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Posted: Mar. 15, 2004, 2:52 pm Quote

Quote (Tikiman @ Mar. 15, 2004 10:29 am/pm)
By the way shortening the word Polynesian to “Poly” is derogatory to people from the islands and is why you will never see me shorten the word when writing it.

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Me either, Steve!  I remember you explaining that several times over on the other boards and to this day I cannot type out "Poly" as an abbreviation for the Polynesian.  And I really can't stand it when I see other people type it, but I know that they probably don't realize that it's derogatory.

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Posted: Mar. 15, 2004, 3:24 pm Quote

I'm wondering, though, if even lumping these diverse people groups into one category--"Polynesian"--isn't somewhat derogatory.  Anyone from the Islands care to comment?  I know we generalize a lot, ("Asians" "Europeans" "Africans" etc.), but the distinctness of each group does get lost when we do that, doesn't it?  I, for one, had never heard that referring to Disney's Polynesian Resort as "the Poly" was derogatory.  Certainly, when that word is used in this forum it is referring to the Resort and not to the people of the various Islands represented as Polynesia, and is merely for shortcut's sake.  No offense is intended, but of course that doesn't mean it isn't still offensive, it just means no one is being intentionally malicious.  It's good to be educated, but it has obviously been called "the Poly" for a long time because others on this forum adopt that term as they see it used so frequently.  Maybe we should adopt the abbreviation DPR for Disney's Polynesian Resort, and by example begin to change the norm on this forum.

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Posted: Mar. 15, 2004, 3:33 pm Quote

Good post WebTink. I agree. I removed the statement on my web pages about the use of “poly” because I knew no one was using it to upset anyone but just as a short cut. No need for anyone to feel bad about it especially if they did not know. I just thought I would mention it since we were discussing Hawaiian language ( not necessarily Polynesian language). DPR is a good idea to me but will people know what we are talking about?

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Posted: Mar. 15, 2004, 5:01 pm Quote

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DPR is a good idea to me but will people know what we are talking about?

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I suppose readers will ask if they don't understand.  Seems like everyone figures out all the abbreviations after awhile:  FW (okay, has two meanings, but context helps--if you're in the Fort Wilderness forum you use it, some use FtW; if you're talking about Epcot, Future World comes to mind), DAK, M:S, WS, CBR, Y&B Club, etc.  Do we have an FAQ post that covers all of these already?  If not, we could certainly create one.  If we do, Rich probably knows where it is, or I can look around for it.

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Posted: Mar. 15, 2004, 7:26 pm Quote

Steve, mahalo for the info. I never thought about that before.

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Posted: Mar. 15, 2004, 8:46 pm Quote

Yes, thank you, Tikiman. I'm another one that never knew that abbreviation was derogotory and I won't be using it again either.

The lyric that we can't find is for the theme song currently being used on Disney's Lilo & Stitch TV series. Lyrics are used in the opening of the show and the song without any vocals is used in the closing credits.


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Posted: Mar. 15, 2004, 10:14 pm Quote

what does the D in Dpr stand for
D? Polynesian resort
i think the reason people use "poly" is b/c your title in a post can only be a certain length and if you type out poynesian it woud take up about 1/3 of the tite  :D


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Posted: Mar. 15, 2004, 10:16 pm Quote

*polynesian    

I swear I know how to spell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


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Posted: Mar. 15, 2004, 10:25 pm Quote

I would really like the lilo and stich theme song i can't find the lyrics anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  lol

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Posted: Mar. 15, 2004, 11:02 pm Quote

The official name of the resort is DISNEY's Polynesian Resort, thus the D in the DPR is for Disney.

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