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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Two Related Words

Doing research for a novel set in Hawaii was a lot of fun. Here are two words for the letter B:



Braddah: This means brother. Sometimes it refers to your bros or your friends. I'm sure this is a colloquial version or a pidgin-English/slang version of what most folks might call 'surfer dude' talk, but it is common for non-surfers to use this pronunciation too. The real word for man or boy is Kane.

Brah: This is how they say bro.

8 comments:

  1. To funny. It almost reads as ghetto-talk.

    Hugs and chocolate!
    Shelly

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  2. I know I've heard this thrown around in my local area, and I always wondered what that came from!

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  3. I have heard this phrase/pronunciation, but I had no idea where it originated from. How interesting! Thanks for sharing. :)
    ~Jess

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  4. Surfer-dude talk. Like Bill and Ted? They didn't surf though...

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  5. Hi human, Eve,

    At long last, a short pawst! Yes, at gone two in the morning, I is finally here n'stuff. Hawaii? Not bad, thank you :)

    This here doggy dudette shall now surf on out of here....

    Penny, the pawsitive host of the Alphabark Challenge, 2014!

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  6. Fun, fun, fun. It brings back lots of memories, sistah.

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