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NO ACT!

(no ACK), imperative (variant of English “don’t act (up)”)

Curb your ego; don’t overestimate your significance (compare English “Don’t forget where you came from” or slang English “Don’t get uppity”)

Example:

Father: Kamakana! Get ova’ hea!

Kamakana: Wassup, Dad?

Father: I heard you braggin’ about yo’ winning touchdown. NO ACT! You neva’ win by yo’self. Football is one team sport.

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

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NO ACT!

1. Telling someone to stop pretending

2. Calling another out for behavior or a comment that is not authentic or consistent with her/his character

Examples:

a. Eh, no act! No need jump on the bandwagon of whoever win every year

b. No act!  Your knee ain’t the reason why you neva surf waves bigger than 3 feet...

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

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NO ACT!

1. Do not demonstrate something that you do not believe

Examples:

a. Hey bra, NO ACT like dat if you no like beef an just like go fool around wid dat tita ova dea wid da beeg kine boobs

b. If you figa da kaukau mo gude ova dea, then NO ACT like you no going, cause us bradas figa we like go grind too befo you go kaukau all da kine

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2. Do not demonstrate something that you do not get

Examples:

a. Da banana figa he stay go by himself, but he neva figa da wahine NO ACT li’dat and den like go wid him bumby to his hale by da beach

b. NO ACT li’dat brada or da bumbucha titas going kum ova dea an geeve you dirty lickins if you still like beef wid da bumbula bradas dat stay in da hale

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

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