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Chin Ho Kelly’s got the rubbah slippah blues

A new isle tradition was born with the "Hawaii Five-0" premiere: chortling over all the botched localisms.

All the water-cooler buzz yesterday was about Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) using the F-word — flip-flops — to reference rubber slippers. Kim, who really does know better, defends himself, saying he tried to correct the writers but was told mainlanders would think "slippers" meant the fuzzy type worn with bathrobes.

Perhaps worse than that was the tent city on the beach, filled with the beautiful people; or the gang members who hobnobbed at the Hilton over an iced Blue Hawaii. Um, really? Kim’s got his work cut out trying to set them straight on all that, too.

UH-Boise football game won’t be freebie after all

Cheers burst out upon the news that the Hawaii Warriors’ game of the year on the blue carpet of Boise State on Nov. 6 would be televised on ESPN. People started planning for gatherings around the tube, rescheduling golf tee times and other events that day so as to not conflict with the kickoff at 9:10 a.m. Hawaii time.

Alas, ESPN turned out to be ESPNU, the U standing for "you pay." It is part of an Oceanic premium package available in digital on 219 and high-definition 1219, not available for the hoi polloi television viewers on basic cable.

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