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Entry from November 18, 2020
Hawaii: “Do they allow loud laughing in Hawaii, or just a low ha?”

"Aloha” is a Hawaiian greeting, and it can sound like “a low ha.” “Bad Joke! = A Low Ha” was posted on the newsgroup alt.humor.puns on November 23, 1997.

“H.L. says it would appear that Aunt Jennie, after casting her expert eye over all the goings-on, has only a low Ha for Aloha Week” was printed in the Honolulu (HI) Advertiser on October 24, 1958. “Don Wilson says a belly laugh is a low ha. (Read it again)” was printed in the Honolulu (HI) Advertiser on November 21, 1969. “Deep-throated chuckle: A low ha” was printed in the Honolulu (HI) Advertiser on December 16, 1970.

“How does a Hawaiian baritone laugh? A low ha!” (Trevor, 8)” was posted on the newsgroup alt.humor.puns on May 23, 2003. “I told a Hawaiian a joke that wasn’t very funny. He responded with a low ‘ha’” was posted on Reddit—3amjokes on October 19, 2017.

“Do they allow loud laughing in Hawaii, or just a low ha?” was posted on Twitter by Broken Puppet on November 14, 2020. “Do they allow loud laughing in Hawaii, or just a low ha?” was posted on Twitter by T Raww on November 16, 2020, and this tweet went viral with over 500,000 likes.


Wikipedia: Aloha
Aloha (/ɑːˈloʊhɑː/; Hawaiian: [əˈloːˌha]) is the Hawaiian word for love, affection, peace, compassion and mercy, that is commonly used as a simple greeting but has a deeper cultural and spiritual significance to native Hawaiians, for whom the term is used to define a force that holds together existence.

Newspapers.com
24 October 1958, Honolulu (HI) Advertiser, “Down to Cases” by Howard Case, pg. B2, col. 3:
AUWE NOTE
H.L. says it would appear that Aunt Jennie, after casting her expert eye over all the goings-on, has only a low Ha for Aloha Week.

Newspapers.com
25 March 1959, Honolulu (HI) Star-Bulletin, “Droodles,” pg. 56 (?), col. 4:
“A LOW HA”
(The comic has the words “ha” bunched together, but with one “ha” at the bottom.—ed.)

Newspapers.com
13 July 1969, The Sunday Star-Bulletin & Advertiser (Honolulu, HI), Eddie Sherman column, pg. A-15, col. 1:
a-Low-ha
(...) (A story about Harold Low.—ed.)
A-LOW-HA.

Newspapers.com
21 November 1969, Honolulu (HI) Advertiser, Eddie Sherman column, pg. E-1, col. 1:
Don Wilson says a belly laugh is a low ha. (Read it again)

Newspapers.com
16 December 1970, Honolulu (HI) Advertiser, Eddie Sherman column, pg. B-1, col. 1:
Deep-throated chuckle: A low ha.

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Lay down!
Sajjad Lateef
Nov 23, 1997, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
: >> In Hawaii, they lei eggs?
: >
: >Nene ne nene!
: >
: >phma

: Bad Joke! = A Low Ha

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak 05-23-03
Stan Kegel
May 23, 2003, 8:55:41 PM
(...)
How does a Hawaiian baritone laugh?
A low ha!” (Trevor, 8)

Twitter
FOLLOW @rxnana_
@reinana_
In Hawaii, how do they laugh at a joke that’s a little funny? --- With a-low-ha! Lmaaaao.
3:05 AM · Oct 29, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/HardlyNetworking October 19, 2017
I told a Hawaiian a joke that wasn’t very funny
He responded with a low “ha”

Twitter
Broken Puppet ☕
@java_assassin
Do they allow loud laughing in Hawaii, or just a low ha?
11:51 AM · Nov 14, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
T Raww
@TierneyJanea
Do they allow loud laughing in Hawaii, or just a low ha?
12:56 AM · Nov 16, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Taylor Grace
@taylorgraceew
Do they allow loud laughing in Hawaii or just a low ha?
10:39 AM · Nov 16, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Oneliners
Posted by u/[deleted] November 17, 2020
Do they allow loud laughing in Hawaii, or just a low ha?

Reddit—Cleanjokes
Posted by u/Razhagal November 17, 2020
Do they allow loud laughing in Hawaii
or just a low ha?

LaffGaff
Loud Laughing
November 18, 2020 by laffgaff
Do they allow loud laughing in Hawaii?
Or just a low ha.

Posted by Barry Popik
Other ExpressionsOther States • Wednesday, November 18, 2020 • Permalink