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Forum: Melting Pot August 8th, 2006, 07:36 PM
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Posted By oceanpacific
Re: Post that pidgin vernacular from your island!

Getting back on track:

You SABE (sa-bay)? - "understand" or "know"

Heard this from a lot of older Filipino gentlemen retired from the plantation.
Forum: Melting Pot August 8th, 2006, 04:16 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 25,825
Posted By oceanpacific
Re: Post that pidgin vernacular from your island!

A lot of guys also say the player taking the flop is "looking for the Oscar." :D Like when the 230 lb. power forward is bowled over by a 170 lb. point guard.

Craig, "Zatoichi" was played by...
Forum: Melting Pot August 7th, 2006, 09:37 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 25,825
Posted By oceanpacific
Re: Post that pidgin vernacular from your island!

Yeah, it's a dialectical difference between the islands. Plus, some won't know how to pronounce "pio" (they might say "PIE-OH" instead of sort of running the "i" and "o" together). Pronouncing it...
Forum: Melting Pot August 7th, 2006, 08:36 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 25,825
Posted By oceanpacific
Re: Post that pidgin vernacular from your island!

"Oh, babes, HEMO all your clothes" is still in use! :D

In the old days, my mother used to tell us to "PI-CHING" (lock) the car doors. There was no such thing as power door locks back then.
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Forum: Melting Pot August 7th, 2006, 02:15 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 25,825
Posted By oceanpacific
Re: Post that pidgin vernacular from your island!

Arare = Kakimochi; some folks jokingly pronounce "arare" as "A RARE"

Sometimes consumed outside the County "Liberry" on Waianuenue Ave.
Forum: Melting Pot August 7th, 2006, 04:55 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 25,825
Posted By oceanpacific
Re: Post that pidgin vernacular from your island!

I thought "tantaran" came from the Imperial margarine commercials.
Forum: Melting Pot August 7th, 2006, 01:09 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 25,825
Posted By oceanpacific
Re: Post that pidgin vernacular from your island!

Is the HOLO HOLO "slippa" factory still in existence? Their brand was sold at the Slipper Shop in Ala Moana Center.

Often used to get the KAKA ROACH!
Forum: Melting Pot August 6th, 2006, 11:31 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 25,825
Posted By oceanpacific
Re: Post that pidgin vernacular from your island!

You're right on with "VOLOCANO!" :D

Another is, "You get FILLUM in dat camera?"

How about the term 'USEDTATO?"

An impromptu, unorganized convoy of cars going down the main street of rural...
Forum: Melting Pot August 6th, 2006, 02:27 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 25,825
Posted By oceanpacific
Re: Post that pidgin vernacular from your island!

Lord Greystoke, the guy swinging from tree to tree on vines, who was he? Neighbor island folks called him "TA-ZAN," not "TAR-ZAN."

"The tree ova deah get one rope hanging. We can go play TA-ZAN!"
Forum: Melting Pot August 6th, 2006, 05:22 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 25,825
Posted By oceanpacific
Re: Post that pidgin vernacular from your island!

"Shave ice" is called "ice shave" in Hilo (it's "ice cube," not "cube ice," "ice cream," not "cream ice," so goes the logic). Grammatically, it should be SHAVED ICE and ICE SHAVINGS. Please, leave...
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