[Ads-l] Hawai'i

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 23 16:08:02 UTC 2016

The apostrophic spelling (with corresponding glottal stop in speaking) has
become increasingly common in the past (let's say) twenty years.


On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 11:27 AM, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com>

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> Poster:       "James A. Landau" <JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM>
> Subject:      Hawai'i
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> I just received a change.org petition "Ban Conversion Therapy for Minors
> in Hawai'i".  The petition was started by one
> Michael Golojuch Jr of Kapolei, HI.  He spells the name of the state with
> an apostrophe between the last two letters, except in what appears to be
> the text of the petition he uses the spelling "Hawaii".
> Mr. Golojuch in the below-cited URL also uses the expression "Mahalo nui
> loa" and the word "aloha" so he knows at least 4 words of Hawaiian.
> - Jim Landau
> PS: If anyone be interested in the petition, it is at
> https://www.change.org/p/hawaii-state-house-ban-conversion-therapy-for-minors?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=547091&alert_id=RoGKJAcmiw_VkMcw6vONGdpzGbvwF9wVnAy5%2BPWuOZR%2Bh8qGecNTlY%3D
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