America's Most Charming Accents
No. 7 Honolulu
The local “pidgin” dialect—which blends English, Hawaiian, Japanese, and more—goes well beyond “aloha.” One of the most common local phrases that can confuse visitors is “da kine” (as in, “the kind”), which is used to refer to almost anything. Then again, voters found almost everything blissful here: the city ranked first for weather and near the top for romance.