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Old 03-08-06, 03:11 PM   #1
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Meaning of the word Pake

Just some pointless trivia. I'm reading a book called "The Colony", about a leper colony on one of the Hawaiian Islands and it talks about how the word Pake was an old Hawaiian term for Chinese. Who knew!
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Old 03-08-06, 03:31 PM   #2
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I think that was mentioned here before. Someone mentioned it being racist.
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Old 03-08-06, 03:34 PM   #3
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i like this better
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pake
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Old 03-08-06, 03:44 PM   #4
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See this thread "Soma pake: a racist bike?"
soma pake: a racist bike?
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Old 03-08-06, 08:37 PM   #5
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Ghuu...Tasty.
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Old 03-08-06, 11:44 PM   #6
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I think it also means "cheap" ... please no flame war this time around.
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Old 03-08-06, 11:47 PM   #7
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you are all racist, Major Taylor is rolling over in his grave.
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