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Anyone know any Boone talk, jabberwalky?

Posted by riffy 
riffy
Anyone know any Boone talk, jabberwalky?
February 01, 2006 11:36PM
Greetings:

Telephone in booneville is called a buckywalter. Any others ? Deh establish sum serious inside language way back. The whole town speaks it, for those who don't already know. fi real.

Riffy the Skiffler
riffy
Re: Anyone know any Boone talk, jabberwalky?
February 01, 2006 11:44PM
I think it's pronounced "buckawalta", trippy enough for me.

Riffy
riffy
Re: Anyone know any Boone talk, jabberwalky?
February 01, 2006 11:52PM
Seems it's pigeon American with a strangely unique twist, because they seem to use words that already have their own meaning and compile them in together, creating their new meaning. Linguistics are fun. btw, the kind of behavior is at the root of us all, primal, to form specific tribal languages only members know. It's for security and protection against outside interests which could be potentially harmful to survival....ok I'm going too deep here. ya catch my vibe.

Peace

Riffy
c-town rasta
Re: Anyone know any Boone talk, jabberwalky?
February 02, 2006 09:27AM
I have a friend who used to live there. I remember him saying that ball gormes means "good eats".
sideways
Re: Anyone know any Boone talk, jabberwalky?
February 02, 2006 09:31AM
twas brilig in the slithy toves
pale ryder
Re: Anyone know any Boone talk, jabberwalky?
February 02, 2006 09:34AM
That is crazy, its not even that far from the bay, and they have their own language! I knew a guy from there, he was a total slob and slime ball.... How do you say that in Boonville?
Re: Anyone know any Boone talk, jabberwalky?
February 02, 2006 09:37AM
A Little Boont

Boontling has received world wide interest as a linguistic phenomenon. A few of the words you might see or hear while in Anderson Valley include: bahl gorms (good food), buckey walter (pay phone), pike (to walk or travel), rookie-to (quail), harp (to talk or speak), horn of zeese (cup of coffee) and Boont (Boonville).

Around the turn of the century, Anderson Valley was a very isolated farming and logging community. To pass the time (and have a little fun at it), the locals began to use self-developed terms. The language originated with the women and children workers in the hop fields and eventually spread to become the spoken word for most valley residents. Today, with most fluent “boonters” in their elder years, the Boonting Club, Historical Society and many local businesses work to keep the language alive. Listed below are some common Boontling Terms:

• Aplenty Bahl Steinber Horn - Really great beer.
• Apple Head - A girl friend.
• Bahlest - excellent or great
• Bahl Hornin’ - good drinking
• Barney Flats - Hendy Woods National Forest. A spectacular forest of virgin redwoods, located in Anderson Valley.
• Belk Region - Bell Valley. A scenic valley located just beyond the baldies, northeast of Boonville. It was here in the hop fields, during the turn of the century, that the language of boontling originated.
• Boont - Boonville. The largest community and focal center of Anderson Valley. The town where the language of boontling originated. Now famous for its local brewery.
• Bucky - A nickel (A politically incorrect reference to the Indian head).
• Bucky Walter - A telephone
• Charlie Ball - To embarrass (A local indian of this name was easily embarrassed).
• Deep Enders - Residents of the town of Navarro, located due west of Anderson Valley and bordering the Pacific Coast.
• Heelch - A large quantity.
• High Rollers - Residents of the town of Yorkville, the smallest town in Anderson Valley. Located 10 miles east of Boonville.
• Horn - A drink; to drink. (Dialectal.)
• Jeffer - A large fire. (A Boonter named Jeff built large fires in his fireplace.)
• Shoveltooth - A doctor; an M.D. (A local doctor was so nicknamed because he had protruding teeth.)
• It's not just shy sluggin’ gorms neemer - It’s not just for breakfast anymore.
• It's a slow lope'n a beeson tree - Literally a comfortable pace on a horse, while sitting on a very comfortable saddle. Commonly referred to mean “a mellow ride.”
• Pike - A hike or stroll
• Poleeko - Philo. The second largest town in Anderson Valley, located 6 miles west of Boonville beers originated.
• Rudy nebs - pristine, mineral rich, well water.
• Tidrik - A party; a social gathering. (Probably from “tea drink,” a dialectal expression meaning the same thing.)
• Zeese - Coffee. (A local hunter-camp cook nicknamed Zeese, from his initials Z.C., made bitterly strong coffee.)
[www.andersonvalleymuseum.org]
Re: Anyone know any Boone talk, jabberwalky?
February 02, 2006 10:26AM
a language from beer is the coolest
Re: Anyone know any Boone talk, jabberwalky?
February 02, 2006 11:50AM
war da heck is it?
Re: Anyone know any Boone talk, jabberwalky?
February 02, 2006 11:52AM
Re: Anyone know any Boone talk, jabberwalky?
February 02, 2006 01:55PM
Boont meets JA patwa! What a wonderful cross cultural event this promises. I got married in Elk, just up the road from Boont. I must say I was a little scared going through that town. Thought maybe we'd be hijacked by some backwoods hillbillies talking some strange language. That dueling banjo tune kept playing in my head. Actually they were very nice altho a little too inbred it seemed to me.
riffy
Re: Anyone know any Boone talk, jabberwalky?
February 02, 2006 08:05PM
Pale Ryder,

I guess you'd say: His stylee was far from ruby nebs and he was known to charlie ball..haha.. duzz dat work 4 ya? - LOL

Riffy
Re: Anyone know any Boone talk, jabberwalky?
February 02, 2006 09:46PM
Bushshoveltooth = Peter Tosh

When at a tidrik with your apple head and a heelch of bahlest dank, be sure to always fill your chalice with rudy nebs and remember that it's not just shy sluggin’ gorms neemer! And be sure to have a horn of aplenty bahl steinber horn.



fourtwentyplenty
riffy
Re: Anyone know any Boone talk, jabberwalky?
February 02, 2006 10:29PM
"When at a tidrik with your apple head and a heelch of bahlest dank, be sure to always fill your chalice with rudy nebs and remember that it's not just shy sluggin’ gorms neemer!"

I'll be sure 2, good 1, 4tweny.

Riffy
Re: Anyone know any Boone talk, jabberwalky?
February 03, 2006 12:11AM
i perfer apple bottoms to apple heads!!!!!!!!!!

one love-juan love
Re: Anyone know any Boone talk, jabberwalky?
February 03, 2006 12:23AM
The ONLY way to talk like a Boon !!



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