His applehead is can-kicky

Do you remember as a kid when you and your friends came up with your own language?

That’s essentially what Boontling is.

It is a jargon spoken only in Boonville, California (yes, that’s its real name). “Applehead” is a girlfriend or wife. “Can-kicky” is angry. “Locking” is a wedding.

There are more than 6,000 distinct languages in the world. Boontling is more of a jargon than a language, but it’s amazing how many different ways exist for people to communicate. We’ve all heard of unbelievable-sounding languages like the click languages in Africa.

So watch the video above and enjoy some Boontling. Take away the subtitles — can you understand what they’re saying?


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