June 9, 2005

Haole

Haole is a Hawaiian word for a foreigner or a white person. It's also my favorite new word. I really want to start working it in to daily conversations but I'm still not speaking English that often so I have to take advantage of my newly expanded vocabulary.

The word is apparently common on most of the pacific Islands. I learned it from a Filipino guy from Guam. Some example sentences would be like:

  • You just ran over my bike, you stupid haole!
  • This haole guy came in to my shop a puked all over my coconuts.
  • I think that haole girl is traying to talk to you
  • Take your surfboard and get out of here. This is a local spot: no haoles allowed!

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