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Post by suelyn » Sun, 21 May 2006 6:01 pm

Hello anybody out there know where are the best places to learn horse riding out here or in Malaysia? Interested companions welcome too :)

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 22 May 2006 6:16 am

You could try the Saddle Club on Eng Neo off Bukit Timah or the Rider's Lodge in Malaysia.

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Post by Bonbon » Mon, 22 May 2006 12:01 pm

Riders lodge in JB darling! http://www.riderslodge.com.my/

I would love to go back again, they do weekend package , lovely place to stay, with lovely food

let me know if you are keen, and we can get together, share a cab to go!

Cheers

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Post by Baron Greenback » Mon, 22 May 2006 1:00 pm

We live in the 21st century in Singapore - you don't even need a horse! Just get an osim horse thing - Hi Ho Silver , Awwwaay!


Naaaah - go for the saddle club :)

On a side note; going back to the Lone Ranger - I heard a rumour that 'Kimo Sabe' means 'soggy bush' in navaho. Anyone else hear that? Or am I talking bull plop again :?
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 22 May 2006 3:45 pm

For Baron (from some website, I don't know which one):

What is the meaning of this expression that became such a memorable part of the Lone Ranger series?

Fran Striker, who wrote the scripts, was also the person who answered the fan letters to the Lone Ranger. He always started his replies with... "Ta-i ke-mo sah-bee" ("Greetings trusty scout").

There have been numerous other suggestions regarding the meaning of this term:

Dr. Goddard, of the Smithsonian Institution, was reported as believing that Kemo Sabe was from the Tewa dialect. He supported his contention by calling on the "Ethnogeography of the Tewa Indians" which appeared in the 29th Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology (1916). It seems that in Tewa, "Apache" equates to Sabe and "friend" to Kema.

Jim Jewell, who directed "The Lone Ranger" until 1938 said he'd lifted the term from the name of a boys' camp at Mullet Lake just south of Mackinac, Michigan called Kamp Kee-Mo Sah-Bee. The camp had been established in 1911 by Jewell's father-in-law, Charles Yeager, and operated until about 1940. Translation of kee-mo sah-bee, according to Jewell was "trusty scout."

A scholar from the University of California at Berkley thought that Kemo Sabe came from the Yavapai, a dialect spoken in Arizona and meant "one who is white," since the Ranger always wore a white shirt and trousers in the earliest publicity photos. The Yavapai term is "kinmasaba" or "kinmasabeh"


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According to Rob Malouf, a grad student in linguistics at Stanford, there's another possibility: "According to John Nichols' Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe, the Ojibwe word `giimoozaabi' means `to peek' (it could also mean `he peeks' or `he who peeks'). Rob continued: "There are several words with the same prefix ["giimooj," secretly] meaning things like `to sneak up on someone'.... It is quite plausible that `giimoozaabi' means something like `scout'.... `Giimoozaabi' is pronounced pretty much the same as `kemosabe' and would have been spelled `Kee Moh Sah Bee' at the turn of the century."
In his book of humour and observation, noted columnist James Smart observes that the New York Public Library defines "Kemo Sabe" as Soggy Shrub. His entertaining collection is appropriately titled "Soggy Shrub Rides Again and other improbabilities."

An interesting side light comes from the son of Fran Striker, "It is usually assumed that Kemo Sabe is how the Ranger refers to Tonto. However, in many of the early radio broadcasts, the Ranger calls Tonto "Kemo Sabe" AND Tonto also calls the Ranger "Kemo Sabe."

Another suggestion has been that Tonto, (whose name means "stupid" according to some interpretations) responded by calling the Lone Ranger "qui no sabe" which roughly translates from Spanish as "he who knows nothing" or "clueless."

One of Gary Larson's Far Side cartoons shows the Lone Ranger looking in an Indian dictionary and discovering that kemosabe is "an Apache expression for a horse's rear end."

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Post by Baron Greenback » Mon, 22 May 2006 3:49 pm

Wow :o thanks MHB! You have been doing your homework haven't you? :D please go to the top of the class :wink:
columnist James Smart observes that the New York Public Library defines "Kemo Sabe" as Soggy Shrub


I knew I had heard it somewhere, glad I am not going totally insane :)
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 22 May 2006 4:15 pm

Baron Greenback wrote: glad I am not going totally insane :)
Oh, I never said that...

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Post by suelyn » Mon, 22 May 2006 11:25 pm

Jacelyn! I didn't know you ride?!

Think I'll try the real thing :)

By the way I have not tried horse riding at all, so I'll be learning from scratch - is rider's lodge still the way to go?

Bukit saddle club works but it does seem a lot pricier...

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Post by madwolfie » Tue, 23 May 2006 1:28 am

suelyn wrote:Jacelyn! I didn't know you ride?!

Think I'll try the real thing :)

By the way I have not tried horse riding at all, so I'll be learning from scratch - is rider's lodge still the way to go?

Bukit saddle club works but it does seem a lot pricier...
Who on earth is Jecelyn??? :?

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Post by suelyn » Tue, 23 May 2006 8:01 am

Jacelyn - the spokesperson on the goofy i-gallop exercise machine ad...always cracks me up :D

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Post by madwolfie » Tue, 23 May 2006 9:46 am

Oh... that Jacelyn and Ix... its so ... corny, the whole ad... makes me wonder - they really act? :roll:

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