01/15/2014 09:22 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

7 Hilarious Vine Videos Teach Us About Pidgin, The Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa, And Local Hawaiian Culture

For many visitors to Hawaii, it can be difficult to get a glimpse of the local color and culture. After all, if you stay in Waikiki for your whole vacation, you'll never hear pidgin phrases like "da kine" -- which can mean anything you want it to -- or understand the local practice of only using the words mauka (mountain-side) and makai (ocean-side) when giving directions.

Thankfully, Hawaii Vines -- a Facebook page that hopes to spread aloha with Hawaii humor -- offers 7-second windows into the vibrant, fun-loving and diverse culture on the islands. Below, 7 of our favorites:

1. Hawaii's Fabulous State Fish: The Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa
2. The Difference Between How Hawaii Surfers and California Surfers Measure Waves
3. Getting In Trouble With Da Parents
4. When A Haole (White Person) Gives Directions Vs. When A Local Does
5. The Best Indicator That You're In A Tourist Trap
6. The Haka, Because Everyone Here Knows It
7. Trying To Take Da Bus As A Child


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