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me ko Piwaiwaka

snitch / tattletale

Me ko Piwaiwaka koe!
You’re such a tattletale!

This derives from the story of Māui and Hine-nui-te-pō (the goddess of death). The Pīwaiwaka (fantail) awoke Hine-nui-te-pō as Māui tried to defeat death. Therefore, the saying applies to a tattletale or one who tells on others.



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