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6 Terms You Won’t Believe Have Military Origins

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2.) “Boondocks”

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The original boondocks.

These days, to be way out in the boonies means you’re out in the middle of nowhere, somewhere in the sticks. When the term was coined, it meant that too, only the actual boondocks are in the Philippines. In Tagalog, “bundok” literally translates to “mountains” so when Filipino fighters told American troops they were headed to the bundoks during the 1898 Spanish-American War and the subsequent Philippine-American War, it meant they were headed to the islands’ inner wilderness.

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6 Terms You Won’t Believe Have Military Origins
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6 Terms You Won’t Believe Have Military Origins
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While military slang can be fun, it’s even more fun when it seeps into the common vernacular of everyday people.
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