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HOW YOU FIGGA?

(how yoo FIG-uh), interjection/interrogative (compare English “go figure”)

Used when mystified or baffled by an unexpected development

Examples:

a. HOW YOU FIGGA? Afta all doze years of Pop Warner football, come to find out Kendall, I mean, Kendra, wen’ come out as trans.

b. Trow me off, yo’ dotta…so sweet and ladylike, but dis past weekend I seen her on da basketball court fo’ da firs’ time, and she is one beast! HOW YOU FIGGA?

Submitted by Irene from Waipiʻo Gentry, Oʻahu (Submit yo' own)

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HOW YOU FIGGA?

Seeking clarification

Example:

How you figga?  I know they call it a baker’s dozen, but that’s thirteen donuts no matter how you slice’um. In fact, if you slice’um, that’s even more!

Submitted by Jason from Hilo, Hawaiʻi (Submit yo' own)

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HOW YOU FIGGA?

1. A question how one tries to solve a problem

Examples:

a. Hey sista, HOW YOU FIGGA what fo buy at da kine stoa widout da list fo make you mobetta shoppa dan us guys, cause we no can make li’dat

b. HOW YOU FIGGA how fo make one da kine pie wid no mo da cooking stuff in da hale, so mo betta you just go buy da pie dat stay already made at da supamaket

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2. A statement how to solve a problem

Examples:

a. Hey sista, HOW YOU FIGGA da bes way fo make one ono talapia wid out too much pilakia befo da bradas figa out how fo make um mo betta fo da ohana

b. Hey brada, HOW YOU FIGGA da kine mamona problem stay so beeg, we have to check dis out wid da kahuna fo tell us what fo do about dat kine

Submitted by Frank from Kailua, Oʻahu (Submit yo' own)

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