November 20th, 2008
You do know wat 'dis blog is called right?...... have you actually "said" it?
I've been saying it all my life... but apparently it was enough to bug a Lurkah....
OK, it's been driving me nuts every time I see it...
Why is your blog titled "Wassap Wit Dat!" Shouldn't it be "Wassap Wit Dat?" After all, you are asking a question. Then again, if you're showing excitement, I can see you calling it "Wassap Wit Dat?!" Driving me even more nuts is why are you using the word "Wassap"? Shouldn't it be "Wassup"? Maybe something is lost in translation somewhere?
I don't know why this bugs the crap out of me, but it does!
Yeah, I have nothing better to do than nit pick stuff like this at night!
Aloha and take care,
(Name withheld to protect da innocent)
Funny thing though... I bet A LOT of you guys/gals have asked da samething no?
I'm pretty sure 'dis Lurkah meant no disrespect and actually pointed out a WWD! of his/her own so I wanted to elaborate on it. And no worries, it's au' good!
Mahalos fo' coming out and throwing out your two cents! Well, at least you did offline.... but don't you know I need da posts? 😆
In fact, one of my softball buddies asked da samething awhile ago and actually proceeded to enunciate the title.... several times in several ways.
Now you're going to hear it straight from da horse's mouth.... Ok, read about it.
Let's take the first of two points da Lurkah pointed out - the "!". Why did I use the exclamation point? Good question.... but I wasn't asking a question. It's more of a "point out the issue" statement. It's not that I don't ask "what's up with that?", but most times I say it in frustration rather than looking for an answer.
In the blogs, it does come out "sounding" like a question - and sometimes it is - but the true original intent is to show emphasis on the issue at hand. True, a question mark would "solve" it, but then whenever you read it (the "?"), you'd think there's gotta be a "right" answer.
WWD! readers know, there's is no "right" answer and in fact in my "controversial" entries, they've proved dat we can "agree to disagree".
So let me ask 'dis, wouldn't da whole WWD! blog tone change if I was to use "?" instead of "!". Try read a few and imagine a "?"... all of a sudden it becomes... different.
Regarding the second point of "Wassap" to "Wassup", yes it is depending on the person and "Wassup" is more widely used and understood but if/when you use the latter, it automatically becomes a "question" which is not my intent.
In any case, I too wanted to change it to a "Wassup" - cause it is our "local" twang - but da editor in charge said no can cause going be too much hu-hu changing all da thing-a-ma-jigs dat's set up already online.
Wassap Wit Dat! 😉
Anyways... if you've evah met me I like to say "Wassap" like 'dis.....
Ok, so I spell it without da "Z" but same shmell.
In da end, words do get "lost in translation" and at times wat I blog about is usually a "condensed" version with no visual theatrics. Anoddah softball buddy of mine - we'll call him "Iv" - said his sistah is one Lurkah dat reads WWD! 😉 and he was telling her.......
"Da blog is nothing... you gotta see him 'live'." 😆
SHOUT OUT: Fo' those who dunno there is a REAL pah-tay tomorrow... hea's da details again from last Friday's blog. Come if can... even if you nevah say you coming but if no can, no can.
So far we get 13.5 in, 1 chicken, 3 maybe, 2 wishy-washy, 1 like ack busy but “squeeze” da pah-tay in somehow kine and 1 waiting at da Hilo docks fo’ da SupahFerry to come in.
WAT: Triad Pah-tay with hosts of O&E, MLC & WWD! in da house!
WEN: Friday, November 21st from 6-10pm
WEA’: Fort Street Bar & Grill in the Topa Financial Center Lobby
(directly across the street from Aloha Tower)
SOME MO DETAILS: No host (dat means you buy your own beea), No cover (unless you’d like to donate to da WWD! fund), live entertainment, karaoke, games & prizes (still working on da last two) and parking is only $2 w/ validation
Well this pah-tay could be a blog in itself but hea’s da low-down on da ho-down.
It’s really informal - just an excuse to get together with people you nevah would have known, drink a few, wala’au, drink some mo’ - responsibly of course - and have a good time.
Ok, it’s not your normal pah-tay so…..
If you up tight…. no come. If you come to beef…. they serve pork chops. But if you like pah-tay, ‘den come! But please leave your weirdness at home cause da last thing we’d want anyone to feel is awkward or uncomfortable. 😉
I’ll be honest with you. We’re going to get a wide mix of people dat don’t know each oddah but if you feel comfortable posting, you should be ok. The best part is, you don’t have to reveal your identity! You can still remain anonymous by giving your “real” name cause no one knows you by dat (Uncle Rodney and Queenie mentioned dat and it makes sense since we only know screen names).
If you one Lurkah, no worries….. I get one special “Lurkah” table fo’ you in da corner so you can still lurk.
In any case, if you’re attending or planning to attend, please give a shout out hea’ (post a comment) so dat we can guesstimate a head count cause da place can only hold so much.
Much Mahalos goes out to NKHEA fo’ getting us da hook ups at Fort Street B&G!
Last, please keep an open mind and venture out of your comfort zone hiding behind da confines of a keyboard and screen. No fo’get to bring your pah-tay shoes (eh, cross trainers good too) cause we certainly are hoping to have some fun!
And how fitting is it dat it’ll be on a Feel Good Friday?