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Forum: Melting Pot September 15th, 2013, 06:33 PM
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Posted By Ron Whitfield
Re: Post that pidgin vernacular from your island!

Growing up in 50's/60's LA I remember them coming on the scene around 1960 and being only pool wear, so Hawaii must have been the slipper vanguard. I wonder if they ever caught on in LA as basic...
Forum: Melting Pot September 15th, 2013, 05:07 PM
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Posted By Ron Whitfield
Re: Post that pidgin vernacular from your island!

Interesting about the tatami and cross slips, the cross shoould come back as a standard, it looks comfortable while the tatamis were hard and junk from what I remember.
I ask about a WW2 connection...
Forum: Melting Pot September 13th, 2013, 06:27 PM
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Posted By Ron Whitfield
Re: Post that pidgin vernacular from your island!

When did wearing rubba slippa really become common in Honolulu, who started it, did WW2 have something to do with them becoming popular?
Was there originally a much different type than we see today?
Forum: Melting Pot June 6th, 2008, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Ron Whitfield
Re: Post that pidgin vernacular from your island!

Earlier this week on www.coasttocoastam.com (http://www.coasttocoastam.com) George Noory set up a line specifically for Hawaiian's to call in and speak pidgen, saying he'd heard about this...
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