It’s Tingo Tuesday!
Today, I’m sharing the Hawaiian word, pana po’o.
Have you ever scratched your head to help you remember something you’ve forgotten? Well, then you were pana po’oing.
I do that all the time. Lose stuff, like my car keys. Then I’ll stand there, scratching my head, trying to think where I was the last time I had them. But as I’m scratching, I worry that I might actually have head lice, so I usually call a friend and make her come over to check. I haven’t ever had lice. At least, so far. But you never know. And by the time my friend leaves, and I’ve shampooed with Kwell (because what does she know?), I remember I still don’t have my car keys. So then I stand there pana po’oing again. And as I am scratching my head, I wonder if I might have head lice. Some days, I don’t get very far.
I love how other cultures have language for the actions and concepts for which we haven’t necessarily got the right words.
Now it’s your turn!
Leave me a comment about a time when you pana po’oed
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Tell me about a real or fictional time you experienced pana po’o moment. What did you lose? And did scratching help you find it?
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