Turnup's Christmas Card

Paul Certo
Paul Certo
@paul-certo
13 years ago
242 posts

Yeah, nui is close, but sometimes certain things are done in certain ways. I'm not real clear on all the different aspects. For instance manu is bird. manu nui is a large bird, while nui manu is a flock of birds. Wiki is fast, wiki wiki is very fast. I'm not positive, but I think nui is used with nouns, while doubling is used with adjectives and verbs. Again, I'm not an expert in Hawaiian language. Much of what I know has come from songs. This line comes from a song called Henehene Kou `Aka:

Ka`a uila makeneki
ho`oni oni kou kino

in English: "The street car wheels turn

vibrating your body"

oni is doubled here,indicating a lot of shaking. Oni has multiple meanings, used for similar though not quite identical words. Actualy, this is where Mrs. Wanda got the name for oni. It's a favorite song of hers.

Paul

Sam said:

Could get close, I guess by adding 'nui' ... as in "malihini pupula nui". Nui being much or very much if memory serves. I like Oni Oni better though.

Sam
Sam
@sam
13 years ago
169 posts

Thanks. I use internal rhyme and alliteration quite a bit. Glad you noticed!

Flint Hill said:

Nicely done. Love the internal rhymes, especially.




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Flint Hill
Flint Hill
@flint-hill
13 years ago
62 posts

Nicely done. Love the internal rhymes, especially.

Sam
Sam
@sam
13 years ago
169 posts

Could get close, I guess by adding 'nui' ... as in "malihini pupula nui". Nui being much or very much if memory serves. I like Oni Oni better though.




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Paul Certo
Paul Certo
@paul-certo
13 years ago
242 posts

Oni is Hawaiian for bouncy, wiggly and other such concepts. In Hawaiian, to make a superlative,there's no word for very, or extra, etc. The original word is doubled instead. So Oni Oni means extra bouncy.

Paul

Sam
Sam
@sam
13 years ago
169 posts

Dear Robin ... Glad you enjoyed Turnup. He's not really a bad cat ... just smells that way.

Aft'noon Paul ... 'Catfolk' understands huh? I planted catnip in the yard. Our current cat 'Maybe' became an instant junkie. Loves the stuff. He's really funny when he's buzzin' too.

Strumelia ... Don't feel too badly for Turnup. He's a survivor. No tellin' where he'll 'turnup' next. BTW, he wishes EVERYONE at FOTMD a very Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday season.




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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
13 years ago
2,220 posts
Paul, I like your cat's name Oni Oni- what does it mean?One of our cats is named Suki, which is I believe japanese for 'love'.Is that a banjo-uke in your avatar too?


Paul Certo said:

Ain't that just like a cat? Mrs. Wanda makes her own greeting cards, and does a lot of scrapbooking. Oni Oni likes to "help", too. That's Oni in the picture with me.

Paul




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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
13 years ago
2,220 posts

Too funny! Poor Turnup!

lol!




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Paul Certo
Paul Certo
@paul-certo
13 years ago
242 posts

Ain't that just like a cat? Mrs. Wanda makes her own greeting cards, and does a lot of scrapbooking. Oni Oni likes to "help", too. That's Oni in the picture with me.

Paul

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
13 years ago
1,403 posts

Oh, Sam, thanks for sharing this! Yes, a laugh at poor Turnup's expense. Pet kitty for me, please. :)

Sam
Sam
@sam
13 years ago
169 posts

Turnups Christmas Card

Recently

The wife was makin Christmas cards
To send, come Christmas next
In Turnups thoughts, the ribbon box
Was the perfect place to nest

So

He snuck inside the tangled mass
An curled up in a ball
This curlin took some furlin
He is chubby after all

When

The wife run out of Elmers
She went lookin fer some glue
Sure enough she found Super stuff
It was frikkin sticky too

Well

You might know the phone would ring
An it would be her sister
Yackety yak fore she got back
Turnup woke an missed er

Yaaaawwwnnn

He thought hed check the table top
Fer unattended treats
But what he got, sure was unsought
Stuff was stickin to his feets

What th ???


Hed stick one out an shake it
But when he set it down
Tinsel, glitter and other litter
To his toes was bound

It gets worse

In amongst the clutter
Were brightly colored balls
When Turnup sat, imagine that
Got the picture yall

Helllllp !

With a bowleggd, straddle, waddle
The poor cat tried to run
With hiss an spit an tizzy fit
An decorated buns

Stop, drop an roll Turnup !

The room was gettin smaller
As Turnups tensions grew
As super glued an paper shoed
Up the drapes he flew

Helps on the way

Thats where the missus found him
Atop the curtain rod
She left the room to fetch the broom
Ill get you down, by God!

Epilogue

To clean a cat by shaving
Might seem akin to sin
But scissors cuts around his nuts
Took me an two good men

Hey ... if anyone finds this intrusive, invasive or offensive I certainly have no objection to moving it to my blog or removing it entirely. Turnup (because he just 'turned up') is a character from my anthology 'Tumble Creek Tales'. He is a survivor of several poems and short stories.




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updated by @sam: 01/13/19 05:09:18PM