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U Know U Local If....

April 5th, 2013

* Only NOW you know dat cilantro is da same as Chinese parsley.
* You measure da watah for da rice with da knuckle of your index fingah.
* You can handle shoyu with green mango, li hing gummy bears, or raw egg on hot rice.
* You always get in da fridge or on da table: shoyu, ketchup and chili peppah watah.
* More than likely get some kine bottle kimchee or takuwan, pickled onion and definitely Hawaiian salt
* Aftah a visit to Maui, your omiyage consists of potato chips, manju, cream puffs or guri-guri.
* A balanced meal includes rice, mac salad and something fried.
* You know 101 ways to fix your rubber slippers using either tape, rope or glue.
* You wear two different color slippahs together and no one cares.
* T-shirt without pukas = nice.
* In elementary, you ran wit slippahs on your hands cause you would get lickin's if you lost 'em.
* You get one slippah tan.
* You know at least one person wit a Hawaiian bracelet.
* You nevah evah wear matching aloha shirt and mu'umu'u unless absolutely necessary.
* It's Sandy’s, not Sandy Beach.
* You correctly pronounce Kaneohe, Kapi'olani and you can say Kalaniana'ole without stumbling.
* Doesn't mattah how old you are, “Hanakokolele” nevah gets old.
* You say “Da Kine,” and da other person says “Da kine” and you both know wat “Da kine” is.
* You get at least one pic showing a Shaka.
* You stay at Disneyland standing in line talking story and a complete stranger asks, “you from Hawaii?”
* You feel guilty leaving a get-together without helping clean up.
* Everyone older than you is called “Auntie” or “Uncle” and when saying aloha, you hug and kiss everyone.
* You "hanai" somewea... even though you one adult.
* You can eat spam musubi for breakfast, lunch or dinnah.

Wat else you got dat makes us local?

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71 Responses to “U Know U Local If....”

  1. B:

    you local wen your grama's uncle's sister brother's auntie cousin is related to your granpa's cousin sister's auntie hanai uncle....whew! 😛

  2. kamaaina808:

    You going holoholo, not fishing.

    You say 'use-ted to' instead of 'used to'

    And all of the above 😀

  3. kamaaina808:

    You say going 'au 'au and going moi moi instead of going shower & going sleep.

  4. M:

    You say mo bettah.

  5. M:

    When you say hallo not hello.

  6. cojef:

    Braddah Lance, u know u local wen u teach you Japanese wife how make spam-musubi in quantity so can freeze some and micro-wave the buggahs for a quick lunch substitute.

  7. (Jesse) James:

    You use street names and not numbers like "kalani highway" instead of "Highway 96".

    You use landmarks to give directions...like "I stay at Ross' by stadium park...where the old Longs used to be." And you still say "Longs" and not "CVS"....LOL

    You say "Pupu" and not "Appetizer" and use the word "Pau" when you are finished with something.

    #25 Matt....I think most guys jus ask "what school you went?" If you're local, you know that means "high school" and not "college"....LOL

  8. (Jesse) James:

    When you say "jalousie" and not "louvers"....

  9. MrK:

    ...if you're over 25 years old, and you still live with your parents, rent free, and your mom still cooks for you and washes your laundry.

    Or, if you're over 30 years-old, married, with kids, and you and your family living with your parents (or your in-laws), and your mom still cooks for you, washes everybody's laundry, takes your kids to school, AND picks them up for you, etc.

  10. MrK:

    One time a visitor was asking my friend for directions to Shriner's Hospital. The guy asked my friend, "Someone told me that Shriners is adjacent to exit 23." My friend told him, "No, you gotta take the Punahou exit to go to Shriners." Half-hour later, we're driving on the freeway, and, as we're approaching the Punahou exit, we see the exit 23 sign. Both of us have been living on the island for decades, and we both were certain that they just put that 23 sign up. We both insisted that we never saw it before.


    You know someone named "Honey-Girl;" male or female

  12. M:

    We say "fut" not "fart".

  13. sally:

    @Ynaku: not even "cut grass". It's "lawn mowah da grass".

  14. keoni:

    fo' da one who tried to use the Hawaiian word fo' sleep...
    it's "moe" fo' sleep. "moi" is the threadfish.

    ...this message has been brought to you by one sassy haole buggah! 😆

  15. wafan:

    No switches jus rubbah slippahs on top da okole.

    Gotta axperence da dabo axsion wack.

  16. DIO:

    I tot da message was by one Pōpoki kāne. Miao! 😉

  17. kamaaina808:

    @keoni - I blame google 😛

  18. wafan:

    It is against an unwritten rule to visit someone and not take something to eat. And, always have to say it was not any problem to do so.

  19. DIO:

    ...if you tell people to "try" stuff: try wait, try go, try stop, try move... 😀

  20. sassy7:

    Hi BL...you know U local..when you honi aloha your aunty..uncle..cousins..every body when you leave the party....my keiki's still honi aloha people I introduce to them....many are surprised by it...many love it...and many thank them for recongnizing their presence...Eh wat!..you no lik kiss aunty?

  21. Mows:

    I nehah even know what char siu bao was in high school. I remembah looking at the patti's chinese kitchen menu and thinking where da manapua? What is one char siu bao?

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