[Ads-l] Gloss re: passive of verbal idiom: walk out on

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 1 01:41:44 EDT 2017

It is one of many words in Hawai'i not in dictionaries. BB

> On 30 Apr 2017, at 22:12, Mark Mandel <thnidu at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Kama'aina (Hawaiian: kamaʻāina, lit "child of the land") is a word
> describing Hawaiʻi residents born on Hawai'i regardless of their racial
> background, as opposed to "kanaka" which means a person of native Hawaiian
> ancestry.
> (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kama%27aina)
> Hey, if I had to look it up I'm probably not the only one.
> Mark
> On Apr 20, 2017 2:05 PM, "Barretts Mail" wrote:
> Diamond’s Ice Bar and Grill is located in the north part of Kihei on Maui
> and tends to cater to the Kamaʻāina and ex-pats from the mainland.
> They have a sign that says:
> 20% will be added to all tabs walked out on
> I’m pretty sure this sort of passive verbal idiom has been discussed here
> before. I didn’t see anything in a quick search of the archives but either
> way, it’s a data point.

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