Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 12:20:25 -0600 From: Samuel Jones Subject: Re: "Meanwhile, back at the ranch ...," >Is anyone else familiar with the above phrase? > Miz O'Neill, ma'am, YUP! >In my universe, it is fairly popular. MAHN, TOO! 'N HAS BEEN FER YERS 'N YERS. >But I've been trying, to no avail, >to trace its evolution and locate its origin. > AH SUSpect HOLLYWOOD WRITERS, MA'AM. >Can anyone provide me with information >on the earliest citation of the above phrase? > Don' rightly know. Ma'am, eff'n this be THUH "earliest," but Ah 'stinctly 'member this pertikuhler phrase appurring awun the motion picture THEater screen, in mah liddle ole Oklahoma town, adurin' them-there rousin' (now-vintage), 13-week-long, Saturday-mornin', cowboy-shoot-'em-up serials, in which the hero always wore uh white haejuht, 'n rode a white horse, uh palomino, or jes' maybe uhn Appaloosa. Yee HAH!! >Thanks, cowboys and cowgirls. = > Right tole'ble proud tuh be uv hep, ma'am. samjones ____________________________________________________________________________ DR. SAMUEL M. JONES INTERNET: smjones1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Prof. of Music & Latin American Studies TELNET: samjones[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 5434 Humanities Building FAX: 608 + 262-8876 (UW) 455 North Park Street __________________________________________ University of Wisconsin-Madison TELEPHONES: 608 + 263-1900 (UW-Lv. message) Madison, WI 53706-1483 * 608 + 263-1924 * (UW-Office - * VOICE MAIL--Lv message) ____________________________________________________________________________ "Pen-y-Bryn" TELEPHONES: 608 + 233-2150 (Home) 122 Shepard Terrace 608 + 233-4748 (Home) Madison, WI 53705-3614 ____________________________________________________________________________