Re: Expletive Humor (was: Re: Skeptics and extropians)

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 11:29:41 MST

Amara Graps wrote:
> I investigated this 'kaka' word, and talked with my Dad about it,
> because I could have sworn, that, as a kid, I learned 'kaka' = that
> mild expletive 'shit', in Hawaiian. But when I looked it up,
> 'kaka' = 'duck'. So where did I get 'kaka' = 'shit'?

I seem to recall "kukai" being a Pacific Island word for it.
Not sure it's Hawaiian per se. Maybe they got it from European missionaries
or traders.


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