Funny conversation I overheard.. (names are being withheld to protect from excessive ribbing over this conversation..teehee)
Person A : Why do white people call each other "haolie"
Person B : No, white people don't use that word, that's a local word. Locals use it when they are talking about white people.
Person A : That's not true. I heard a white guy saying it to another white guy on tv.
Person B : I don't think so, I never heard that word used on tv.
Person A : Yes, It was John Wayne on the movie channel. When he waved at his friend in the movie, he said "HOWLY"
Person B : Umm, I think you mean, he said "Howdy"
Person A : oh...what's a howdy???
I didn't stick around for the rest of the conversation because I had to go find a corner to laugh in..he he he he he