What is Dirty Lickins®?
“Hawaiian Pidgin English evolved from the sugar industry which began in the mid 1850’s on Maui. Immigrant workers came in waves from different countries to work in the sugarcane fields.
These Chinese, Japanese and Portuguese immigrants needed to communicate with the Caucasian (English speaking)
bosses and Hawaiian locals.
What developed was a blend of these languages that continued to evolve as waves of Okinawans, Puerto Ricans, Koreans and Filipinos arrived around 1900. These new languages were thrown into the mix and is today what many locals speak on a daily basis –
Hawaiian Pidgin English”. – from Valley Isle
This language has been around for over 100 years which still
flourishes on all the Hawaiian islands.
Grandma had a slipper and if you were bad, she would give you Dirty Lickins® with it. Most people can remember a mother or female figure using the slipper to punish or to give the thought it will be used.
1. a problem arising, 2. butt whopping, 3. severe beat down, 4. a thrashing
"Wow Brah that fighter gave some mean dirty lickins®!"
There are different ways how dirty lickins can be taken. It starts with a verbal, then it could escalate to become physical.
Depending on the situation.
In sports we say “You gave, or you got dirty lickins®!" Hopefully you gave. Means you beat your opponent or mastered the challenge.
Butt Whooping - noun. a sound beating. When he said that about my sister, I dealt him a butt whooping. (Hawaiian Translantion: Dirty Lickins®) That punk who was trying to put the moves on your girlfriend totally deserved dirty lickins® (a butt whooping).
"Wow! I got dirty lickins® from that 10k run, but I came in 1st!"
"Brah, the math part gave me dirty lickins® it was hard."
Here are words used daily in Hawaii:
Aloha – Hello/ Goodbye/ Love you
An’den – What’s up with you
Any’kin – It doesn’t matter
Brah - otherwise known as brother
Brok'da mout – (Broke the mouth). Absolutely delicious.
Bumb’bye – Later
Can’come – Am I invited
Choke - A vast amount
Dirty lickins®- Could be a problem. Personal challenge. A butt whopping
Fo’real - Are you serious?
Grind - To eat
Hana'hou - One more time
Howz’it – How are you
K’den – I’m fine with that
Mahalo - Thankyou
Mahalo nui'loa - Thankyou very much
Mainland - the 48 states, North America
Na'na'na – Just kidding
Ninth Island - Las Vegas has the biggest population of Hawaiians outside Hawaii, so the city is sometimes called the ninth island.
There are 8 islands in the Hawaiian Chain:
Hawaii (the Big Island), Maui, Lanai, Kaho'olawe, Molokai, Oahu (Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach),
Kauai (the Garden Island), Ni'ihau
No'can - Unable to
No'moa - Completely out of
No’ack – Stop Showing off
No’need – Not necessary
Ohana - Family
Ono (OH-no) - Actual Hawaiian word, meaning delicious
Pau – Done/ finished/ complete
Puka – Hole/ opening
Shoots – Bye / see you later
Slippah (SLEE-pah) -otherwise known as slipper, shower shoe, thongs
Try’move – Excuse me
From the Dirty Lickins® Ohana
Mahalo, and have a wonderful day.
* We of the Dirty Lickins® Company would like to thank Don Baur our artist, He has the true Aloha Spirit. Mahalo nui loa our dear friend. *