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From Nushu to Polari, explore the history of some of the world's secret languages.

From Nushu to Polari, explore the history of some of the world's secret languages.

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Hosted byHelen Zaltzman, Hark Contributor

Curated byJorge Patino, Hark Editor

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Boontling, Northern California’s Secret Language

Apple-head, boo and briney, or in English, girlfriend, potato and ocean. This is Boontling, a coded language developed by the residents of Boonville, California, during the late 1800s, where words, more than concepts, represent stories.
Boontling, Northern California’s Secret Language

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