(Translation: Pickleball Etiquette!)
Many locals in Hawai’i speak Pidgin, which is an English-based creole language. Give it a try by reading the advice below out loud.
OK listen up gangie! Dis is how u suppos’ to ack wen u play wid us, k? If u nevah know befo, now u know, brah!
• Firs’ tings firs’: sign in on da sheet wen u come. Oddawise u no can play!
• Wen u walk to da court, no go behin’ odda people who stay playing already. An’ wen u stay playing, no go run on odda people’s court fo’ get da ball. Ho da rude!
• Da folks on da ada sai of da net call da line, not u. U 2 fah, how da hell u can see um? How u figga, cuz?
• If u get hit by da ball an’ u ack sked, ho brah the shame cuz! Mo beta bulai an’ say no probs.
• If yo patna stay playing junk, no say mean stuff or give um stink eye. Mek preten’ ack nice k?
• Help yo patna out wenevah u can. But no make tantaran an’ go jump in front fo’ steal da ball, dey like play too!
• U like ack all hamajang, go time out an’ stand all da way ova dea bai da trash can. No beef eh.
• Afta da game pau, get outta da court an’ line up outsai. No hog cheese da court lidat k?
If u no can read dis, go ask sum wun fo go read um fo u. U get um or wat? No worries brah, if can, can, if no can, still can. TRANSLATION: If you are unable to comprehend this document, please seek assistance from a qualified professional.
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