About the name oy vey – ka pai

So Oy vey in wikipedia is:

Oy vey (Yiddish: אױ װײ), oy vay, or just oy—or even more elaborately oy veyoh weh!—is an exclamation of dismay or exasperation like “woe is me”.[1]

The Maori dictionary simply translates Ka pai as:  

ka pai    1. good.

The “ka” actually indicates a future tense so I would say it was also “it will be good” or maybe even a kind of  “She’ll be right”

These two things are almost like polar opposites.  Hmmmm  Me learning Te Reo? – This could make for an interesting experience.

 

 

 

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