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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term boondocks refers to a remote, usually brushy rural area; or to a remote city or town that is considered unsophisticated. The expression was introduced to English by American military personnel serving in the Philippines during the early years of the 20th century. It derives from the Tagalog word "bundok", meaning "mountain". According to military historian Paul Kramer, the term had attached to it "connotations of bewilderment and confusion", due to the guerrilla nature of the warfare the soldiers were engaged in .
The term has evolved into American slang used to refer to the countryside or any implicitly isolated rural/wilderness mostly in the southern swamp regions, regardless of topography or vegetation. Similar slang or colloquial words are "the sticks", "the backblocks" in Australia & New Zealand, "bundu" in South Africa, and "out in the tules" in California. The diminutive "the boonies" can be heard in films about the Vietnam War such as Casualties of War by Brian De Palma. It is used by American military personnel to designate Vietnam.
From “RV Coach Online”
Boondocking: Camping without hookups. The term is also used among campers who like to enjoy nature at its fullest, regardless of the terrain, and avoid commercial campground fees.
From the “Double Tongued Dictionary”
n. living without conveniences such as municipal electricity or water, indoor plumbing, or grocery stores, especially when camping with a recreational vehicle;roughing it. Subjects: English
Editorial Note: Other variations on to boondock, according to the Historical Dictionary of American Slang, are the military sense of ‘to go into or through boondocks; to march through boondocks as punishment or training’; the youth or student sense of ‘to go with a date into a wooded or isolated area for the purpose of love-making’; and the trucking sense of ‘to travel on back roads.’ The 1963
citation probably belongs to the latter sense. Etymological Note: From the boondocks, a wild or unpopulated area, from the Tagalog bundoc or bondoc ‘a mountain.’
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