Boontling: The Lingo of Boonville

Boontling: The Lingo of Boonville (HM17NA)

Location: Philo, CA 95466 Mendocino County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 1.751', W 123° 23.129'

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Storekeeper, W.W. Boone settled in Southern Anderson Valley among families that brought the Scottish and Midwestern patterns of speech in the mid 1890's. Young men picked hops, sheared sheep, and displayed marvelous whit, cleverness, and intelligence to create a forceful descriptive 1,500 - word language harped by 500 residents.

The versatility of Boontling is apparent; "Bucky Waltered my abeqled to a tidricks for bake chiggle and zeese."

Derivations : A pay phone cost an Indian "Bucky" nickel and Walter Levi owned the first (telephone), "Applehead" by unusual circumlocation (sic) is "girlfriend" and shortened "Tea-Drinkers" is a party. The next two words are from Scottish while that for "coffee" commemorates camp cook C.Z. "Zeese" Blivens renown strong brew.

Translation: I telephoned my girlfriend to go to a party for good food and coffee.

Use declined after 1917, when boonters marched into the Great War but boontling continues to amaze listeners and baffle outsiders.

Keemwun keemle to raise a seephorn to bahlness and boontling with higgy huger highpucket and kinnie of E Clampsus Vitus

.Dedicated September 30, 6011 (2006)Capitulus Redivius Yerba Buena: The Mother Lodge #1Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampsus Vitus
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HM NumberHM17NA
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Year Placed2006
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Yerba Buena Chapter #1
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 1:30pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 466633 N 4320085
Decimal Degrees39.02918333, -123.38548333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 1.751', W 123° 23.129'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 1' 45.06" N, 123° 23' 7.74" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)707
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12340 CA-128, Philo CA 95466, US
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