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|Social Group: 9th Graders at Waiakea High School - - Hawai'i|
|Description: Waiakea High School is a high school located in Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawai'i. It is a part of a complex school which means that students who go to Waiakea High School most likely have gone to both Waiakea Elementary School and Waiakea Middle School. Most of these students have gone to school together since kindergarten, and have created a bond that is very close and are usually accepted as a part of each of their families. These ninth graders are trying desperately to try and fit in with certain social groups, and once they finally do, they create and unbreakable bond with one another. Waiakea High School is composed of students ages 13-19 from grades 9-12, and mostly consists of local kids who were born and raised in Hilo, Hawai’i. This high school consists of a very strong athletic program which means that the students who play sports have been playing sports together since they were young. Students vary in ethnicities at Waiakea High School, as the student population is extremely diverse. Most students tend to have some Hawaiian blood and usually Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, European, or Samoan blood as well. In Hawai'i most locals speak a dialect of English called "pidgin" which is composed of many slang terms as well as many English words either pronounced differently, or used in an unusual context. These students usually grow up hearing and speaking "pidgin English" throughout their lives whether it be spoken by their parents, teachers, or friends. At first "pidgin English" is quite difficult to understand by those who have never been introduced to pidgin, however these students have can speak Pidgin English fluently and tend to create new strands of pidgin words constantly.|
|Student Name: wolff|
1 Brok da mouth (Adjective) Source: This term was derived from a restaurant that started in Hilo, Hawai'i which was called "Broke the Mouth." They called it that in reference to their food being so great that it broke ones mouth. Meaning: Something very delicious. . Context: The context of this is used by students and younger adults in reference to something that they have eaten that was so good that it broke their mouths. Collected: 01/11/2010 by Student:wolff.
2 Bumbucha (Adjective) Source: This is a slang term derived from a mixture of cultures and languages amongst students. Meaning: Huge, large or a great amount. Context: This word is used in most informal situations whether it be between friends or family members. Collected: 01/11/2010 by Student:wolff.
3 BVD's (Noun) Source: It is a shortened Filipino word which also means underwear or undergarments. Meaning: Underwear or undergarments. Context: Usually a term used between family members or those close enough to be talking about undergarments. The term is meant to be less blatant, by having a more unknown word to refer to something that is embarrassing to talk about in public or in front of those who you do not want them to know that you are talking about underwear. Collected: 01/11/2010 by Student:wolff.
4 Cherry (Adjective) Source: The English word cherry which normally refers to a red fruit which is bared from a cherry tree. Meaning: Amazing or great. Context: This term is commonly used amongst students at Waiakea High School. This term is normally used between males and between two friends. Collected: 01/11/2010 by Student:wolff.
5 Cockaroach (Verb) Source: This comes from the term "Cockroach" which is a dirty bug which crawls around homes in Hawai'i in hopes of scrounging through belongings and finding some food. Meaning: The action of stealing someone else's belongings. Context: This term is usually used between friends or family members, sometimes in a joking manner and sometimes in a more serious literal meaning. Collected: 01/11/2010 by Student:wolff.
6 Guarens (Noun) Source: This term is derived from the English term "Guaranteed." It is just a shortened slang version of the word guaranteed. Meaning: A promise or assurance of something. Context: This word is used mostly by high school students. It is less formal, and is usually said only informally between friends and family but not to teachers or parents. Collected: 01/11/2010 by Student:wolff.
7 Haole (Noun) Source: This term is derived from the Hawai'ian word Haole which originally meant stranger or foreigner. . Meaning: A white person. Context: This term is used all to commonly in Hawai'i amongst local people of all ages. It is used between students, parents, teachers, children, and adults. Collected: 01/11/2010 by Student:wolff.
8 Hapa (Adjective) Source: This term is from the Hawai'ian language which means "half.". Meaning: Refers to ones ethnicity meaning half white and half local. Context: This term is used commonly by just about everyone in Hawai'i. It is typically used while talking about ones ethnicity, or trying to explain why one is attractive. Collected: 01/11/2010 by Student:wolff.
9 Hina (Noun) Source: This term comes from the Hawai'ian goddess Hina who is the female goddess of energy. Meaning: A very beautiful woman. Context: This word is used mostly amongst the younger generation of boys usually while talking to their other friends. Collected: 01/11/2010 by Student:wolff.
10 Lickins (Noun) Source: This term is similar to that of a "spanking" which means "A number of slaps on the buttocks delivered in rapid succession, as for punishment." . Meaning: A punishment which usually consists of numerous slaps on the buttocks, or slaps on the hands. Context: This term is used by angry parents to their children as a threat that they are going to punish them for doing something unacceptable. Collected: 01/11/2010 by Student:wolff.
11 Moke (Noun) Source: This term comes literally from the Hawai'ian language. It literally means islander. Meaning: someone who is clearly an intimidating or superior local of the area. Context: This term is usually used by minorities or by those who are intimidated by these usually large locals. Usually by students. Collected: 01/11/2010 by Student:wolff.
12 Okole (Noun) Source: This word comes from the Hawai'ian language. . Meaning: Buttocks. Context: This word is also used by local people of Hawai'i as it is a part of the Pidgin Dialect. It is usually from an elder to a younger person. Collected: 01/11/2010 by Student:wolff.
13 Pauhana (Verb) Source: This term comes from the Hawai'ian language with the word pau which means done or finished, and hana which means work in Hawai'ian. Meaning: The be finished with work. Context: This term is used amongst everyone. It is used on the radio in reference to the work week being over on Friday, as well as in general conversation between locals. People tend to use this word over social networking sites in order to express their excitement for the end of their work week, which then means it's time to relax. Collected: 01/11/2010 by Student:wolff.
14 Screams (Adjective) Source: The word "scream" is an English noun which means to utter a loud, sharp piercing cry which then connects the slang to the term usually assuming that someone who is laughing hard is tending to laugh with a very loudly. Meaning: Something extremely funny. Context: Used by students as well as Pidgin-English speakers in order to address a situation in which they thought was extremely funny. . Collected: 01/11/2010 by Student:wolff.
15 Up Uka (Noun) Source: This term comes from an area located in Hilo where most students from Waiakea live called "Waiakea Uka.". Meaning: A certain area of Hilo, where the richer kids live. Context: This term tends to be used mostly by boys, however it can be used by anyone at anytime as it is just a reference to a common place in Hilo. Collected: 01/11/2010 by Student:wolff.