Thursday, October 20, 2011

90 paintings in 90 days, Day 18, Humuhumunukunukuapua'a


     This is the Hawaii State fish, but it does take a little practice to say it. I've heard the name means "one who grunts like a pig" and sure enough they do. I caught one and it is surprising how loud they are, but it's not exactly grunting. One who croaks like a pig is more like it. I threw it back, because I couldn't imagine eating a fish that is so entertaining. It's not hard to say if you break it down, humu humu nuku nuku apu ah ah, just grunt it out.

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