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The sticks

Posted by Bookie on December 10, 2002

In Reply to: The sticks posted by ESC on December 03, 2002

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

I've always understood the correct spelling was Styx, and "in the Styx" originates from the River Styx in the underworld in Roman mythology. So out in the Styx is somewhere so remote, you'd rather not be there.