typewriter_guy

ai ka pressah

(EYE-kah-press-SHAW)

(Phrase) Pidgin phrase describing a feeling of overwhelming pressure to perform, act, or complete something.

For example:

“Homework, hula practice, lei making, wash rice, do laundry–ai ka pressah! I going snap!” ~ Char Siu

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Sign up for
Talking Story Newsletter
and receive free Lauele Universe bonus material and tips from the Lehua Writing Academy.




When you're allergic to water,
growing up in Hawaii isn't
always paradise.



With Niuhi sharks,
even out of the water,
you're not safe.



Everything you thought you
knew about Zader is a lie.