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  •  Whoa, Nelly! (1+ / 0-)
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    Very nice.

    And because of this diary, had to look up the expression "Whoa, Nelly" and found this fascinating site  - Origins of Famous Horse Phrases

    Lots of fun stuff to read there with even a mention of a famous person whose birthday is today - Shakespeare!

    Dinner was leftover grilled sirloin steak from yesterday topped with Southwest Chili Sauce and served with baked frozen French Fries.
    And dessert is - ::drum roll from slksfca::
    Strawberry Jell-O with sliced bananas and cool whip!

    •  Just found more about "Whoa, Nellie" (2+ / 0-)
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      Ojibwa, RiveroftheWest

      Seems no one really knows where it began but here are some possibilities:

      Theory 1: "Whoa, Nellie" was a cry given by Gene Autry's sidekick Frog Milhouse (Smiley Burnette) as he tried to stay aboard his white horse Ring-eyed Nellie.

      Theory 2: "Whoa, Nelly" is also a cry given by Roy Roger's sidekick Pat Brady when driving the jeep, named the Nelly Belle for the 1950s TV program. (This theory dates later than Autry, so this would be an example of the phrase persisting in popular culture, but it did not originate here.)

      Theory 3: Canadian Nelly Furtado's debut album Whoa, Nelly, released in 2000. (Ha! Just kidding!)

      Story behind Whoa, Nellie!

      Smiling horse

      All we need is LOVE!

      by arizonablue on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 02:46:39 PM PDT

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