Tag Archive: Chris O’Brien

Mar 08

Is it You-you or Oo-oo? Video interview with Drake U’u and Chris O’Brien

When Drake U’u makes a play during a men’s basketball game in Mott Gym, public address announcer Mike Moreno lets you know it by emphatically booming out the Cal Poly senior guard’s last name: “You-youu!” But all this time, have we been mispronouncing U’u’s name (which is Samoan in origin)? According to the Hawaii broadcasters …

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Dec 04

Is there a Hawaiian word for win AND lose?


I figure since “aloha” means hello and goodbye, there might be some island term that also encompasses winning and losing. Maybe not. But after this week’s men’s basketball game between Cal Poly and the visiting Rainbow Warriors, a new word might have to be thought up. It’s fair to take another look back at the …

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