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Without Googling...

Posted by Bruce Kahl on March 19, 2004

In Reply to: Whoa Nellie posted by Brian from Shawnee 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?