Wednesday, January 8, 2014

How To Pronounce HONOLULU

A  L  O  H  A !
 Three Monstera Leaves
" The lesson which life
 repeats and constantly enforces

is 'look under foot.' 

You are always 

nearer the divine 

and the true sources 

of your power

 than you think. "

John Burroughs

 Kolea / Golden Plover

 "Never hold discussions
 with the monkey 
when the organ grinder
 is in the room."

Sir Winston Churchill

" I like to listen.
 I have learned a great deal
 from listening carefully. 
Most people
 never listen." 

Ernest Hemingway

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 Hono, means “a bay,” 

 Lulu, means “sheltered.”

Unfortunately, the name 
of our town is usually

"Hah - Nah - Loo - Loo"

It is properly:

"Ho - No - Loo - Loo"

Rhymes with:

"Oh No You You"

Now YOU Know!
                                  Fondly, cloudia


kaykuala said...

The Waikiki was beautiful. It was just a walk across from the Hilton the last time we were there. Wonder if there are changes since then. Been a long time! Thanks for the memories Cloudia!



Love the Waikiki poem, Cloudia, and the sight of that golden plover again. Ah, it's been too long since I've visited home! Happy 2014 to you and hope it's off to a great start!

DeniseinVA said...

A beautiful poem to go with those sweet shots, and now I know how to say Honolulu :)

TexWisGirl said...

did not know that!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lesson. Must be correct next trip so nobody will detect I'm a visitor, eh?
Still confused. If "hono" is bay, why is hono equal turtle? Multiple uses for same word? Turtles in bay? Must go swim.

Brian Miller said...

that first quote is true being closer to the divine than we realize....right under our feet....

aloha from va

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Now I know!

P.S. I love the golden plover.

Jenn Jilks said...

I come when I seek peace.
You are an amazing person!

(ツ) from the wetland princess in Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Elephant's Child said...

How nice to learn that I have been pronouncing Honolulu correctly. Gorgeous images too - thank you.

Anne said...

Happy new year Cloudia :)

I liked the first quote!
The golden plover is beautiful we have black and white plovers that live on the church grounds at the end of my street!

Myrna R. said...

I enjoyed this post so much. The pics, the quotes, the learning (I'l pronounce it correctly from now on) and the poem. What a treat. Thank you.

21 Wits said...

Wow, thank you I did not know that, and have been pronouncing it wrong forever. Fascinating what we learn, listening and blogging!

Big Sky Heidi said...

A great Waikiki poem, Cloudia!

Adam said...

It's funny how mispronunciations usually led to the differences in languages throughout the world.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I stand corrected! Thanks for the clarification of the pronunciation of Honolulu!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots.

Cloudia said...

Thanks So much!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the Churchill and Hemingway quotes Cloudia but j'adore the ending ode, could visualise the scrne!

Betty Manousos said...

love the waikiki poem. beautiful!


Kay said...

You've done a great job of explaining the meaning and pronunciation of Honolulu. I've often heard it mispronounced also.