15 Words And Phrases People In Hawaii Just Don’t Understand

Everything about Hawaii is unique: from the scenery and popular food to the Hawaiian culture and language. Many Hawaiian words and phrases are still used today, and when you mix that with Hawaiian Pidgin – a creole English-based creole dialect – you’re left with a vocabulary unique to the islands. And while we understand what these 15 words and phrases mean, they simply aren’t in our vocabulary.

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What other words can you think of that people in Hawaii just don’t understand, or use in everyday conversation?