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​'Consider the cultural implications': USA Today warns that using words like 'aloha' and 'hola' could be problematic

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While many Americans sprinkle non-English vocabulary into their everyday speech, a piece posted by USA Today suggests that using words borrowed from other languages, such as "aloha," "hola," and "shalom," could potentially be problematic, depending on why and how they are used.

"It's a greeting or a farewell, but the meaning is deeper," director of Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Utah Maile Arvin said about the Hawaiian word "aloha," according to the outlet. "One of my Hawaiian language teachers taught it to me as 'Aloha means recognizing yourself in everyone and everything you meet.'"

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