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Where does the term boondocks come from

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You know when someone says it's way out in the boondocks?I'm not sure if it's boomdocks or boondocks or two words. Thanks


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.

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