Posted by ESC on March 19, 2004
In Reply to: RR quiz posted by Bruce Kahl on March 19, 2004
: : : : : : : Hi there,
: : : : : : : Where did "Whoa Nellie" come from and does it mean anything other than the obvious...i.e. slow down or stop to a horse named Nellie?
: : : : : : : Thanks in advance.
: : : : : : I'd say the meaning is straightforward.
: : : : : I don't know if this is a connection. On the Roy Rogers' show there was a jeep named "Nellie Bell." Does anyone remember that? I googled and found one instance of someone saying "Whoa, Nellie Bell!"
: : : : That explains where my Uncle Ted got the name for his Jeep.
: : : Without googling:
: : : Name of Roy's horse.
: : : Roy's dog?
: : : Dale's horse?
: : : The comical sidekick?
: : : Besides ranching what was Roy's other business?
: : Geez. Trigger, horse. Bullet, dog. Dale's horse, Buttermilk. Comic sidekick -- Gabby? Other business, I don't know.
: : Now I'm going to google and see. I was more into Sky King.
: Pat Brady drove Nelliebelle and the business they had was a restarurant/diner.
: Sky King's niece was Penny?
: The nephew?
I must confess -- I don't know.