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Old 5th November 2006, 21:08
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What does the word "Bundy" mean?

I've encountered the word "Bundy" in the sentence "...our first real “Bundu” stop, shook everyone" from a SAAF Squadron diary. It obviously refers in a negative sence to the experience the unit had at some or other base in Africa. But what more exactly does it imply?

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Old 5th November 2006, 23:01
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Re: What does the word "Bundy" mean?

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Do you mean Bundy or Bundu? You have both in your post. The latter is some word in SA, perhaps Afrikaans or Swahili, that on Google brings up everything from Ridgeback hounds, safariis, to software. So, must not be too negative.
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Old 5th November 2006, 23:11
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Re: What does the word "Bundy" mean?

"Out in the bundu" is still used by ex-military members of the British population. It means out in the middle of nowhere. Maybe from Swahili or possibly an Indian language such as Hindu.
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Re: What does the word "Bundy" mean?

There was a Zimbabwean band some years back, "The Bundhu Boys."

It meant more or less "boys from the bush" from the nickname for the guerillas fighting the white supremacist regime of what was then Rhodesia.
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Re: What does the word "Bundy" mean?

When in Egypt the "bundu" was the desert, but I think it refers to the wilds in Hindi
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Re: What does the word "Bundy" mean?

Excellent replies all of you. It does make sence in the context. Thanks for the help!
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Re: What does the word "Bundy" mean?

In America- it became " Boondocks " , Middle of Nowhere.
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Re: What does the word "Bundy" mean?

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In America- it became " Boondocks " , Middle of Nowhere.
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Which I once read was from the Filipino word ("bundok" IIRC) for "jungle", brought home by US soldiers after the Spanish-American war.

Also check out "Down in the Boondocks" a song by Billy Joe Royal (later covered by Ry Cooder) where the context is living "on the wrong side of the tracks."
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Re: What does the word "Bundy" mean?

Anybody in the British WWII aircraft restoration business will point you at all that 'brass' looking hydraulic pipe work - Bundy Tubing.

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