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I thought moving to the sticks would be quieter!

 
 
IRFRANK
 
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Reply Mon 9 Sep, 2013 06:10 pm
@Linkat,
Don't know where you live, but most likely tree frogs. They were there when you showed up.
Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 10 Sep, 2013 06:15 am
@IRFRANK,
They weren't as loud last summer we used to have the windows open and just heard the normal cricket noise. This year they have been so loud it keeps you up. Even the kids can't stand them and complain about them.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 9 Oct, 2021 07:10 am
I know this is an old thread, but I thought sticks was only used over here in that context.

I thought you said boondocks.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 9 Oct, 2021 07:48 am
@izzythepush,
I always thought of it as a southern US saying.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 9 Oct, 2021 08:08 am
@edgarblythe,
It's used all the time over here.

I had to look boondocks up the first time I heard it.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Sat 9 Oct, 2021 08:08 am
@izzythepush,
I’ve heard both… but near where I live Sticks is used more often
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 9 Oct, 2021 08:13 am
@Linkat,
I may be wrong but I think you live in New England.

I imagine it would be more anglicised there than the rest of the country.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 9 Oct, 2021 09:10 am
I first heard it in California, where most of the people I knew were refugees from the south. I think it's a widely used term.
Joeblow
 
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Reply Sat 9 Oct, 2021 09:47 am
@edgarblythe,
Both are common here in the great white north, too.
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