Originated in Hawaii. Old story goes:
Old man dynamites reef for fish, heʻs good at it and does it all the time.One day blows up hand and is left with 2 fingers thumb and pinky. Locals would see him around and wave at him, he would wave back but only with thumb and pinky. Pretty soon locals would wave back in same way. Its called shaka because he always claimed he didnʻt feel anything when it first happened, he claimed he was "shocked" at the fact that he actually blew his hand up after all these years.Thus this hawaii tradition has always meant "no worry", everything here is and will always be good no matter what happens. Dynamite is no longer allowed. this happened before hawaii was a state of USA. Around turn of century or "plantation days". Always used as a greeting or gesture, usually conveying tones of love, family, friend, aloha, togetherness, rightousness, thankful, greatful, blessed, supreme karma. Given freely without anything expected in return, and always from the heart.
CHOKE KINE SHAKAS
1 shake (quick and easy) REQURES A "TANKS AH" use this when someone lets you "in" when get choke traffic.
MOKE SHAKA (Loud and furious) donʻt curl your 3 fingers closed. Instead, keep them togther and stick thumb and pinky way out to the side. Stick arm straight out and up kinda like nazi hail hitler but instead yeal "HO CUZ" Use this when your driving your lifted truck and you see your friend driving the other way. Country boy style cuz.
after you shake hands Bro style, end with shaka
after pound fist to greet you end with shaka instead of "blowing it up"
make a shaka and "punch" towards person and leave it extended out aiming towards them. the longer you extend and leave out, the more excited you are to see them. Use this with "eh brah" or "U FAKA"
make shaka with one hand, make shaka with da other hand now you get 2 shakas. Use this when extremely happy like when someone does you huge favor or hooks you up. the more you spread out your arms, the bigger the favor that was done for you.
no need shake, jus hold um out. Use this to prolong a favorable experience like getting barreled.
small almost no can see shaka, hold it way down low, pointed to ground. All the coolest braddahs do this. Country boy style cuz.
like the MOKE SHAKA but intead do a regular shaka and pump it up in the air. the more you pump the louder you shout. Use with "CHEEE HOOOO" and do it at your childs high school graduation...right after they call their name and you blow the air horn....local style cuz.
when the food taste so good words can not express it, too much food in your mouth. Use this when you stuff your face with the loco moco and donʻt forget the fries with mustard mayo mix. Large fruit punch please. but if can, diamond head strawberry mo bettah.
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