Familiar with Anderson Valley, CA are you? No? Anderson Valley lies in the heart of Mendocino County, home to lots of marijuana and some damn fine beer. Once upon a time (1880s), Anderson was home to more than just scenery and brew. I’m talking about a little known regional dialect called “Boontling.”
Boontling is some old-timey what-have-you. Try this on for size:
The bahl Boonter japed brightlighters to Boont with beamer ‘n’ bohoik, ‘n’ when Brightlights reached for his ose pocket, Boonter shied before Brights could harp on higgin’.
That’s Boontling, and no, we’re not making this up; it’s still spoken by a handful of elderly gents. Check out the links for verification, and next thing you know, you’ll be out bahl hornin’ with yer apple-head.