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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.


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

    Hugs and chocolate!

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

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

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

  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!

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