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n., a knife with a blade that can be deployed by depressing a button, switch, or hidden mechanism. Switch-blade knives
vary in design; some deploy the blade in a linear fashion from the handle (out the front) while others swing a blade
out in an arc from the side of the knife handle (side opener).
Switch-blade or automatic knives vary
in legality from region to region. Gang
use of such knives in the American 1950s
prompted bans on such knives in several states that remain in force today.
Switch-blade knives are illegal in some
nations, such as Canada.
The term automatic knife has replaced
switch-blade in some knife collector
circles when describing modern designs.
1 The actual translation is: with out breath.
Hawaiians when greeting each other would, breath in each others breath (ha: the breath of life) When the Christians came to HI they did not do that there for they where Haole (with out breath)...
2 It has evolved to just meaning some one not born in Hawaii. Or that you are white. If you are white and born in Hawaii you are a local haole. Yes you can be black and still be a haole.
3 Also most people in Hawaii have 2 or more races more than 75% have some kind of Asian (Japanese, Korean, Chinese, or Philippino) and\or Portuguese. Which would make them Hapa-Haole. Mixed
Haole just means foreigner. In modern usage, its come to mean white person. But its a generic term -- neither positive or negative in connotation. The word itself is NOT derogatory:
There were 5 haoles at the corner means There were 5 caucasians at the corner. Nothing more. Nothing derogatory.
But like any other noun, it can attract good adjectives (The NICE haole lady gave me this apple) or bad adjectives (The FUCKING haole lady gave me the finger). Its the adjective, not the word, that denotes whether its derogatory.
Unfortunately, there are certain oversensitive people in this life who always need to feel like victims and always need to whine about something even when theres nothing to whine about. They want everyone to think theyre being persecuted. White people persecuted? Cmon, get real. As my haole golf buddy likes to say, thats why the word fucking usually comes before the word haole.
Its all about context: