da kine

November 27, 2009

Da Kine – Pidgin English Definition

da kine
(duh kai-n)

Definition: much like the word Aloha, da kine has multiple definitions, meanings and uses. Mostly, it is used when trying to explain something when you can’t think of the words.
Used In A Sentence: Remember when we wen go to da kine’s party, suck um up wit da kine dem and den da kine?
In English?: My favorite memory was when we went to that party at Robert’s house, drank some of that nice chardonnay with Peter folks and then fell fast asleep. What party animals we are aren’t we?

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liz December 29, 2012 at 10:15 pm


Wow, does that ever bring back memories of Hawaii when I was 16, with the DECA class at Thomas Jefferson H.S.

The letter my parents signed indicated the attending teachers/chaperones would always be around, somewhere…

I never saw one, never thought about it, did not miss ‘em, did not behave, bought a bottle of Anisette from the liquor store with one of my $20 travelers checks my parents provided me with, and, upon leaving he handed it back to me.

Peddycab drivers: … pot dealers, thieves (not all thieves), muscles, tans, long hair, charming bad boys with muscle powered transportation…, and FIVE days… what more could a bunch of 16-17 year old girls from Denver, Colorado, without their parents or guardian ask for?


… Honolulu, Oahu… what memories…good, and, not so good.

Would not do it all over again.

liz December 29, 2012 at 10:29 pm

I failed to mention, this was 1977.

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