Mele Kalikimaka: Why You Can't Say "Christmas" in Hawaiian

Tom Scott
Tom Scott
Birt á 12.07.2013

http://tomscott.com - @tomscott - It's not that Hawaiian has a completely different word for Christmas -- it's just that Kalikimaka is the closest that Hawaiian can possibly get to the word Christmas.

Videos linked:
Mele Kalikimaka by Bing Crosby: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEvGKUXW0iI
Skwerl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt4Dfa4fOEY

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