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Whoa Nellie

Posted by Henry on March 18, 2004

In Reply to: Whoa Nellie posted by EMRYS on March 18, 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.