- (v.) to rotate (something)
- (v.) to turn around
- (v.) to revolve
- (n.) rotation
- (adj.) revolving, rotating
Po’u ie hoki poki u ume i ika…
“You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around…”
Notes: That’s what it’s all about!
In the past, I’ve done posts on words that have been derived from this word (e.g. umeke), so I figured it was about time.
The iku for this word is kind of an ikuiku in more than one way. First, conceptually, if you trace a path with your finger from one end to the other, you will be turned around at the end of it (though you can’t do it without crossing over a line!). Second, though, this is actually an iku’ume, or a turned glyph, as it’s the rotated version of nimana. In this way, you can get the meaning of the word literally from the glyph itself, since what was done to the glyph for nimana is what the word itself means.
Otherwise, this word is not related to the meaning of “impossible”. I think those who attached the glyph to ume just noted the symbolic nature of the tracing.
Hey, I almost forgot: It’s football day! Here’s how I did with my predictions last week:
- Indianapolis 23 Jacksonville 20
- Atlanta 31 Seattle 20
- Oakland 48 Denver 7
- New England 32 Green Bay 14
- Minnesota 19 Chicago 17
That’s 4-1! I’m now 50-25 on the season. (And hey, for those keeping track, the Raiders are now 5-0 in their division with one more divisional game to play against the Chiefs!)
I had an unbelievable turn of events in Fantasy Football. I was down by four points with two minutes left to play. I had New England’s defense and my opponent had Tom Brady and Mason Crosby (Green Bay’s kicker). Matt Flynn had Green Bay moving, and it looked like they were going to score. On a second down play, he was sacked, giving me a point (down by three now). On the next play, Flynn completed a long pass, leaving them with fourth and, say, five. Due to some confusion on the field, Green Bay, with no timeouts, took a heck of a time getting a play called. When they finally got the ball snapped with six seconds left, Flynn dropped back, then scrambled forward and was sacked (+1 point for me), fumbled (+1 point for me) and New England recovered (+2 points for me) to end the ball game.
Meaning that the result of the last play of the game gave me a one point victory in fantasy. I’d never been so overjoyed to see the slimy New England Cheatriots win.
Next week, though, my outlook is pretty dismal. I’m playing a hot team (his QB is Michael Vick), but will need to overcome to make it to the finals against my best friend Blaine (who will most certainly be in the finals).
Here are my Week 16 predictions:
- San Francisco 31 St. Louis 28
- Miami 17 Detroit 14
- San Diego 35 Cincinnati 12
- Philadelphia 28 Minnesota 23
- Atlanta 20 New Orleans 17