Apprecih8-08

March 22nd, 2012
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Every once in awhile WWD! runs into a few posters who decide to hate instead of appreciate. Or at da very least respect wat something is all about.

Last week, a poster basically called me "fake" on the "It Sucks...." blog:

Eradication:
March 9th, 2012 at 10:12 am edit
Enough already with the phony pidgin. You make yourself look really silly. If can, can. if no can, no can.

Guess wat Brah? CAN! Oh wait, did I use your Pidgin correctly?

Isn't it funny how sometimes even people who are "local" can hate on oddah locals without knowing 'em not even one bit. At least I would tink dis person is local cause wit a tag name like Eradication I would have to tink s/he wants fake Pidgin speaking people out of Hawai'i.

Without even having read - I'm just assuming - WWD! for any amount of time, you can conclude from a single blog dat I'm fake? It takes a minimum of three blogs to figgah out dat I stay lolo. :lol:

Contrary to anyone's belief - current or long time reader - my native tongue is actually Pidgin. I grew up speaking it because English "rules" are frickin' complex, I sucked at vocabulary, my neighborhood was Pidgin prone and between trying to communicate with my parents in Korean, Pidgin came da most natural to me.

And contrary to any locals belief, Pidgin is not Hawaiian. It's a mixture of Hawaiian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino and Korean which was jammed together in order for da plantation workahs to communicate with da haoles which were usually their bosses. It's a language for da "people" of Hawai'i and should I dare say, da language of da working class.

Maybe das why I'm so comfortable with it.

Just ask anyone who's a faithful Kwonic dat's met me in real life, I'm surah they'll attest to dat. I even throw some Pidgin in work emails but nevah to "bosses", only da peons like me. Or bettah yet, ask Da Wife.... although sometimes even she doesn't understand me.

While I may not be full on moke action, I'm a conversational Pidgin speaking person first who can turn it on or off should da situation call for it but it's usually on and gets worse (so Da Wife says) once I've partaken in some refreshing beverages. :mrgreen:

As far as da blog goes, yes, it may be kinda weird dat you "see" Pidgin because I don't believe it's so much a written language but a conversational one at dat. Das why there are different ways to spell commonly used words like Wassup / Wassap or Wat / Wot or even Braddah / Bruddah.

I do try to limit da written Pidgin language so da malahini or "fakers" can follow da blog. And yes, I do agree sometimes da posters themselves go all out and it can get confusing or make themselves look "silly", but das how Pidgin is communicated. It's da love of our language dat makes dis blog special. It's da love of da language dat makes Hawai'i unique and fun. If it's so difficult to read or understand, then you must not enjoy it or not open to oddah people speaking it if it's not coming out of your own mouth but in any case, there's no reason to hate anyone trying to share it.

In truth, I too laugh, mock, tease those who don't have a natural tongue (those who know Pidgin know wat I mean) wen they try but I nevah evah tell them no try or no speak Pidgin as they themselves are only assimilating unless they are ridiculing to which if they do, I take offense very personally because I am passionate about da 808.

So in turn, I appreciate Eradication's hate on everyone that's been trying to perpetuate Hawai'i's adopted language attempt and will from this day forth discontinue Pidgin from being spoken on Wassup Wit Dat! since it's so silly and fake......












Wop Yo' Jaw!

Go find anoddah blog to hate on my braddah or sistah.

Shoots!
k-den








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28 Responses to “Apprecih8-08”

  1. Keoni:

    Hey BL,

    Geev'em! :lol:


  2. Keoni:

    Oh, one mo' thought. I didn't grow up in Hawai'i, so pidgin isn't my first language, but I love it and have good fun speaking it wen can. A co-worker at my job is amazed that I can use pidgin correctly and we have a good time remembering a lot of the expressions. And if I make a mistake in usage, just remembah I one haole dat is really local at heart and I stay learning.
    So, Eradication, no get all huhu ovah dis. If you no like da kine, go some place weah you no have to heah it! :shock:


  3. hemajang:

    ehh, no worries, just one hater..one small patot making one ASSinine comment.

    You right though, pidgin is best understood spoken rather than written. No can hear da portagee inflections and tones wen written, make big difference in meaning and intent.

    Speaking of local talk, was at store yesterday making purchase at cashier wen dis older haole looking but was probably more portagee made all the filipino cashiers look wen he went "huiiii"...you know, da filipino call, to his wife inside. This filipino lady said, huu, da guy made us all look. Haole cashier said, I wen look too, not filipino but was married to one.


  4. M:

    Howzit BL!
    You tell em! you da man BL!
    Who is he/she to judge?


  5. M:

    If you no like dis blog, den no read.....


  6. Ocean Lover:

    "Coo.....coo.....cooo...."

    How's my "pidgeon"? ;-)

    OL


  7. Ocean Lover:

    There will always be someone who WANTS to "piss on the party".

    Sad.....but a fact.

    OL


  8. sally:

    Obviously, Eradication never had the pleasure of standing next to you at a PahTay as you held you beea in your hand explaining one of the many truths of life. Like fabric and fabric softener and dryers. BHAHAHAH!

    I went shmall kine deaf after that night. LOL nah nah nah, BL, it's ALLLLL GUUUD!

    .... *looking for the LIKE button on OL's post*


  9. GA Bows:

    oooooh snap!


  10. Makiki:

    I wasn't sure who Eradication's post was meant for since I couldn't believe he would have made such a comment towards you. It is tough to spend any time here without picking up and using a few pidgin words, phrases and inflections.

    "So in turn, I appreciate Eradication's hate on everyone that's been trying to perpetuate Hawai'i's adopted language attempt and will from this day forth discontinue Pidgin from being spoken on Wassup Wit Dat! since it's so silly and fake......"

    To take some heat off you maybe we should have a reply in pidgin day!


  11. dihudfan:

    having worked with you, I can stand by what you say or write... true local boy!!! keep up the good work!!!


  12. rayboyjr:

    :cool: Good Morning Everyone!!! :cool:

    ... hey Braddah Lance ... yeah, I went notice dat comment too ... but like Makiki said, I nevah no who dat was fo ... I tot maybe one of da oddah comments ... but den I figah ... who da frick care anyway??? ... and btw, howz my pidgin ... small kine fake sounding ... but I no care!!! ...

    ... and who is dis guy to tell you or any of us here what to do or write??? ... as free as he is to bad-mouth you or us ... we stay as free to write in any fricken style we like ... right??? ... good pidgin ... bad pidgin ... correct spelling ... wrong kine spelling ... fake sounding ... cool sounding ... whatever ...

    ... I love deez blog fight...err...debates ... I hope da buggah come back ...

    ... Have One Good One ...


  13. snow:

    i attest! i attest that the loudest korean accountant in the world is TRULY a pidgin speaking local and this blog - WWD?! - is just a reflection of that. just as i think and write in "normal english" :roll: , i'm quite sure that braddah lance thinks and writes in "proper pidgin." ;)

    but then again, it's a waste of time to address negativity from someone who has no idea who you really are when the rest of us appreciate you! :)


  14. Kage:

    aaah, nevamind da kine haters li dat.

    I grew up speaking pidgin outside of the house. Dad from the mainland and it was only proper English in the house. I learned to turn it on and off too.

    Once I went to a conference. Like you, BL, I partake in refreshing beverages and da pidgin comes worse. The only other group that could understand us was from New Orleans because they have their own version of pidgin there with the Cajun people.


  15. Paco:

    No worries! just keep up with your blog. Lots of fans here!


  16. NKHEA:

    :mad:
    :evil:
    :twisted:
    :mrgreen:


  17. NEO:

    Eh, Braddah Lance, nevamine da guys goin' hate on yo blog li'dat, us guys, we like em, so we no kea, we can undastann you, and dass all dat matta eh? I never really grew up speaking pidgin, and when I went to college, I had to learn em quick... it was a way to confirm my identity as a local Hawaii-boy at a mainland school... That being said, I did learn proper english, so I can speak both pretty fluently... It's about acceptance... isn't that what the root of pidgin is anyway? It's a creole of Hawaiian, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese? What's more accepting than the intermingling of cultures and languages? Go figgah?!?

    Alo-JAH!!!

    NEO


  18. wafan:

    Sadly there will always be haters. Their lives must be miserable as they try to bring others down to their level.

    Kinda feo da kine foa da bugga dey godda go tonari (sp?). Foa shua no go da WB dey goin go chu um up.


  19. Scott:

    Hey, wasn't me that pissed you off this time ;)

    Family is great, boy just turned 3. We, 'working' on #2 :)
    Aloha BL!


  20. Ocean Lover:

    Howzit "BS"..... ;-)

    The difference between YOU and "others".....you LISTENED with an open mind and became "local". :-)

    OL


  21. hawaiiobsessed:

    Like the pidgin, like BL, love Hawaii, no like rude people.


  22. Ynaku:

    wat? WAT? Ho dis Loud Korean Accountant. I met him long time ago and I still deaf. Oh wait, I was deaf befo and mo deaf now.

    Eh BL, I too grew up in plantation camp. If you no speak pidgin, you dunno wat's going on. Mamasan taking to Tata. Apo taking to boy-san etc etc etc

    It's a riot but hey, that's how we communicated. Neva mind da haters, going always get. If dey no like wat dey reading, go someplace else.

    No go somebody's house and tell dem how for run it. Dey get their opinions, so do we.

    Eh NKHEA? DUCK!


  23. King Katonk:

    Who made this guy King of Pidgin?

    And I thought I was the only King "Knucklehead."

    No worries BL. Just keep on what you're doing.


  24. Braddah Lance:

    Keoni:
    Geev'em!

    I believe dat was said "properly". :lol:

    Oh, one mo' thought. I didn't grow up in Hawai'i, so pidgin isn't my first language, but I love it and have good fun speaking it wen can. A co-worker at my job is amazed that I can use pidgin correctly and we have a good time remembering a lot of the expressions. And if I make a mistake in usage, just remembah I one haole dat is really local at heart and I stay learning.
    So, Eradication, no get all huhu ovah dis. If you no like da kine, go some place weah you no have to heah it!

    Dat sounds pretty good from one haole..... I only wish I could "hear" you. :lol:
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    hemajang:
    You right though, pidgin is best understood spoken rather than written. No can hear da portagee inflections and tones wen written, make big difference in meaning and intent.

    Rogah dat.

    ...he went "huiiii"...you know, da filipino call, to his wife inside. This filipino lady said, huu, da guy made us all look. You no have to be Filipino to know dat call. If you live Hawai'i, we ALL know dat call. :grin:
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    M:
    Who is he/she to judge?

    He has a right to his/her opinion but to just come out and hate is anoddah story. Just straight out rude.

    If you no like dis blog, den no read.....

    Yes, please avert your eyes. :grin:
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    Ocean Lover:
    "Coo.....coo.....cooo...."
    How's my "pidgeon"?

    Not bad but wea's da head bob and weave?

    There will always be someone who WANTS to "piss on the party". Sad.....but a fact.

    Rogah dat.
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    sally:
    Obviously, Eradication never had the pleasure of standing next to you at a PahTay as you held you beea in your hand explaining one of the many truths of life. Like fabric and fabric softener and dryers. BHAHAHAH!

    But it's da truth! :lol:

    I went shmall kine deaf after that night.

    Heh? But you was across da table. :razz:
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    GA Bows:
    oooooh snap!

    You broke a button?
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    Makiki:
    I wasn't sure who Eradication's post was meant for since I couldn't believe he would have made such a comment towards you.

    Yeah, it is a little vague but I take 'em how I see 'em.

    It is tough to spend any time here without picking up and using a few pidgin words, phrases and inflections.

    Then I must be doing something right. :grin:

    To take some heat off you maybe we should have a reply in pidgin day!

    I have to bring back Da Pidgin Word Of Da Day!
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    dihudfan:
    having worked with you, I can stand by what you say or write... true local boy!!! keep up the good work!!!

    Maaahaaaaaalos!
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    rayboyjr:
    ... and who is dis guy to tell you or any of us here what to do or write??? ... as free as he is to bad-mouth you or us ... we stay as free to write in any fricken style we like ... right??? ... good pidgin ... bad pidgin ... correct spelling ... wrong kine spelling ... fake sounding ... cool sounding ... whatever ...

    Rogah dat.

    ... I love deez blog fight...err...debates ... I hope da buggah come back ...

    Heh? Who stay beef?
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    snow:
    but then again, it's a waste of time to address negativity from someone who has no idea who you really are when the rest of us appreciate you!

    *tear*
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    Kage:
    Once I went to a conference. Like you, BL, I partake in refreshing beverages and da pidgin comes worse. The only other group that could understand us was from New Orleans because they have their own version of pidgin there with the Cajun people.

    Pidgin wit an accent fo' realz. :lol:
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    Paco:
    No worries! just keep up with your blog. Lots of fans here!

    Das always good hear! :grin:


  25. Braddah Lance:


    NKHEA:


    Cat got your tongue?
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    NEO:
    It's about acceptance... isn't that what the root of pidgin is anyway? It's a creole of Hawaiian, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese? What's more accepting than the intermingling of cultures and languages? Go figgah?!?

    Nicely put... must be da English side. :lol:
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    wafan:
    Sadly there will always be haters. Their lives must be miserable as they try to bring others down to their level.

    Well, it makes us stronger right?
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    Scott:
    Hey, wasn't me that pissed you off this time

    I nevah get pissed.

    Family is great, boy just turned 3. We, 'working' on #2

    Numbah 2??? Have fun.
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    Ocean Lover:
    The difference between YOU and "others".....you LISTENED with an open mind and became "local".

    Well, we did have to break his arm and leg... :razz:
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    hawaiiobsessed:
    Like the pidgin, like BL, love Hawaii, no like rude people.

    Sounds good to me.
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    Ynaku:
    Eh BL, I too grew up in plantation camp. If you no speak pidgin, you dunno wat's going on. Mamasan taking to Tata. Apo taking to boy-san etc etc etc It's a riot but hey, that's how we communicated.

    It must have worked (still working)....

    No go somebody's house and tell dem how for run it. Dey get their opinions, so do we.

    *nodding head* *fist bump*
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    King Katonk:
    Who made this guy King of Pidgin?

    Certainly not Rap's!

    No worries BL. Just keep on what you're doing.

    I wasn't planning on stopping. :grin:


  26. 9thIslandGirl:

    I was wondering when you was going respond!!! Ah, no worry! Who knows how fo' spell/ write pidgin. The main point is to communicate a thought and you do that well


  27. KAN:

    As Sally & snow said, having had the pleasure of meeting you in real life, I too can attest to your fluency and authenticity in your real-life pidgin skills. In other words, da braddah can. So wop yo jaw.

    And, as I always say about posters of that sort: don't feed the trolls.


  28. HNL2LAS:

    Pidgin is FUN to write 'n fun foa read bahahah! My mainland frenz have a hard time reading when I write in Pidgin and some actually thought I no can spell.. aiya!! Too funny... if it ain't business or professional kinda stuff.. but just foa fun or regulah life..hahah.... Pidgin it is yah!?! Not bird..hahaha like on H5-0!

    Sigh.. just Lame-o.. no like it, no stay.. sheeeshh.. We luv ya BL! 'n sooo glad we got you back!