going tonto

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Mon May 20 15:12:38 UTC 2002

In a message dated 5/20/2002 5:26:16 AM, slang at BLUEYONDER.CO.UK writes:

<< 1. The Lone Ranger was available on UK television, albeit a medium far less

widely watched than in the US in the 1950s. 'He' is indeed an unexceptional

cultural entity here. (After all, there wasn't the slightest hesitation - in

all classes - in appreciating the pun behind 'Sloane Ranger'.) >>

The biggest problem with this is that Tonto the character was just not in the
slightest tonto--he was totally controlled and quiet. It seems way to much of
a reach from an old-fashioned noble redskin to the weirdness of Prince
Charles's sexual habits.

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