Pirate Jim's Kanikapila - August 25, 2015

Aloha kakou, 

Another week has past and it is time to kanikapila (jam) once more. This week we explore the meaning of the word Aloha.

The word aloha derives from the Proto-Polynesian root *qarofa, and ultimately from Proto-Polynesian.[3][4][5] It has cognates in other Polynesian languages, such as Samoan alofa and Māori aroha, also meaning "love."[5]

folk etymology claims that it derives from a compound of the Hawaiian words alo meaning "presence," "front," "face," or "share;" and ha, meaning "breath of life" or "essence of life." Although alo does indeed mean "presence," etc. by itself, the word for "breath" has a long A (), whereas the word aloha does not.

So come out tonight and share your ha with us at the shack

What: Pirate Jim's Kanikapila 

Where: 87 Tuscany Springs Way NW Calgary

When: Tuesday August 18, 2015 (tonight) 

Why: Because it is a heck of a lot of fun! 

How Much: $5 for non-members

See you tonight! 

- Pirate Jim