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Old 08-10-2006   #11
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Best post in weeks! Here are a couple of links that explain it all. With some definitions that don't quite fit.

"This article refers to the kayaking term. Boofing may also be a slang word for sexual intercourse, particurally anal sex.
In whitewater kayaking, boofing refers to the raising of a kayaker's knees, while applying the final paddle stroke, when approaching a waterfall at speed. This technique is used to avoid submerging the kayak by ensuring it lands flat when it hits the base of the waterfall. The term is believed to be an onomatopoeia derived from the sound that is sometimes created when executing the maneuver.

Boof can mean a variety of things, from a hard hit, to the word you yell when an opponentÂ’s team is taking foul-shots. This word has been further banned from being used because it's thought to be an "inappropriate" word.

The term boof or boofhead can also be used in a derogatory manner directed towards people that one finds annoying.

To boof is also to partake of Crystal Meth.

Boof is also a slang term for affectionately hitting someone over the head, such hitting is often derived from the Blackadder II show, where Lord Flashheart would kick his associates and shout "Woof!".

To boof is also to flatulate. The term is an onomatopoeia derived from the sound that is often created when one passes gas."

OMFG! Anal Sex! I'm quitting kayaking if thats involved.

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Old 08-10-2006   #12
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In grade school whenever somebody would brown out everyone yelled "boof!" and put there thumb to their forehead, fingers out and skyward. You didn't want to be the last one to do so. I'm not sure why. I suppose then you got blamed, despite the fact that this is a ridiculous concept; clearly the dealer of the gas would have a headstart and probably be first.

I still think of that and smile every time the word is mentioned when I'm partaking in my favorite leisure time activity of adulthood...


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Old 08-10-2006   #13
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re: boof...

more info on Boof technique w/ pics & description for those interested...

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I remember Brett over at saying he's always getting solicitations from gay porn sites wanting to buy his URL.
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Old 08-11-2006   #15
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I too have been bothered by the word "boof" but not for the same reasons. As BSOE and others noted, it has another meaning with regard to anal sex. I think it started as b_tt f_ck. This got shortened to Bu Fu, (prononced boo-foo), then evolved to boof. When I started kayaking, and I heard the term, it always got my attention and it can make for a great double entendre, such as:

"If you swim that rapid, watch out for Bruce behind you, he might just boof you."


Kayaker 1 - "Look how well Bruce's new gear matches his boat."
Kayaker 2 - "Yeah, but I doubt if it's improved his boof stroke."

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