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Re: Down in the boondocks

Posted by Joe on December 24, 2008 at 17:06

In Reply to: Down in the boondocks posted by Dennis Petit on December 24, 2008 at 16:59:

: Where does the phrase 'down in the boondocks' originate?

It is Tagalog,and WWII dated and used by marines first in the Pacific. Noted WWII book with title.

Dictionary of American Regional Englishý - Page 338
by Frederic Gomes Cassidy, Joan Houston Hall - English language - 1985

... 239, (Out or back) in the boondocks; MM 15, ...
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