15 Totally True Stereotypes Hawaii Locals Should Just Accept As Fact
By Megan Shute|Updated on August 12, 2022(Originally published August 07, 2022)
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
As the most isolated population center on earth, the Hawaiian Islands are unique in everything from our culture and history to the foods consumed and quirky habits shared by locals. And as a result of our unique life, there are countless stereotypes the rest of the world believes about Hawaii locals. While some of these stereotypes are absolutely baseless, others are often true — even though we might not want to admit it. Without further ado, here are totally true 15 Hawaiian stereotypes that Hawaii locals should probably just accept as fact.
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What are some other Hawaiian stereotypes that are true?
Hawaiians are an odd bunch, with a culture and language all their own. For instance, flip flops -- those things you wear on your feet? -- those are slippers. And we have a pair for each and every occasion. In Hawaii, we refer to almost everyone we know as an auntie, uncle, or cousin. We're all family here! We choose shave ice over anything, even ice cream. And yes -- it's shave ice, not "shaved" ice. Shave ice is the quintessential Hawaiian treat; the perfect snack for a quick sugar rush after a day spent in the ocean. Who in their right mind would chose boring ice cream over shave ice? Unless your shave ice is served on top of ice cream... which is delicious.