Fun Day Monday: You Know You're NOT Local If...

April 26th, 2010
By

A little over a year ago, we had an active discussion about how you can tell if someone is "local" or not. In fact, I believe it was the first time we hit triple digits (in comments) up in this heezy. In case you missed it, chicky chicky check it: You Know You're Local If...

There were several moments this weekend when I saw peeps acting supah "non-local" and it made me want us to chat up about it this week. So let's see what our WWE `Ohana can come up with ah?

"You Know You're NOT Local If..."
(Need help? Click here or here.)

I'll start:
* You wear matching aloha wear from head to toe (and think it looks cool).

121 Responses to “Fun Day Monday: You Know You're NOT Local If...”

  1. oldshoes:

    gravy on rice? socks on with slippers?The "fumbled" handshake. The chained wallet to the pants.....oh wait thats 'trash. Pants?


  2. Scott:

    you're white as snow, yet you wear cornrows and a Bob Marley t-shirt
    (sorry Colt Brennan, someone had to say something)


  3. M:

    Hello Ed! :)

    You wear your slippahs or shoes in da house.


  4. M:

    You don't understand pidgin.


  5. bB:

    if walk into someone's house with your shoes on


  6. bB:

    start to compare the mainland to hawaii and say that the mainland is better.


  7. bB:

    when you driving in traffic and someone lets you into the next lane and you don't wave thank you.


  8. matt:

    shoyu directly on the rice (like gravy) and you eat the rice as it's own dish without mixing with the okazu or at least alternating bites.


  9. hemajang:

    ...white and driving a dune buggy while looking at a road map.


  10. kuya.d:

    ... You enjoy Mufi's singing.


  11. kuya.d:

    ... You like Halladay better than Victorino (haha!).


  12. kuya.d:

    ... You think gas is too expensive NOW (to locals, it's always been expensive, not just now).


  13. kuya.d:

    ... You say "fart".


  14. kuya.d:

    ... You call it a "you-kah-lay-lee".


  15. kuya.d:

    ... You call it a snow cone (or for Big I peeps, cone snow ... who's the backwards folks?).


  16. M:

    You say Like Like hwy....


  17. frankie:

    You think thongs are for the butt and not the feet!


  18. Ynaku:

    You call slippahs Flip Flops


  19. che:

    You're not local if you don't eat spam.


  20. Dave:

    When you like GSP the greaser better than our local boy BJ Penn


  21. World Wide Ed:

    * 1.oldshoes:
    The "fumbled" handshake.

    Gaaaah! That means I'm not local. Haha! Nah, only sometimes when da odda guy change dea mind mid way chroo (from business kine or local kine)... Haha!

    * 2.Scott:
    you're white as snow, yet you wear cornrows and a Bob Marley t-shirt
    (sorry Colt Brennan, someone had to say something)

    "white as snow" LOL!

    * 3.M:
    You wear your slippahs or shoes in da house.

    YUCK! Don't know how people can do that yeah emmz!?

    * 4.M:
    You don't understand pidgin.

    Or try fo ack like you do... ahaha!

    * 5.bB:
    if walk into someone's house with your shoes on

    * 6.bB:
    start to compare the mainland to hawaii and say that the mainland is better.

    LOL! They just don't know yeah beeBz?

    * 7.bB:
    when you driving in traffic and someone lets you into the next lane and you don't wave thank you.

    Or you give the crippled kine shaka. Haha!

    * 8.matt:
    shoyu directly on the rice (like gravy) and you eat the rice as it's own dish without mixing with the okazu or at least alternating bites.

    LOLOL! Tru dat matty!

    * 9.hemajang:
    ...white and driving a dune buggy while looking at a road map.

    Jeep? :P

    * 10.kuya.d:
    ... You enjoy Mufi's singing.

    LOL!

    * 11.kuya.d:
    ... You like Halladay better than Victorino (haha!).

    Uh ohhhh... Hehe, nah!

    * 13.kuya.d:
    ... You say "fart".

    ... instead of "fut"... :P

    * 14.kuya.d:
    ... You call it a "you-kah-lay-lee".

    or call me "edward suu-ji-mow-towww" 8)

    * 15.kuya.d:
    ... You call it a snow cone (or for Big I peeps, cone snow ... who's the backwards folks?).

    "cone snow"!!! Ahahahahaha!

    * 16.M:
    You say Like Like hwy....

    Oh yeah! Haha! Or "Why Key Keeeeeey" ;)

    * 17.frankie:
    You think thongs are for the butt and not the feet!

    Hah? :P

    * 18.Ynaku:
    You call slippahs Flip Flops

    or sandals?

    * 19.che:
    You're not local if you don't eat spam.

    Nice! Did you check out da spam jam cheche?

    * 20.Dave:
    When you like GSP the greaser better than our local boy BJ Penn

    The Greaser! Hahaha! Or how about "You're not a fan of BJ Penn now that he's not champ."?


  22. matt:

    you think you speaking pigeon, but you just sound like a Jeff Spicoli california surfer duuuude.


  23. tita leerz:

    I TOLD YOU BEEEFO! NUTTIN' WRONG WID MATCHING ALOHA ATTIRE! ROFL!

    RIP Hawaiian Moon


  24. tita leerz:

    You tink "Ooh Feng" is one asian dude.


  25. tita leerz:

    Neva tink any of Lisa Matsumoto's plays was HEE LARRY YUS!

    BTW, Princess and Da Iso Peanut was just dat!


  26. tita leerz:

    You tink "Cha Cha" is one dance when it's really da power boost when racing wid you SLIPPAHS on yo hands against da neighborhood bully.


  27. tita leerz:

    You gotta wonder if it's OK to be standing in line at Tanioka's at 8am to eat just 1 pound of raw fish for breakfast after the news tells tells us that there's a salmonella scare for ahi poke.

    You know what I say to that? EH, (W)USSY, GET OUT OF LINE SO I CAN GET TO MY POKE BREAKFAST SOONER!


  28. tita leerz:

    You dunno how say A-I-E-A.


  29. tita leerz:

    ka may yuh may yuh


  30. tita leerz:

    You think jogging around in a west side neighborhood at high noon is OK.

    Can you say heat stroke?


  31. frankie:

    OOPS! I had my sentence backwards. Should've been, "you think thongs are for the feet and not the butt!"

    Here's another one:

    You understand what Rosette is saying!


  32. tita leerz:

    ooohhh...flame on?! lol


  33. tita leerz:

    ...you see nothing wrong with taking rocks and sand home. especially the black ones.


  34. J.P.:

    you butcher the simple Hawaiian words AND pronounce Likelike Highway as "Like-like Highway" instead of "Li-ke-li-ke".....can't tell you how many times I've heard it said that way.


  35. Kage:

    When some big guy ask if you like beef and you answer, "YES!"


  36. Kage:

    If you ask for directions to Route 99 instead of Kamehameha Hwy.


  37. Kage:

    If you can not understand directions by house colors.

    "Go straight down dis road. You going take one left at da blue house. My house is da one with the green roof about 3 houses on da right next to da house with the red door. Only one with da green roof, no can miss."


  38. Kage:

    If you no like believe that macaroni salad is one side vegetable.


  39. Kage:

    If it is 73 degrees outside and you not wearing a jacket. (or maybe you just from Wahiawa......haha)


  40. uncle jimmy:

    Kage wen steal my "Beef" line..

    kay-den, when someone asks you where you're staying, you manage to butcher all of Hawaiian, Waikiki and Kalakaua all in one sentence wit' a southern accent..

    We're at the Roy-Ul Ha-Why-An in Wocky-Kee on, I think it's on Kala__ heck, how do you say it?


  41. Michael:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fJQNROSSJU&feature=related

    You forget to mention camera around the neck.

    Pi Pe Li ne. or Why me ah Bay.


  42. uncle jimmy:

    wen you frickin' jay-walk in Waikiki in a ugly outfit..


  43. uncle jimmy:

    wen you get bright white skin, dark knee socks wit' ugly sandals..
    all same time..


  44. uncle jimmy:

    wen someone gives you "shaka" sign, you give back "hook 'em horns"..


  45. uncle jimmy:

    wen you think the idea of a man doing hula is anything less than extremely nacho..

    nacho, das like macho, only mo' natch-ull.. :lol:


  46. uncle jimmy:

    wen you puck up saying Mahalo an' Aloha..

    ma-hello and hello-hah..


  47. uncle jimmy:

    wen you're from frickin' Canada an' think that tipping is unnecessary..


  48. uncle jimmy:

    wen someone has to explain to you that Mahimahi is Not "Flipper"..


  49. uncle jimmy:

    geez. all i gotta do is think back to five years working Waikiki, get plenty..


  50. Michael:

    You know one local when they say and then and then and then. or sum ting la dat. and then and then and then again.


  51. Kage:

    @Uncle Jimmy - sorry for "stealing" your beef line... ;)

    Adding to UJ's #46 - When you think Mahalo means trash can... :shock:


  52. Kage:

    You know they not local when they wear sh0e$ at the beach in the sand.


  53. uncle jimmy:

    wen someone says, "you like one bento?"..

    you have no frickin' idea if you do or not..

    um, maybe, but what i'd really like is a mixed lunch plate..


  54. uncle jimmy:

    mixed plate lunch.. hoo, busted..


  55. matt:

    when you ask if you're supposed to go east or west on the highway.


  56. HNL2LAS:

    EY! I LIKE gravy or shoyu straight on my rice!! Planny peeps do, thanks you very much! Now uhmm mayo or butter?? DAS mainland!


  57. HNL2LAS:

    bhaaha das thank you very much.. not thankS you..


  58. Kage:

    @HNL2LAS - #56 - yeah, I like gravy and or shoyu on my rice too.

    Dats annodah one. If you say "soy sauce", das not local.


  59. M:

    They don't understand mauka, makai, ewa and diamond head for directions....


  60. World Wide Ed:

    * 22.matt:
    you think you speaking pigeon, but you just sound like a Jeff Spicoli california surfer duuuude.

    Or Dog or Beth Chapman. 8)

    * 23.tita leerz:
    I TOLD YOU BEEEFO! NUTTIN' WRONG WID MATCHING ALOHA ATTIRE! ROFL!

    Bahahahahahaha! "tit" leerz is one tourist. 8)

    * 24.tita leerz:
    You tink "Ooh Feng" is one asian dude.

    LOLOLOL! No moderation on that one I guess... :P

    * 26.tita leerz:
    You tink "Cha Cha" is one dance when it's really da power boost when racing wid you SLIPPAHS on yo hands against da neighborhood bully.

    BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    * 27.tita leerz:
    You gotta wonder if it's OK to be standing in line at Tanioka's at 8am to eat just 1 pound of raw fish for breakfast after the news tells tells us that there's a salmonella scare for ahi poke.

    You know what I say to that? EH, (W)USSY, GET OUT OF LINE SO I CAN GET TO MY POKE BREAKFAST SOONER!

    Amen sistah! Salmonella, Shmalmonella! ;)

    * 29.tita leerz:
    ka may yuh may yuh

    Um, Filipino wakarimasen! :P

    * 30.tita leerz:
    You think jogging around in a west side neighborhood at high noon is OK.

    Can you say heat stroke?

    Pansy. :P

    * 31.frankie:
    OOPS! I had my sentence backwards. Should've been, "you think thongs are for the feet and not the butt!"

    K, now I getum!

    * 34.J.P.:
    you butcher the simple Hawaiian words AND pronounce Likelike Highway as "Like-like Highway" instead of "Li-ke-li-ke".....can't tell you how many times I've heard it said that way.

    I heard it like that, but mostly from locals saying it that way on purpose J Peezy. :)

    * 35.Kage:
    When some big guy ask if you like beef and you answer, "YES!"

    LOLOLOL!

    * 36.Kage:
    If you ask for directions to Route 99 instead of Kamehameha Hwy.

    Didn't even know it was Route 99! LOL! And no say "Kam" Highway, or you goin' get lickins! Haha!

    * 37.Kage:
    If you can not understand directions by house colors.

    "Go straight down dis road. You going take one left at da blue house. My house is da one with the green roof about 3 houses on da right next to da house with the red door. Only one with da green roof, no can miss."

    Ahahahahahaha! Classic Kagz!

    * 38.Kage:
    If you no like believe that macaroni salad is one side vegetable.

    As long as get potatoes. ;)

    * 39.Kage:
    If it is 73 degrees outside and you not wearing a jacket. (or maybe you just from Wahiawa......haha)

    LOL! I loooooove cold weather! I was walking around at Big White in my T-shirt. Feels sooooo good!

    * 40.uncle jimmy:
    Kage wen steal my "Beef" line..

    Maybe you guys should beef? :P Nah, nah!

    * 41.Michael:
    Pi Pe Li ne.

    Pi Pe Li ne! LOLOL! Why the Nat King Cole Youtube vid Big Mike? Oh... Hahahahahaha, I think I just got it! LOLOLOL!

    * 43.uncle jimmy:
    wen you get bright white skin, dark knee socks wit' ugly sandals..
    all same time..

    tita? 8) Nah!

    * 44.uncle jimmy:
    wen someone gives you "shaka" sign, you give back "hook 'em horns"..

    Or an unnatural shaka. :P

    * 46.uncle jimmy:
    wen you puck up saying Mahalo an' Aloha..

    ma-hello and hello-hah..

    I heard that one fo sho!

    * 47.uncle jimmy:
    wen you're from frickin' Canada an' think that tipping is unnecessary..

    Or Japan. 8)

    * 49.uncle jimmy:
    geez. all i gotta do is think back to five years working Waikiki, get plenty..

    LOL! Whatchu wuz doing ooj?

    * 50.Michael:
    You know one local when they say and then and then and then. or sum ting la dat. and then and then and then again.

    Yup, got it Big Mike! :)

    * 51.Kage:
    Adding to UJ's #46 - When you think Mahalo means trash can...

    Or they overuse it to try and be cute.

    * 52.Kage:
    You know they not local when they wear sh0e$ at the beach in the sand.

    Or jeans! LOL!

    * 53.uncle jimmy:
    wen someone says, "you like one bento?"..

    you have no frickin' idea if you do or not..

    Gotta watch out though. That's one letter away from benjo. ;)

    * 54.uncle jimmy:
    mixed plate lunch.. hoo, busted..

    I was gonna say ooj.... Das why I deleted um. Hahaha!

    * 55.matt:
    when you ask if you're supposed to go east or west on the highway.

    LOL! Or "towards the ocean" yeah matty?

    * 56.HNL2LAS:
    EY! I LIKE gravy or shoyu straight on my rice!! Planny peeps do, thanks you very much! Now uhmm mayo or butter?? DAS mainland!

    bhaaha das thank you very much.. not thankS you..

    ThankS you for the feedback HNL2LAS! :P Nah!

    * 58.Kage:
    Dats annodah one. If you say "soy sauce", das not local.

    Oh yeah! Haha! Sometimes, I gotta translate for them when I go traveling too.

    Me: "Can I get some shoyu?"
    Them: *blank expression*
    Me: "Some soy sauce?"
    Them: "OH!"
    Me: *sigh*

    * 59.M:
    They don't understand mauka, makai, ewa and diamond head for directions....

    Tru dat emmz!


  61. snow:

    you think we speak funny...

    "what kind of accent do you have?"

    "uhhh, wat kine accent you get?" :roll:


  62. snow:

    you're surprized that we live in real houses, not grass shacks!


  63. snow:

    @scott - hey, i'm not that white! :mrgreen:


  64. snow:

    you don't understand the appeal of eating raw fish!


  65. snow:

    you think it's safe to walk or go absolutely anywhere in hawaii... would be nice but it's not!


  66. NeedaHobby:

    @snow - or, you're surprised that we travel by airplane not canoe.

    Someone once asked me if we got from island to island by driving over bridges ... :roll:


  67. Rosette:

    number 23 @ tita leerz

    I TOLD YOU BEEEFO! NUTTIN' WRONG WID MATCHING ALOHA ATTIRE! ROFL!

    RIP Hawaiian Moon

    Just wait my mom bring my son matching things.....my son almost cried..my son says to me I think grandma hates me...!

    WHAT YOU SAY POKE.....POKE POKE...POKE ME AGAIN!

    THE NAMES OF THE STREET HARD TO SAY..then you carry loads of souvenirs.....you have to search and wonder why are those people with fingers SHAKA....???


  68. Rosette:

    yes if you see a guy wearing matching outfit the first I think is HIS GRANDMA DRESSED HIM UP!


  69. Rosette:

    OH DEAR!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaka_sign

    In Venezuela the shaka means sexual intercourse...OH GO TO Venezuela ED and show them your shaka .....


  70. kuya.d:

    ... You don't realize the 'Bows are the Warriors.


  71. kuya.d:

    ... You don't stand for Hawai'i Pono'i.


  72. kuya.d:

    ... The only hula you know involves coconut bras and cellophane skirts.


  73. kuya.d:

    ... You don't know what high school Barack wen grad from.


  74. che:

    Snow, #63, now I know I'm not local. :(

    :D


  75. kuya.d:

    ... You don't know who's Akebono, Musashimaru, and Konishki.


  76. kuya.d:

    @che - #73 ... just claim salmonella fears.


  77. kuya.d:

    ... You gotta ask "who's Eddie?" and "where would he go?"


  78. kuya.d:

    ... You don't know who Iz was.


  79. HNL2LAS:

    tita leerz: #24 and #26, BHAHHAAHA.. I almost fell off da chair!!


  80. Kage:

    tita #24 - I had to read it over and over to get it. I got it. Halahlah.... :mrgreen:


  81. matt:

    @kuya d #75: when someone says "Jessie" you think Rainbow Coalition instead of Takamiyama (or is that a local + MLC sign?)


  82. kuya.d:

    @matt - no, no ... You're good! Takamiyama is the original. I was basing my reference on Iz's song.


  83. kuya.d:

    ... You can't pronounce "He'eia". (KITV's new anchor just butchered it ... how can she claim being local? That's shame).


  84. Rosette:

    Kitchen Thongs !....oh for new years EVE you don't have big fire works..you have sparklers.... !


  85. Rosette:

    oh here is a good one..YOU THINK COCONUT IS THE IT DRINK!


  86. Rosette:

    and you don''t know how to walk with thong slippers...you try that on then flick ...kick across the room...you have to add elastic at the back heel!


  87. Rosette:

    when you finally figure out how to use the thong slipper it makes a flicking sound then you get hit with sand....!


  88. tita leerz:

    @Kagz and HNL: can you explain it to Ed. LOL


  89. tita leerz:

    oh wait, that was about #29.


  90. tita leerz:

    ED! #29....think of a king!


  91. tita leerz:

    #83....can you say Ikaika Belding?


  92. Rosette:

    when you take too many coconut photos in all angles....climbing it even!


  93. tita leerz:

    #73: or you tink Barack not one natural born US citizen.


  94. Rosette:

    oh you eat mango without peeling it and you carry an instruction how to cut pineapple.


  95. tita leerz:

    You know you're not local if you think all locals are Hawaiian.


  96. tita leerz:

    If you tink Spam is poor man's food.
    HELLO?!!!! It's free ken expensive!


  97. Rosette:

    better buy Spam Filter Software...for your spam


  98. HNL2LAS:

    Ed, to add to Tita's #90 Re:#29... Highway??? School?? ....better?? wakarimasu??


  99. Scott:

    If you....


  100. HNL2LAS:

    Bhaahha Tita #96.. for reals!!


  101. Scott:

    make 100 posts on braddah Ed's blog :)


  102. kuya.d:

    @Leerz - #95 ... and if you think all Hawaiians are local. (right?).

    btw - Ooh Feng, that's not the guy who teach the "horizontal hula".


  103. kuya.d:

    @Rosey - #97 ... good one!


  104. kuya.d:

    @Ed - adding to @HNL2LAS #98 ... Shopping Center? ... IV Road? ... Statue (on King St., in Hawi, in Hilo)?


  105. oldshoes:

    ..when u have to ask what the kine is.....


  106. oldshoes:

    bra....bro....man-zier......?


  107. snow:

    @NeedaHobby... or when they ask (in response to "i'm from hawaii."), "what country is that in?"

    bah, it's too hard to paddle my canoe while wearing a coconut bra! ;)


  108. matt:

    #104 et al: I've heard "Cam-ee-cam-ee-ha-ha" from a haole up here trying to read the name (but not really trying that hard, obv.)


  109. matt:

    you see manapua and say "ooh, pork buns!!" ( a friend of mine actually said this one, but he was JOJ from the continent at the time...which kind of proves my point)


  110. Rosette:

    you are the only one that can't run while wering thongs slippers.....slipper becomes dangerous get hit in the eyes while running.


  111. Rosette:

    you are the only one that never seen a sting ray so you put yourself out to sit with them and get stung by jelly fish!


  112. Rosette:

    oh then you go around town not knowing you are in rough section you stick out like sore thumb all white!! OMG FUNNY!


  113. tita leerz:

    @matt #108: I've heard that one too!


  114. matt:

    @tl (I going use the abbreviation and not chance a typo again): that gets me all irraz. it's one thing if your tongue is not used to saying foreign words (from any language) and you butcher the pronunciation, but it's a whole other thing if you're just lazy and don't even try to say the words correctly. I mean fricken Kamehameha is long, but if you break it up into parts, any pre-schooler who's just learning letter sounds could read it. sheesh.


  115. brkndlaw:

    You don't park your car in reverse.


  116. brkndlaw:

    Your mouth doesn't automatically salivate when you hear "li hing mui."


  117. brkndlaw:

    You go pee pee, not shi shi.


  118. Rosette:

    read that the queen has second name ELIZABETH..well she that smart Queen easy to say her name.. ..then if you hit the king Kamehameha on the head with large paddle you get free land..what if fifty guys hit him on the head would he give them all land?


  119. Rosette:

    yes you think after king Kamehameha he gave the two guys land people will be smacking him on the head....


  120. tita leerz:

    @matt...my preschooler can say it

    @brkndlaw #116...i think i need to go crackseed store now.


  121. Michael:

    One uses an den an den an den an den. Sumethin la dat.