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Posted by Bookworm on December 03, 2002

Is this term for boondocks strictly English? I've never heard it in the US. (But I have heard boonies).

As an aside:

When American GIs returned from Asia at the close of
World War II, besides Victory they brought home a new
word to add to the lexicon -- "boondocks". It is derived from bundok the Philippine word for mountain and decribes a place that is remote and inaccessible.