By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

February 12, 2020

When I was a kid, everybody knew that if you were going fishing, you should never vocalize the fact. If somebody asked you, “Whea you going?” (Where are you going?), the proper answer would be “holoholo” (just wandering around) or something similar.

The Hawaiians believed that the fish have hearing abilities and that that saying something like, “I’m going fishing” would alert them and make them wary. So the folks of my day and age and earlier would automatically interpret an answer of something like “I going holoholo” to mean the person was going fishing.

ハワイの魚釣り迷信

子供の頃、魚釣りに行くときにはそれを言ってはいけないと誰でも知っていた。もし誰かに「どこへ行くの?」と聞かれたら正しい答えは「ホロホロだ」(目的なくぶらぶら)またはそのような言葉。

古来のハワイ人は魚には耳があると信じて、声で「魚釣りに行く」と聞けば、逃げると思った。それで、私の年代やその前の年代の人は「ホロホロ」の答えを「釣りに行くんだ」と解釈した。

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English novels by Billy Hammond published by AELS

(AELS出版英語書籍リスト)

 

I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers

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