Monday, May 21, 2012


Grab your *applehead, get a new *hedge, and get out of that *can kicky mood! We're having a *tidrick and it's gonna be a *beemsch.

Dance to Clan Dyken & the Mermen
Saturday, June 16, 8pm, $20
Anderson Valley Solar Grange, Hwy 128, Philo,CA
Local Beer and Wine and homemade foods

*Boontling Translation Key
Hobneelch - Saturday night dance
applehead - girl friend
hedge - haircut
can kicky - angry
tidrick - party
beemsch- good show

HOBNEELCH for HENDY WOODS is co-produced by
Cloud Forest Institute & Pete's Sound Productions
Proceeds will go to help keep Hendy Woods State Park open and promote
the Cloud Forest Institute Mendo, CA & Mindo, Ecuador connection.

Boontling is a folk language spoken only in Boonville. Scottish, Gaelic
and Irish, some Pomoan and Spanish influenced the vocabulary of the
language. Boontling was invented in the late 19th century and had quite
a following at the turn of the 20th century. It is now mostly spoken
only by aging counter-culturists and native Anderson Valley residents.
Because the town of Boonville only has a little over 700 residents,
Boontling is an extremely esoteric dialect, and is quickly becoming
archaic. It has over a thousand unique words and phrases. The Anderson
Valley, of which Boonville is the largest town, was an isolated farming,
ranching, and logging community during the late 19th century. There are
several differing versions as to the origin of Boontling. Some assert
that the dialect was created by the women, children, and young men in
the hop fields and sheep shearing sheds as a means of recreation, and
that it spread through the community as the children continued using it
when they grew up. Myrtle R. Rawles explains that Boontling was started
by the children of Boonville as a language game which enabled them to
speak freely in front of elders without being understood.It is believed
that the language originated from Ed (Squirrel) Clement and Lank
McGimsey, in or about the year 1890.

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