Learning the lingo

Occasionally the language barrier cuts in and I find myself thinking, “what?”

A great example was a couple of days ago when I found myself on the receiving end of ‘in the boonies’ twice. Now it may be that I’m simply not as well travelled as I should be and that the folks in the old country are very conversant with the boonies. But, for those of us that struggle with the term, my basic definition would be in the sticks.It would seem that the term is derived from the word boondock [wiki] which is used to describe a remote, brushy area.

I’m sure more words and phrases will crop up, so watch out for more entries.

1 Comment

  1. Derek
    December 3, 2007

    Hmmm I used to know a young lady who meets your description of ‘boonie’!!;-)

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