'Out in the ginsengs'?
bernard at SHAMA.CA
Thu Jun 14 20:52:59 UTC 2007
During the 1990s the dry country around Kamloops and Lillooet grew a
lot of ginseng. Many hundreds of acres of fields were under the
black raised tarps.
The crop was also popular in eastern Washington and Oregon. So, I
presume that this is a reference that all the is out in these areas is
the ginseng, so yes, a term for the boonies
Quoting Dave Robertson <ddr11 at UVIC.CA>:
> Very remotely related to our subject...
> Anyone here heard the term 'out in the ginsengs'?
> I caught it in a book by Oregon rancher Herman Oliver. It seems to
> mean 'out in the sticks / boonies / tules'.
> No Google hits. I'm a little curious.
> On a similar note, there supposedly was or is a perception that there are
> two kinds of Chilcotin Indians: Stone or Ston(e)y, and Stick Chilcotins.
> This is per James Teit's 1909 information in the unsolved historical
> mysteries site, www.mysteryquests.ca.
> --Dave R
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