[Ads-l] Hawai'i

Benjamin Barrett mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 23 16:37:42 UTC 2016


Although that petition does use an apostrophe, more properly, it’s written with an ʻokina, which is a different Unicode character. It also looks slightly different and always curls to the right without ever being smart. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ʻOkina

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

> On 23 Mar 2016, at 09:08, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> The apostrophic spelling (with corresponding glottal stop in speaking) has
> become increasingly common in the past (let's say) twenty years.
> 
> JL
> 
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 11:27 AM, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> 
>> 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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