Wednesday, December 18, 2013


nit; louse egg.

Okay, this is sort of a play on yesterday's word, liʻa, or desire. If you pronounce it incorrectly, then instead of referring to your "craving", you might be calling him/her an ʻuku egg. That's right. Lia, without the ʻokina, is an ʻuku egg. A nit. Louse egg, as they say in the other 49 states.

Ua ʻike au i ka lia ma kona lauoho - I saw ʻuku eggs in her hair.
Pilikia ka lia - ʻUku eggs are a problem. (and take it from me. They are. Not fun.)