Hawai‘i Wisdom — July 2018

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Hawai‘i Wisdom — July 2018

A curious and friendly goat asks for a bit of food, in a pasture near the Lawa‘i International Center. Photo by Léo Azambuja

‘A‘ahu ‘ili kao.

“Wearer of goat hide.”

An expression o contempt for a person who is so lazy he uses goat hides instead of mats, which require work to make, for his bedding. Such a person is recognized by his goaty odor.

Source: ‘Ōlelo Noʻeau, by Mary Kawena Pukui.

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Léo Azambuja, editor of For Kaua‘i, has won multiple journalism awards in the state of Hawai‘i, including investigative and enterprise reporting, spot news and feature writing, photojournalism and online reporting.

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