Wednesday 15 July 2020

aloha ʻoe

Though it’s just adding insult to injury after annexing then colonising Hawaiʻi to impose the feeble-mindedness of official state junk to be nominated and subject to legislation, we are quite enjoying this latest instalment on the topic (see previously) from Lowering the Bar. We can definitely relate to the felling of dread and trepidation about getting a diacritical wrong, especially with the ‘okina seems so critical to the islands’ name (or not) and is typographically substituted—the other being the macron the kahakō. Check out the usual categories like trees, mottoes, song, fruit, etc. plus the rather all-encompassing and koan-like part of the statues outlining the official state spirit and let us know what you think.