Did you hear? Samoa just told December 29, 2011 to screw off. Seriously. Samoa is having no part of December 29, 2011; it’s just skipping right over it. Ha. Take that, December 29, 2011. Oh, Samoa. What does this mean? Actually, what does “Samoa” mean, besides “delicious Girl Scout cookie“?
Samoa is made of the Polynesian words “Sa” (Forbidden) and “Moa” (Chicken). Samoa = Forbidden Chicken. Oh, Samoa. What does this mean? Well, according to a commenter on E’s Surf Report, the name comes from a Polynesian folk tale:
“Long time ago, there’s a man name Lu. He’s the first one to have a chicken in Samoa, so he’s very strict to anyone who touch his chicken. He have a chicken zoo. One day, the young men who served godfather Taloalang they come in nighttime and try to attack Lu’s chicken zoo. So Lu’s very angry because he have a rule: not allow anyone to touch his chickens. The young men come to get his chickens for them. But Lu was very angry to find them trying to kill chickens. So a girl of the godfather named Taloalang lay down on the way where Lu tried to find the men to kill them. There’s a Samoan proverb, very popular: The lady lying in the way. So stop Lu from killing the men. That’s the end of Lu’s angry.”