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Dass Da Guy! Da Kine December 23, 2011

Posted by Retired Geezer in Art, Religion.

I hope you have had the pleasure of listenin to Hawaiian peopo talkin Pidgin English. It’s fun to listen to.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered Da Hawai’i Pidgin translation of teh Bible.

Mrs. Geezer loves to hear me read it aloud to her.

Give it a try.

1 Da time everyting had start, had one Guy. “Godʼs Talk,” dass who him. Dat Guy an God, dey stay togedda, an da Guy stay God fo real kine. 2 Dass da Guy, da time everyting had start, him an God stay togedda. 3 God wen make everyting, but da way he do um, he tell dis Guy fo do um. No mo notting dis Guy neva make. 4 He da Guy, if you like come alive fo real kine, you come by him, cuz dat kine life come from him. Wen peopo come alive lidat, jalike dey stay inside one place dat get plenny light. Den dey can see an undastan. 5 No matta stay dark, da dark no can pio da light. Everytime get light.

6 Had one guy God wen send, name John. 7 God wen send John fo tell all da peopo wat he know bout Godʼs light, so dey can trus God cuz a him. Dass his kuleana.

8 John, he not da light. He ony come fo tell da peopo dat da light stay fo real. 9 Dat time wen John stay teaching, jalike da light dass fo real was coming inside da world. Dass da light dat show everybody wass true.

©Wycliffe Bible Translators 2000

This translation was done by the Wycliffe Bible Translators, they have been around since 1942 and have produced over 700 Bible translations.

Consider this a Christmas post.


1. Retired Geezer - December 23, 2011

I bet Lipstick can read it fluently.

2. Anonymous - December 23, 2011

A Tongan lady spoke in church last Sunday. I love the Polynesian accent. I had fun playing on an all-Poly (but me) intramural basketball team in college. Backing down from aggression is not one of their strong points.

3. daveintexas - December 24, 2011


Merry Christmas you goobers

4. Gromulin - December 24, 2011

Add a couple Meeso’s and it sounds like Jar-Jar reading the bible.

Merry Christmas, all.

5. BrewFan - December 24, 2011

Here’s the NIV version for comparison:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.

6. Michael - December 24, 2011

The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory.

(John 1:14)

Merry Christmas, everybody!

7. Retired Geezer - December 24, 2011

OK, Smartypants… what’s this?
I mean What Dis?

Da Boss Above, he take care me,
Jalike da sheep farma take care his sheeps.
He goin give me everyting I need.

He let me lie down wea da sweet an soft grass stay.
He lead me by da water wea I can rest.

He give me new kine life.
He lead me in da road dat stay right,
Cuz I his guy.

8. BrewFan - December 24, 2011

(King James Version because that is the best one for this psalm imho)

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

9. Lipstick - December 24, 2011

Even I can get that one – The Lord is my Shepard. . .

10. BrewFan - December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Michael. Now that you’re a retired type person I say you should make plans for a trip to Wisconsin in May for a little walleye fishing.

11. BrewFan - December 24, 2011

Hi Lipstick! *waves*

Merry Christmas!

12. Retired Geezer - December 24, 2011

He lead me in da road dat stay right,
Cuz I his guy.

*plans on crashing the Wisconsin walleye fishin’/bible thumpin meeting.

13. Michael - December 24, 2011

Now that you’re a retired type person I say you should make plans for a trip to Wisconsin in May for a little walleye fishing.

OK. I will destroy the Wisconsin walleye population, but OK.

14. mesablue - December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas, intertubes people!!!

15. osoloco - December 25, 2011

Mele Kalikimaka IBers! ( Keeping with the spirit of the post)

16. BrewFan - December 25, 2011

*plans on crashing the Wisconsin walleye fishin’/bible thumpin meeting.

Oh yeah. We can convert some Lutherns to Christianity. And catch walleyes. Win-win.

17. kevl - December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas angels!
God bless us, every one.

18. harrison - December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to all y’all.

19. daveintexas - December 25, 2011


*runs into a tree*

20. Retired Geezer - December 25, 2011

*runs into a Nice tree*


21. Lipstick - December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas, my dear friends.

22. daveintexas - December 25, 2011

Back at ya hon

23. roamingfirehydrant - January 3, 2012

They read what was supposed to be a Cherokee version of Psalm 23 at my brother’s funeral, but it sounded more like Hollywood’s idea of a Native American translation. I was biting my lip to not laugh at “and I shall live in the Big Teepee forever.”

24. Retired Geezer - January 3, 2012

They read what was supposed to be a Cherokee version of Psalm 23 at my brother’s funeral.

Did they have that Weeping Indian dude there?

Cause that would be Hot.

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