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NO CAN HANDLE

 (no can HAN-dull), expression (variant of English “cannot handle”)

1.  Does not function properly when capacity is exceeded or capability challenged

Example:

Ka’ili! Go grab one mop and clean up dat soapy wata befo’ somebody fall down!

Gunfunnit, I tol’ you no fill up dat washin’ machine to da top! T’ing NO CAN HANDLE!

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2. Ineffective in stressful situations

Example:

1st guy: Ey!!! Long time no see. Howz da new job?

2nd guy: Ho, man, I tell you: I wen’ back my ol’ job. Dass no job fo’ me, air traffic controlla. Choke pay, but I NO CAN HANDLE.

3.  Describes circumstances that are intolerable to the speaker

Example:

Sorry Coach, but I NO CAN HANDLE sittin’ nex’ to Lopaka on da plane. I like sleep, and he don’t know when fo’ stop talkin’

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NO CAN HANDLE

1. Not possible

2. Out of someone’s league or scope of ability

3. Not up to the challenge

Examples:

a. Nah, he no can handle taking seven classes and working full-time. Damn keed barely wake up as is.

b. Better watch yo mouth! Who you think you? No can handle this!

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NO CAN HANDLE

1. Can not comply with a request

Examples:

a. Everybady get chicken skin when dey went figa dey stay all pau since NO CAN HANDLE da kine pilakia dat da bradas stay geeve um befo dey went go kaukau da ono grinds

b. Hey bra, if NO CAN HANDLE den as why hard, cause I know da buggah who can fix um mo quick den li’dat and going charge only little bit kala
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2. Can not handle a request

Examples:

a. Hey tita, da brada stay ova dea, but he went say dat he NO CAN HANDLE da kine widout your kokua an your undastanding of da pilakia he stay make

b. If you went go figa da brada stay li’dat, den maybe you NO CAN HANDLE da bumbucha wahine who going geeve you dirty lickins If you stay act li’dat

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