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Boontling

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Boontling is a folk language spoken only in Boonville, California. Although based on English, Boontling's unusual words are completely unique to Boonville. It was invented in the late 1800s and had quite a following at the turn of the century. Now it is only spoken by aging hippies and original residents. Because the town of Boonville only has a little over 700 residents, Boontling is an extremely esoteric, and quickly becoming archaic, language that has over a thousand unique words and phrases.

Boontling Primer

  • ab chaser - Someone who lives on the coast, an "abalone chaser." Not to be outdone, ab chasers call Boonters squirrel bacon.
  • belhoon - Dollar
  • blooch - To chatter aimlessly. (also means to masturbate)
  • Boont Dusties - The Boonville Cemetery
  • dinklehonk - cow
  • gorm - to eat
  • hyoottle - hotel
  • kilockety - to travel by train
  • kiloppety -to travel by horse
  • trashmover - heavy winter storm
  • weech - a small child
  • zeese - coffee. Named after a man named Zeese whose coffee, it is said, "would float an egg."

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