Backwoods Dialect in US Is Pikin' to the Dusties*

*In other words, it's about to die

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 26, 2013 5:59 PM CST | Updated Mar 2, 2013 7:00 PM CST

(Newser) – It's called Boontling, and the back-country dialect has been spoken for 160 years or so in Boonville and the surrounding hamlets of California's Mendocino County. But because so little "bahl harpin'" (fluent speaking) is going on today, Boontling is "pikin'...   Read full story »


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