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Olu Oaksu, Springfield, MA (restaurant)
bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-09-07 10:39 pm   Permalink

MOST interesting, because I have never seen the term "olu" used in Polynesian pop before. I had picked it out of the Hawaiian dictionary 10 years ago to christen my Leroy Schmaltz-carved Moai in my front yard "Big Daddy Olu", meaning "Big Daddy Cool":

http://www.you-are-here.com/location/tiki.html

To find that it actually existed in Tiki culture is a pleasant surprise!

"Olu" can also be translated as "pleasant, cool, comfortable" or as "coolness; softness, grace, slackness; comfort, amenities; courtesy, kindness".
I could not find anything for "Oaksu", (the little I could decipher in the menu posted, they translated their name as "Gracious Oasis"), but it seems highly likely that it is their own word creation stemming from their main business, the Oaks Inn. Funny.


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