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Old 03-20-2012, 09:41 PM
 
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Honestly, it drives me nuts sometimes.

And of course, written by a someone who uses the tag "SpamMAsubi" instead of the correct SpamMUsubi..........
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Upstate New York
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You say toMAAto, I say toMAHto. Let's call the whole thing off.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Kailua
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What if you are doing the HoKEY PoKEY?
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Upstate New York
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What if the sheriff sends you to the POkey?
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Volcano
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The old guy behind the counter at my favorite poke shop says "po kee" and "pokee ahee" (poke 'ahi). Should I stop going there?
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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The people work at the Poke shop in Kona say "po kee", too. They don't pronounce the "e" as "ay", and they don't put emphasis on the second syllable. I figure they know how to pronounce it properly.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Kūkiʻo, HI & Manhattan Beach, CA
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Both pronunciations of poke are correct; however, "PoKAY" is the Hawaiian pronunciation and it means "to slice, cut into pieces, etc.," while "PoKey" or "PoKee" is the Pidgin pronunciation for dishes such as ʻahi poke and tako poke.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:49 PM
 
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Could someone please tell me how Waianae is pronounced correctly? I have heard it said two different ways.
Why-ah-nay or Why-ah-nigh or ...?
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Kailua
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Originally Posted by McFrostyJ View Post
Could someone please tell me how Waianae is pronounced correctly? I have heard it said two different ways.
Why-ah-nay or Why-ah-nigh or ...?
I've never heard it with a "nay" sound at the end.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:01 PM
 
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I've never heard it with a "nay" sound at the end.
That's mostly what I have heard as well. But then shouldn't it be spelled Waianai?
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