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SINCE WHEN?

(SINTS wen), interrogative

1. This is the first I’m hearing of this. How long has that been going on?

Example:

1st wahine: Ey, da odda night I seen Clayton and Des down Aloha Tower. Look like dey wuz togedda!

2nd wahine: Haaah? SINCE WHEN? High school time, dey couldn’t stand each odda!

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2. That’s not what I thought; that doesn’t sound right. (May imply I hope not.)

Examples:

a.
1st wahine: You know, I took da kids down Ko Olina fo’ go swim, but dey stay restrict access to hotel guests only.

2nd wahine: Not! SINCE WHEN? Dey not required by law to allow beach access to local people?

b.  Young woman: Ma, I like make some lei fo’ graduation. I going Aunty’s house pick plumeria.

Mother: Sorry, sweetheart, no mo’ plumeria awready. Pau, da tree.

Young woman: Nah? SINCE WHEN?

Mother: I know, sad yeah? Dey neva notice da fungus until wuz too late, couple months ago.

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

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SINCE WHEN?

1. Seeking clarification for a specific date/time range for a changing occurrence

2. Asking how long something has been going on

Examples:

a. Since when they got rid of the Mexican Pizza at Taco Bell?

b. You heard Aloha Stadium going shut down? Yeah, right! Since when? They been talking about redoing the Stadium my whole life.  Where they going play?  At UH, they going build more seats?  Ha! Since when construction projects in Hawai’i finish on time?  Brah, how come you stay all negative all the time? Woteva! Since when? I always get one sunshine kine vibe!

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

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SINCE WHEN?

1. When did you perfect that

Examples:

a. SINCE WHEN dey stay niele fo go find da beeg stack kala unda da pune’e dat nobody went figa out befo da wahines went go find um li’dat

b. SINCE WHEN da watchamacallit papules no like go find da pilau kanes who stay hide all da kala in da beeg puka dey went dig in back of our hale

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2. When did you love that

Examples:

a. SINCE WHEN you figa dat da mamona wahine is da one you stay aloha an not da papule one dat still luv you even afta you went tell her you was pauhana wid her

b. I neva aloha da kine SINCE WHEN I was one small keed wid nobady fo talk story wid and den went fall in luv wit my teacha who stay treat me like her own keikis

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

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