Boonville, California: Where People Speak Boontling

Jargon-filled offshoot of English, only spoken in this small town. Historical marker (ECV 2006). Try politely coaxing a local to utter a few sentences of Boontling.

Address:
12340 Hwy 128, Boonville, CA
Directions:
Historical marker on building next to historical museum, 1/2 mi. NW of town. Or look for anyone who isn't a tourist like you. Politely ask them to speak Boontling.
Hours:
Mus. Feb-Nov Sa-Su 1-4. May have F hrs. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
707-895-3207
RA Rates:
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Where People Speak Boontling

Super nice folk here! Glad we stopped. Word for phone is so funny! The real estate agency in the red caboose was very knowledgeable. The word for real estate agent is even funnier!

[Karen, 06/24/2015]
Where People Speak Boontling

While it isn't a specific attaction per se, Boonville (About 15 miles northwest of Ukiah) is famous for the fact that the older generation has its own language: Boontling. Johnny Carson used to have people from Boonville on his show every few months.

[Steve Feit, 02/27/2000]

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