I’ve already told you about my
perfectly legitimate somewhat unnatural aversion to tilapia (insert choking noise as usual) because of their lowly place in the food chain during my formative years in Hawaii.
I have tried not to mention something else which is also clearly the fault of my Hawaii upbringing: Potagee (Portuguese) jokes. These are pretty much the same as Polish jokes where I live now, poking fun at the…. ermmm…. less intellectual nature… of the ethnic group. Not saying I agree with that characterization; that is just what I grew up with.
The fact that our also-Hawaiian-born President has picked a Portuguese Water Dog for a pet has got to be fodder for the biggest and best Potagee joke of all. I just can’t think what it would be, though. I am just not funny enough. A local breeder of Portuguese Water Dogs was interviewed for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin’s story about the Obama puppy:
She said if you own one in Hawaii, expect a lot of ribbing.
“You should hear the jokes I got. People would just make fun,” she said.
I just wonder what the jokes were, since I’m not funny enough to come up with one on my own!