Glyph of the word 'ikea'.


  • (n.) halibut

…takeke ikea ie elelake…
“…like a halibut in the sky…”

Notes: I’ll freely admit that I do carry within me a lot of guilt when it comes to eating meat. I really do love animals very much—all of them—and yet… I mean, I come from a culture where a meal without meat isn’t a meal.

Regarding today’s post, I love halibut. I love seafood in general, but halibut especially. I don’t get it often, but I rarely pass up an opportunity when I can.

In case you’re still wondering about the example sentence above, halibut have this very characteristic diamond-shape, and the iku for ikea is inspired by it. The top, actually, is a shape used in a ton of iku, most notably that for keva, “shark”. The bottom half is self-explanatory.

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2 Responses to “Ikea”

  1. Ka kavaka Amanda ti:

    If I had a word “ikea”, I would have been hard pressed to keep from making a joke of it :)

  2. Ka kavaka David J. Peterson ti:

    OH MY GOODNESS! That’s the very, very first time (and I’m not kidding even a little bit) that I recognized that ikea looks like Ikea! How could I have missed that?! That word’s been around at least a year.

    Geez, what to do now. Jokes, jokes… Oh! “Hey, I got a halibut deal on this desk down at Ikea!” Man, that was awful…

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