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Boondocks, Out in the Boondocks

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Erica from Troy, Tennessee, wonders if the word boondocks, meaning “a remote place” is related to the name of frontier explorer Daniel Boone. Out in the boondocks and out in the boonies, derive from the Tagalog word for “mountain,” bundok, which was picked up by American servicemembers in the Philippines and popularized among and by the U.S. Marines. This is part of a complete episode.

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