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Old 04-26-2003, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pidgin and other dialects

I lived in Hawaii for three years. I made alot of good friends while I was there, but it took me a while to learn the "local slang" its called Pidgin. Kind of like "Yaw'll"= you guys. Heres a small glossary of Pidgin. If know of other slangs please add.



ALL BUS’ UP (all bus UP) Destroyed: “Juniors face was all bus up from da fight!”

ANY KINE (ENNY kine) Anything: Haole- “She’ll say anything to get her way.”
“ She tell any kine fo’ get her way.”

BEEF Fight. ‘You want beef Bra!?”

BREAK: Wave action

BUMMAHS (BUM ahz) Expression of disappointment or regret.

COASTING (KOAS teen): Not busy, what you do on the weekends

DA: The

DA KINE (da KINE): The keystone of pidgin. You can use it anywhere, anytime, anyhow.

DAT: That

DEM: Them

EVERYTIME: All the time; always Haole- “He’s always making a fool of himself”
Pidgin- “He go make ass everytime”

FOR (FOAH) To. Haole-“I was only trying to get to know you”
Pidgin”Ah was on’y tryeen fo’ touch uo’ body”

GARANS (GAYR unz) Guaranteed, for sure.

GRIND (GRINE) To eat

GRINDS (GRINES) Food.

HAAAH? Apology for not hearing, like saying excuse me

HAOLE (HOW lee) Caucasian or someone who acts like one

I OWE YOU MONEY O” WAT? “How come your staring at me”

JUNK: Lousy, terrible

KAY DEN (KAY den) “Okay then!”

LAYDAHS (LAY duz) See you later

LIKE BEEF? An invitation to go fight

MAHALO (ma HA lo) Thank you

MAHU (MA hoo) Homosexuals, Guys that like dressing drag

MINORS (MY nuz) No big thing

MO” (mo) More

NO CAN (no CAN) cant

OF: Never use it, anytime you think you should use “of; don’t

ONE: a Haole- “Do you have a car?”
Pidgin-“ You get one cah?”

YEAH? You can put “yeah in just about anywhere the rhythm feels right.
“So I thought mebbe I take you fo grinds yeah?”
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Old 04-27-2003, 09:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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aggravated
used to describe everything from mild annoyance to dangerous, murderous rage. Usually pronounced "agger-vated."

all swole up
an alternative to aggravated, but sometimes carries connotations of being obstinate, proud and self-abosorbed, in addition to being aggravated.

all choked up
upset, overcome with emotions (other than aggravation). A person is usually "all choked up" when they are deeply moved by sadness or by the thoughtfulness of others.

all worked up
in a state of aggravation, arousal of some type, in a state of deeply offended pride, offended sensibilities, in a state of anxiety, etc. Agitated.

Arbuckle
a synonym for coffee, when the Arbuckle brand was virtually the only one available.

ball
usually means football.

blinky
adjective used to describe milk that has begun to sour.

blue norther
storm that comes up as a giant, blue-black cloud of cold air comes over the warm gulf air and "just about freezes us to death!" Rain and wind may accompany the black cloud.

catty whompus
used to describe something that doesn't fit properly or is out of line.

clabber milk
butter milk

come hell or high water
shows determination to proceed, regardless of the problems, obstacles, etc.

conniptions
to have conniptions is to get upset and raise a ruckus.

crusty
tough and/or bad tempered man, woman or horse.

dad blame it, dad gum it, dag nab it
euphamisms coined to allow expressive speech without swearing.

dinner
depending on the Dillo, this can be the noontime meal or the evening meal.

eat up
eaten up, destroyed, oxidized.

fess up
admit.

fit to be tied
really upset.

fixins
food; the rest of the meal, excluding the main dish.

fixin' ta
getting ready to do something.

frog-strangler
an extraordinary amount of rain.

galoot
an old cowboy term meaning "old rascal." It's generally meant affably.

go ahead on
"You go ahead, I'll catch up later."

go to the house
go in for dinner/supper, depending on the Dillo.

gully-washer
an extraordinary amount of rain.

hissy fit
This term was never actually defined, but I get the impression it's a state of extreme agitation and not a pretty thing to see.

howdy
How do you do?

i'll swan
used instead of "I swear."
larrupin'
a few fingers tastier than finger-lickin' good.


lit out
took off, started out, or absconded across some terrain.

looker
a pretty girl.

maverick
a loner, an independent cuss, wild. First used to describe cattle owned by Sam Maverick of Galveston Island. His cattle were "wild-like" and he'd swim them across West Bay and join up with the herd going north. When cattle broke the herd, the wranglers said, "That's one of Maverick's."

norther
a storm; not as bad as a blue norther.

nu-uh
no.

ole cuss
and old rascal (or galoot) who is tough and/or bad-tempered.

over yonder
a directional phrase meaning "over there."

over in through there, also: you go up in through there.
Directional phrase; one I'm told foreigners (read: anybody except a Texan) have trouble understanding.

place
an individual's farm or ranch.

plug
common mutt horse.

plug-ugly
see above. This is definitely not a compliment, and should not be treated as such.

pole-axed
knocked down, smashed flat, with dramatic force.

post oak
wood that is hard and resistant to rot and can be used for fenceposts.

ridin' high
doin' aw'right; probably a reference to the quality of horse you are riding. If you're poor, you ride a burro (short) or a plug. If you're wealthy, you might ride a thoroughbred or Tennessee Walker; therefore, you're ridin' high.

shoot
an expletive (should be used with an exclamation point).

slaunchways
a piece of wood that is cut on an angle is cut slaunchways.

sorry
a particularly important Texas adjective meaning worthless, no-count, useless, bad. Enhanced inflection makes it more emphatic.

squaddies (or is that quaddies?)
cowboys. This was a very common term in the 19th century.

supper
Once again, depending on the Dillo, this can be either the noon or the evening meal.

sweet milk
milk that tastes good.

t*rd-floater
a very heavy downpour.

taken to
began, adapted, started liking. Use #l: He's taken to drinking." Use #2: She's taken to that new job of hers right off."

tank
pond

the friendly creature
19th century term for whiskey.

truck
food

tump
to spill or dump

walkin' in tall cotton
doin' aw'right (see ridin' high)

waller
as far as I can tell, this is an extremely useful, if somewhat vague verb of many uses. It's usually used as a past participle. "The wheel was wallered out." or "The Dillo List wallered down an gave that little nawthun lady a bunch of Texas Tawk."

whole nuther thing
soemthing else entirely

whomperjawed
when something is not fitting properly, e.g., "You'll never get that wine open, the corscrew is all whomperjawed!"

wore out
fatigued, exhausted; also sometimes used for "worn out" machinery, etc.

yankee/damnyankee
type of human who is at the bottom of many Texas methaphysical, moral and cultural paradigms. Damnyankee is thought to be objectively descriptive rather than profane, and it is comfortably accomodated in some social environments where "bad language" is otherwise controlled by inherent coercive prohibitions. (Note: Although it is often said that damnyankees do a pretty good job of compiling Texasisms.)
"Out of the Mouths of Texans."
A group of descriptive phrases, many of them similes. I've grouped them according to . . . well, you'll see.
You don't want to hear a Texan say you're:
• ugly as a mud fence
• ugly as homemade sin
• ugly as homemade soap
• plug-ugly
• all hat and no cattle
• dumber than dirt
• older than two trees
• tighter than bark on a tree
• like ugly on an ape
• dumb as a box of rocks
• crooked as a dog's hind leg
• crooked as a barrel of snakes
• dumb as a box of hammers
• as handy as hip pockets on a hog (If a Texan says this, it's a compliment (honest!)
• You're cute as a possum.
• You're happy as a gopher in soft dirt.
• You're tough as a boot.
• You're quick as a hiccup.
• You're wolverine mean.
• You'll do to run the river with. (This means you're reliable.)
• You're big enough to hunt bear (bar) with a switch. (You're very big.)
• You just don't know what he might do. (This, I'm told is the safest reputation to have around potentially violent fellow Texans.)
Emotional states in the state of Texas:
• Happy as a gopher in soft dirt.
• Like a one-legged man at a butt-kicking contest. (I assume this would mean you're extremely frustrated, or perhaps out of place, or dumb as box of hammers.)
• Like a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. (Nervous. Very, very nervous.)
• Like a gnat in a hail storm. (Evokes quite a picture, doesn't it?)
• Having a fit (or a hissy fit) and stepping in it. (Sounds like a tantrum of major proportions.)
• Somebody who looks like he/she has been rode hard and put up wet. (A tired individual who looks somewhat the worse for wear.)
Other Lonestar similes:
• He beat him like a rented mule. (Ouch!)
• Hidden in the basement like a crazy aunt.
• Blacker than midnight under a skillet.
• Fine as frog's hair.
• Like the dogs was after him. (In a big hurry.)
• Cold as a well digger's lunch pail. (This one is subject to some dispute, some Dillos claiming the cold object in question is actually part of the well digger's personal anatomy.)
• Look at somebody/something like a calf looks at a new gate. (With either confusion or dismay, maybe?)
Texas Sayings
What's a Texas Saying? Why, it's something they say in Texas, a course! Some of these "sayings" might be considered adages, and some are just ... well, sayings, I guess. Judge for yourself:
"Never ask a man if he's from Texas. If he is, he'll tell you on his own. If he ain't, no need to embarrass him."
"The Lord never closes one door without opening another one."
"Evil thoughts are like chickens--they come home to roost."
"You can always tell a Texan, but you can't tell him much."
"I want you to jump when I say frog."
"Tend to your own knittin'/rat killin'." (Mind your own business!)
"_________________ (fill in the blank) is good enough to make a rabbit spit in a bulldog's face." (This better be something awfully durned good!)
"If you've done it, it ain't braggin'."
"That's tellin' him how the cow ate the cabbage."
"You done stopped preachin' and gone to meddlin'." (You're sticking your nose into my business, here, pal.)
Pronunciation
Now, if you're gonna say things Texans say, you've got to be sure to get the pronunciation right. Here are a few tips:
In Texas, the "g" in the suffix "ing" is silent. Thus, "fixing to" becomes "fixin' to."
chester drawers: that piece of furniture you put your socks in.
nuther thing: another thing
hairyew: a greeting used when one wants to discern the physical and emotional wellbeing of his/her companion.
ah'mo: I am going to. E.g.: "Ah'mo get back to work."
sure'nuff: (one word). Used as a superfluous question in place of "Really?" or "Is that right?" Also used as an adverb in sentences.
rench: the process of laving with water, possibly to remove soap or shampoo. You can also "rench out" socks, if you've a mind to.
warsh: the process one engages in before renching.
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Old 04-27-2003, 01:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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In Wisconsin:

All words that begin with 'th' - 'th' is pronounced 'd'
All words that end with 'th' - 'th' is pronounced 't'
Any sentence can end with ('n so?) or (or no.)

ex: Dat dere ting wit da doo-hickey, 'n so? or no.

But at least we don't pronounce it west-consin (Damn that Annie Hall!)
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