Over the Hedge by T Lewis and Michael Fry

Over the Hedge

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, over 3 years ago

    Actaully “Kemosabe” (however you spell or prounce it) means “Trusted Friend”.

  2. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 3 years ago

    @Rod Gonzalez

    According to the “Far Side” it’s an Apache expression that refers to the hindquarters of a horse.

  3. unnormal

    unnormal said, over 3 years ago

    @Peabody-Martini

    You cite only the highest sources.
    I appreciate that.

  4. unnormal

    unnormal said, over 3 years ago

    @unnormal

    . . . and whataya mean by “high”?

  5. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    @Peabody-Martini

    Curses, you beat me to it!

  6. Juice- Bruce

    Juice- Bruce said, over 3 years ago

    The look on Verne’s face in panel#3,priceless!

  7. trekman58

    trekman58 said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, Verne is right. It IS ‘interesting’ that RJ even KNOWS those terms!

  8. J B

    J B said, over 3 years ago

    In Spanish it means “who knows”

  9. Rugeirn Drienborough

    Rugeirn Drienborough said, over 3 years ago

    I think whatever the turtle’s reading is more pedantic than reliable.

  10. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, over 3 years ago

    I think they had a problem with Tonto – no one was supposed to know his name, so they just called him “The Lone Ranger”. But what was his faithful Indian companion supposed to do, just call him “Lone” for short?

  11. Ragnar Lothbrock

    Ragnar Lothbrock GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Tonto died when The Lone Ranger found out what Kemosabe really meant.

  12. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, over 3 years ago

    Perhaps the new movie will tell us what it really means.

  13. anotherbozo

    anotherbozo said, over 3 years ago

    All these years, I didn’t know Tonto was speaking Spanish! Or broken Spanish. This strip is f***ng educational!

  14. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 3 years ago

    I’d seen a theory it was from “Quien NO Sabe,” which goes well with the Spanish meaning of “Tonto.”

  15. Chris Maple

    Chris Maple said, over 3 years ago

    A little searching reveals that Verne got it multiply wrong. “Quien sabe” means “Who knows?”, Spanish. “Kemosabe” is close to several native American language phrases, and is best understood as friend or “trusted scout.” Wikipedia says “Kemosabe is an apache mispronunciation of the Spanish Quien sabe ( the one who knows or the wise one) used by Tonto”, however the Tonto character is Potawatomi, not Apache. Well, it’s a muddle, and heck, it’s only a comic and it’s close enough.

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