy who thinks he’s Mr. Indigenous a full head of ukus. 🙂

  208. DIO says:

    try wait, try wait.

  209. 91boz says:

    Eh, Tanks Eh Linda! Good To Be Back!

  210. Sally says:

    …when you say everthing twice.

    ehhh Howzit Howzit?
    How you, How you?
    Good, Good.
    Come inside, Come inside.
    Go eat Go eat.
    Okay Okay

  211. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you know better not to spread “toe jam” on you toast… LOL

  212. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you smell as bad as “harm ha” because you never bocha. Hawaiian sweat rules!

  213. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you know who Mr. San Cho Lee is and got plenty lychee. Shoots, too bad duck eggs and lup cheong no rhyme.

  214. Seawalker says:

    You know you NOT local when you’re in Waikiki and the ABC Stores just turn you on.

  215. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you’re in Duty Free and surrounded by choke boboras and everyone is looking for them chocolate macnuts.

  216. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when laugh at someone with a mochi-face. Go Roughriders! 😆

  217. M says:

    You know you’re local when you know where the 9th island is…

  218. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you know the meaning of “skebe” and attended an all-boys school or all-girls private school.

  219. M says:

    Long time no hea!

  220. HNL2LAS says:

    Hi M!!!

  221. M says:

    Wasssup HNL2LAS!

  222. HNL2LAS says:

    BHAHHAHAH!!!!!

  223. DIO says:

    Eh Russell, you get pen??

  224. Keoni says:

    Eh DIO, “Housekeeping. Oh no, try wait try wait! Room service…” 😆

  225. DIO says:

    You know you local and MLC if, when you hear the word Rap, you think of the late great local comedian, not the style of music.

  226. Mark'75 says:

    You know you’re local when the soccer ref was ‘juice’ you not talking about liquid refreshment. Yeah M?

  227. Mark'75 says:

    @Keoni: …and no fruit punch at mainland McD’s either.

  228. LINDA KATO says:

    91boz: Long time no post ❗ Nice to hear from you ❗ 😀

  229. LINDA KATO says:

    Good afternoon/evening MLCers ❗ 😀

  230. Keoni says:

    @Seawalker You DEFINITELY local when you go mainland and are surprised McD’s no have saimin, portagee sausage and rice, etc.

  231. Seawalker says:

    You know you only QUARTER local when you go to L&L and order chicken katsu w/ ketchup. Absolute dumb$hit…

  232. Seawalker says:

    You know you only HALF local when you go to L&L and order a big mac. McDonald’s you lolo! 🙂

  233. Seawalker says:

    You know you local (and grad from Farrington) when your mother gave you a quarter for lunch, but end up not eating and owing the Sole’ a quarter instead.

  234. Keoni says:

    Hey M, da tourist get stink ear, yea? 😆

  235. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you make big-body to impress da chicks!

  236. Seawalker says:

    You know you NOT local when you mess up and call a “moke” a “mahu”. I going ring your alas, Pake!

  237. ankleBYTERS says:

    Time to moi moi soon..

  238. Seawalker says:

    @M – Time to pau hana, and time for neko hana! LOL

  239. M says:

    Almost pau hana time…. 🙂

  240. M says:

    You know you local when you say, “shoots den”.

  241. M says:

    You know when you local when you say, “wassa maddah you”.

  242. ankleBYTERS says:

    Seawalker:

    I love Mentos

  243. ankleBYTERS says:

    Then you have this to listen to after all is said and done with re-coupling and it blows up:..

    We Are The Fallen – Bury Me Alive

    http://youtu.be/y1BpFYmhBdE

  244. Seawalker says:

    @ankles – Tanks, eh? 😆

  245. ankleBYTERS says:

    Seawalker:

    I’ll have a Mentos…what flavor ❓ 😆

  246. ankleBYTERS says:

    Captain & Tennille – Love Will Keep Us Together

    http://youtu.be/pFtbgpKAmTM

  247. ankleBYTERS says:

    Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Your Guardian Angel (live)

    http://youtu.be/OzPtr7MG-ec

  248. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you call someone “mento” and the other guy goes, tanks, eh?

  249. M says:

    You know you local when the tourist no understand what you just said… 😆

  250. ankleBYTERS says:

    Peaches and Herb – Reunited (live)

    http://youtu.be/glC9_8Ijt9k

  251. Seawalker says:

    You know you local (and Samoan) when you eat “crushed ice” and not this manini “shaved ice”

  252. M says:

    You know you local when you ask fo shoyu fo your rice…

  253. M says:

    or should I say “rubbish”.

  254. M says:

    You know you local when you know “Mahalo” doesn’t mean trash on the trash cans. 😆

  255. ankleBYTERS says:

    Plain White T’s – Hey There Delilah (live @ Daryl’s house)

    http://youtu.be/_IASz_7Lk-Y

  256. M says:

    You know you local when you gotta use spell check all the time. I no can spell guud…. 😆

  257. Seawalker says:

    @M – Nah, geevum Brah!

  258. M says:

    @Seawalker, I no even drink coffee. 😆

  259. ankleBYTERS says:

    Get back together nooooosic time…..SM is back with her BF….is/not/is/not/is/not….

    Daughtry – It’s Not Over (Live)

    http://youtu.be/JxhKpemFejQ

  260. M says:

    You local when you know what “hana butta” is….

  261. Seawalker says:

    You know you definitely NOT local when you ask for a wiki wiki instead of a quickie. 😆

  262. Seawalker says:

    @M – Time to switch to decaf… LOL

  263. M says:

    Or, ho brah, you wen eat it yea….

  264. M says:

    You know you local when you say, ” ho brah, you wen take gas yea”.

  265. M says:

    You know you local when you say, “all buss sup”.

  266. M says:

    You know you local when you say, “hana kokolele you broke your okolele”.

  267. hemajang says:

    yeah, we like to repeat words for emphasis like tie tie, same same, okay okay, go go but for real emphasization you gotta go 3 times – ma-ke die dead.

  268. M says:

    Howzit Kage!

  269. Kage says:

    @hema- you sure das not Starbox “kahfee”.

  270. M says:

    I stay back, hello M in W, you going stay or you going stay go?

  271. Mike in Waipio says:

    (1) When you combine “go” with a verb for present or future tense and “went” with a verb for past tense. Examples: I go stay home today; I go stay home tomorrow; I went stay home yesterday. (2) As in filum, you say chim-u-ney (check Bruddah Iz in “Over the Rainbow”). (3) When with your breakfast eggs, you have spam or portuguese (or pordagee) sausage.

  272. M says:

    I gotta trow away my opala and I come back, k?

  273. M says:

    I neva talk stink and fo post stay in mada ration ❓

  274. M says:

    I like moi moi now, yeah?

  275. M says:

    I just pau grind my lunch…

  276. M says:

    Whea everybody stay?? I talking to myself…

  277. M says:

    Whea da mada rator stay?

  278. M says:

    I neva say da “sh_e” word….

  279. M says:

    Dis no make any cents….

  280. M says:

    My last post not in modaration but fo moa still. wat going on hea?

  281. M says:

    for post in modaration, I no unda stand wat going on hea.

  282. M says:

    I tink to much pidgin dis post no understand me….

  283. M says:

    Eh? how cum I stay in modaration la dat?

  284. M says:

    or what? 😆

  285. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say, ” you going?”.

  286. M says:

    You know you’re local when you end your sentence, “or wat?”.

  287. M says:

    You know you’re local when you say, ” garans ball barans”.

  288. M says:

    You know you local when you know how to say Likelike not Like Like.

  289. ankleBYTERS says:

    You know you’re local when you speak of bento lunch.

    I remember my mom would prepare bento lunches for me in those compartmentalized boxes, with chopsticks.

  290. M says:

    you know you’re local when you say, “no act la dat”.

  291. M says:

    You know you’re local when the game is tied, you say tie tie. You have to say it twice.

  292. M says:

    You know you’re local when you eat spam musubi.

  293. Mark'75 says:

    You know you’re local when post game potlucks are much more than cheese sandwiches and chips. Time for grind!!

  294. ankleBYTERS says:

    You know you’re local when Haiku Plantation was mentioned in the ’70s and you’d think WOW da buggah rich or wat ❓

    My best friend in high school had a house there, with a swimming pool…not many homes had a swimming pool in Kaneohe back then.

  295. Mark'75 says:

    When you played football “Hawaiian Style.”

  296. Mark'75 says:

    When kid time, you threw candy out to a bunch of kids and yelled, “ROUGH TAKE!”

  297. M says:

    When you say, “chance em”.

  298. Mark'75 says:

    When you go stoa for buy camera ‘filum,’ but kinda old now ‘cuz everybody get digital.

  299. KAN says:

    Speaking of which, I pronounce “try” as “chrai,” which is another dead giveaway. I guess I still have my local accent after all, aisus.

  300. KAN says:

    @hema: I thought I had lost most of my local accent when I went to the post office about 15 years ago. The counter guys knew I was from Hawai`i because I pronounced “street” as “shtreet.” I can’t say it without that extra “h” without making myself all hemajang 🙂 so I don’t even try any more.

  301. ankleBYTERS says:

    Jan:

    Got grass ❓ 😆 No sleeping grass here…..

  302. M says:

    When you say, “get choke”.

  303. M says:

    When you say, “Whea you like go eat?”.

  304. M says:

    When you say, “ova hea, not ova dayah”.

  305. hemajang says:

    …when you cannot lose dat pordagee accent even if on the mainland long time. I cannot hear so good but my mainland son can tell even if local guy has been living on the mainland for a while and talk good, to me sounds like one haole. People tell me my kids speak like haoles, which is okay with me, main thing they act local. Son always tease me when we in Seattle and I say “I going drink Starbox coffee.”

  306. hemajang says:

    and “close da light” but I think some mainland haoles/immigrants say dat too

  307. M says:

    You know your local when you say, “try look, go look”….

  308. 91boz says:

    You know your local when you say “Open The Light” meaning turn on the light.

  309. M says:

    No moa….

  310. M says:

    What dat? Google+?

  311. kathi says:

    I just noticed the Google+ +1 thing. So I +1’d!

    BTW, does anyone need a Google+ invite? I still haven’t really figured out how to use it or what it’s good for, but I did figure out how to send invites 🙂

  312. kathi says:

    I am really bad at thinking these up, but I am enjoying reading everyone’s lists! Maybe I have been gone too long. I don’t think I sound too lost when I do get home, but maybe it is because we don’t have a “th” sound here in Chicago either (as in da, dem, dese, doze and over by dere).

    @Rod: I have not had to explain what a poi dog is in many years. I thank the band Poi Dog Pondering for that 🙂

  313. LINDA KATO says:

    DIO: I’m not a very good local, can’t even spell pidgin right ❗ I spelled it pidgeon (like the bird ❗ ) 😆

  314. LINDA KATO says:

    Keoni: I do a little contesting every day ❗ Part of my daily routine ❗ 😀

  315. Ynaku says:

    Oh! You know you local when you know what a “Loco Moco” is

  316. Ynaku says:

    With that I say Good Morning MLC. Good to be home (in Hilo)

  317. Ynaku says:

    Fut (fart or pass gas) 😳

  318. Ynaku says:

    We say Chicken Skin and not Goose bumps

  319. Ynaku says:

    “broke” means no mo money

  320. Ynaku says:

    “You like Beef” doesn’t mean the bovine variety

  321. volleymom2 says:

    sleeping grass? haven’t heard or seen that in a long, long time…

  322. LINDA KATO says:

    Good morning MLCers ❗ Happy Monday ❗ 😀

    Have a great day everyone ❗ 😀

  323. Ynaku says:

    Ho, Aftah da pahty I stay all buss up

  324. Ynaku says:

    Stay all Hemajang

  325. Ynaku says:

    We say Manapua and not char sui bao

  326. Ynaku says:

    Eh you guava 😀

  327. Ynaku says:

    Ice Shave is not a snow cone 😆

  328. Sally says:

    @ankles: No mo’ sleeping grass in AZ?

  329. Sally says:

    …when you get to work and realize you’re wearing two diff sides sandals and laugh, post the pic of your feet on FB, and don’t even think about going home to change.

    Good Morning AP!

  330. ankleBYTERS says:

    ..you know you’re local when you speak of sleeping grass

  331. Sally says:

    …when you can have an entire convo with one word sentences.
    Eh
    What
    When?
    Tonight
    Oh
    Yah
    K
    Laterz
    Laterz

  332. M says:

    You know you local when you say, no make la dat…

  333. M says:

    You know you local when you say, you know, before your sentence.

  334. M says:

    You know you local when you say, wat dat?…

  335. M says:

    You know you local when you say, yea at the end of your sentence.

  336. M says:

    You know you local when you say, whea you stay?….

  337. M says:

    You know you local when you say, you going stay or you going go?…

  338. M says:

    You know you local when you say, mo betta…..

  339. M says:

    Stink eye…. 🙂

  340. M says:

    Guud morning MLCers!
    You know you local when you know how to give da stick eye.

  341. Seawalker says:

    Scuse me…

    Good morning @Sally, good morning @Kage, good morning @ankles, and good morning to all you early birds.

  342. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you love to talk stink about other people. Some people deserve it. 🙂

  343. Seawalker says:

    You know you local when you’re being rascal, you took dirty lickins’ from Pops.

  344. Sally says:

    …when, no matter how many decades you’ve lived away from Hawaii, you still say “I coming HOME for vacation”.

  345. Kage says:

    You know you local when the first thing you learn to cook is the rice.

  346. Kage says:

    Good Morning.

    skebe
    uji

    Words that I hope are never used to describe me. 🙂

  347. ankleBYTERS says:

    TREE = three
    bull lie
    karang
    hana okolele
    hapai
    moa betta
    hamajang
    stay ono

  348. Rodney says:

    …when you say nene instead of sleep: Time for me go nene.

  349. DIO says:

    …when you speak Pidgin, not Bird. 😆

  350. Keoni says:

    like dis? m/

  351. DIO says:

    aloha dihudfan

  352. dihudfan says:

    gotto go bocha… time to go cut some zzzzzzzz…. good nite to all…

  353. dihudfan says:

    that’s a shaka sign from me!!

  354. Keoni says:

    @dihudfan That’s understood at that spot, yeah?

  355. dihudfan says:

    @keoni… saimin w/cheeseburger at Shige’s… winnahs!!!

  356. DIO says:

    …when, small kid time, you played jan ken po, not rock paper scissors.

  357. DIO says:

    ….when your answer to Howzit is Howzit, and not How’s what? 😆

  358. Keoni says:

    DIO! Howzit?

  359. Keoni says:

    …when poke and beah is considered a balanced meal. 😀

  360. DIO says:

    …if you know what bolohead row is…. 😆

  361. Keoni says:

    …when you know where to find da best saimin/won ton min on the island. (Shige’s is right up there!)

  362. Rodney says:

    …you know what a neko-hana is.

  363. Keoni says:

    Mahalo, dihudfan. I wasn’t aware of that meaning.

  364. Rodney says:

    …when you enter public school, you start in “kinigarden”.

  365. Rodney says:

    …when you say “Happy Birfday”.

  366. dihudfan says:

    when you going to take a bath…
    I goin baid or I goin baff or I goin bocha…
    when someone says kaukau time…

  367. Rodney says:

    And if the opponent was able to score just 1 point, then it’s a “side-bolo”.

  368. dihudfan says:

    @keoni… bolo head also means we just wiped you out in sports… not letting you score anything… no hitter, no score, no touchdowns or field goals… etc., etc.

  369. dihudfan says:

    another army days…
    while on detail in an office, our job empty rubbish cans, another local guy and I volunteered, we were bored. Anyway… we complete our job and are sitting outside on the stairs, the sergeant in charge, comes to us and ask what we doing?
    We tell him we pau and if we can hele on? He replies ok… we stand up and start to walk away, he starts yelling at us, where you guys going? So we tell him the same thing and he goes what the f@#! you talking about, speak english…

  370. Keoni says:

    …when you’re not bald, you’re bolo head. (And if you call me dat, I going karang yo’ alas!) (j/k) 😆

  371. dihudfan says:

    here we go again… back to the army days… After Basic Training went to El Paso, Ft. Bliss, missile school. While we forming our class, which took several weeks, cause everyone needed security clearance to attend our class. I met this Chinese guy named Yano, first question to ask… eh you local? He replies yes… I than ask, where from, he replies… Persidio. I ask him where in Hawaii is Persidio… he laughs and says it’s in San Fransisco… I say, that’s not local, he replies… yes it is, I’m local to Persidio… he just laughs and says all local guys ask him the same question, so he just thought he would give a funny reply… s y hud

  372. Rodney says:

    …when you still refer to the living room as the parlor.

  373. Keoni says:

    …when you use ‘side’ to refer to an area of the island (Honolulu side, etc.)

  374. Keoni says:

    OMG, I think I post hoaring again! Is there a local PHA (Post Hoarers Anonymous) group I can join? 😯

  375. Rodney says:

    …when you reference highways by name, not number.

    There’s been times that tourist ask “How do I get to highway 61?”. It’s usually followed by “Wea you trying fo’ get to?”.
    They reply “Kailua Beach”.
    And I respond “Oh, da Pali”.

  376. Rodney says:

    …when “bobora” means a Japanese tourist or pumpkin.

  377. Keoni says:

    …when you ARE local and PROUD OF IT!

  378. Rodney says:

    …when you say “same-same”. LOL

  379. Rodney says:

    …when you winter wardrobe and your summer wardrobe are same-same.

  380. Keoni says:

    …when ‘auntie’ and ‘uncle’ are (probably?) not even blood relatives.

  381. Keoni says:

    …when your parent’s moms and dads are ‘tutu’.

  382. Rodney says:

    …when you say “rubbish man”, not “garbage men”.

  383. Rodney says:

    …when you call it a rubbish truck, not a garbage truck.

  384. Rodney says:

    …when “da kine” means “da kine”.

  385. volleymom2 says:

    @keoni- mahu= shim… lol!!
    @ sally- funny.. “toe imprints” that is yours!! I had to think about that one, but so true, so true!!

    ….when you “make A”…..

  386. Sally says:

    When you know which one is your “back yard” rubbah slippah and your “go-out” rubbah slippah.

    *cuz yah, get difference*

  387. Keoni says:

    You know you local when…
    You use a common Hawaiian word assuming everyone will understand it.
    Case in point: I was out with a friend recently, and one of his friends, a frequent visitor here, was along. We were talking story and I used the word ‘mahu’ (doesn’t everyone know dat one? LOL) The visitor asked, “What’s mahu?” I had to explain it, and the conversation veered in that direction for quite a few minutes! 😆

  388. Rodney says:

    …you know what a poi dog is.

  389. Keoni says:

    Good evening, Linda. Are you contesting again tonight?

  390. Keoni says:

    You know you local when…
    Your response to an insult,etc. is “Shah, I going karang yo’ alas!”

  391. Sally says:

    …when you get invited to someone’s home and first thing you say is “What can I bring?”.

    Better yet, you don’t even ask, you just show up with something.

  392. LINDA KATO says:

    Good evening Keoni ❗ 😀

  393. Keoni says:

    Eh Rod, right on, no ho’i! Especially wen da school I wen grad is Milton Hershey – da BEST!
    (Eh, no get huhu, I can say that because it’s on the mainland – no competition fo da local schools!) 🙂

  394. LINDA KATO says:

    You know you local when….

    you wear muumuus everywhere even on the mainland ❗ 😀

  395. M says:

    When you say…guud kind grinds.

  396. Sally says:

    When you go to a party at someone’s house and your slippahs is one pair of 25 others but you know exactly which one is yours when you leave.

    … mostly cuz the toe imprints that fit only your toes.

  397. LINDA KATO says:

    Good evening MLCers ❗ 😀

    You know you local when….

    you wear open toed shoes and this is your dressy shoe ❗ 😀

  398. M says:

    When you say….broke da mout.

  399. Rodney says:

    …bar-b-que means made with shoyu, not ketchup.

  400. Rodney says:

    …when instead of saying “skinny dipping”, you say “bare-balls”. 😯

  401. M says:

    when you say, “Howzit brah!”.

  402. Sally says:

    …when you give directions Ewa / Koko Head / Mauka / Makai.

    We touched on this in previous post. ‘as okay, can still bump the count for this one cuz we MLC anyway and probably won’t remember. LOL!

  403. M says:

    Guud evening MLCers!
    I mentioned some of them from the last post.

  404. Sally says:

    Heyyy, I started on it already from the last post. LOL

    …when KDEN is not a radio station.

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