Brain Game: Aloha!
With nearly a foot of snow on the ground here in Michigan, my thoughts wander to sunny Hawaii. I've never been there, actually, but I did watch Hawaii Five-O and Magnum, P.I. on occasion. And, unlike Greg in The Brady Bunch, I know enough not to wear a taboo pendant while surfing near rocks.
Following are the definitions of five words that have entered American English through the Hawaiian language. Your job? Identify these five words and spell them properly. If you can correctly answer four out of the five, you've won today's Brain Game. Good luck!
L _ _ _ _ (a veranda or gallery)
L _ _ _ (a traditional Hawaiian feast)
M _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (a first-time Hawaiian tourist)
M _ _ _ _ _ (a long, hanging dress)
U _ _ _ _ _ _ (a stringed musical instrument)