Da Gospel For Da Bruddahs

I found this book in The Talk Story Bookstore in Hanapepe and it looked authentic. It was put together by a team of 26 native speakers of Hawaiian Pidgin—their interpretation of the bible for speakers of Hawaiian Pidgin who find the king’s English bible difficult to understand. Below is a page and an excerpt:

John 3:16: God wen get so plenny love an aloha for da peopo inside da world, dat he wen send me, his one an ony Boy, so dat everybody dat trus me no get cut off from God, but get da real kine life dat stay to da max foeva. You know, God neva send me, his Boy, inside da world for punish da peopo. He wen send me fo take da peopo outqa da bad kine stuff dey doing.”

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Da Gospel For Da Bruddahs

  1. Good old Wycliffe translators. They are all over the world. Reading and comprehending this version is like Hawaiian Pidgin folks trying to read the King James version.

  2. Don't Hawaiians have enough problems already without embracing this ancient nonsense. Some more arrogant fanatics thinking they can "save" the natives.

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