12 Silly Sayings That Will Only Make Sense If You’re From Hawaii

The Hawaiian Islands are unique in more ways than anyone can count — and that includes our language, vocabulary, and local diction. While most people from Hawaii don’t have an accent, per se, there are a variety of words and phrases from the Hawaiian language that are still frequently used today, and that might leave visitors a little confused, to say the least. From modern slang to Pidgin terms, you’ll only hear these 12 (somewhat) silly sayings in Hawaii.

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