See, my guide book has already mislead me. I didn't want to sound like the Aussie I am not, but G'day was supposed to be a friendly way to say hello, and I read to say mate to the man you were addressing and bloke if addressing many. In Hawaii one must be careful trying to blend in when it is obvious you don't. I have a tendency to pick up an accent after a few days and that can be offensive, especially when it is obviously wrong. Thanks for the suggestions.
3/25/13 at 3:41pm