Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan

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  1. Katman

    Katman said, 3 months ago

    “Gung Ho”? When did this nonsense turn Japanese? SayonaraAGowa!!

  2. Old Comic Strip Lover

    Old Comic Strip Lover GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    And the trouble begins…..

  3. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Will the kid be happy to see her; so we can wrap this up…or will he be a pain; so we can have some mother-son drama?

  4. SKJAM!

    SKJAM! GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    “Gung ho” is from a Chinese dialect, not Japanese, despite that one movie where the Americans have to work in a Japanese company’s car factory. It came into the American slang vocabulary during World War Two, when the mainland Chinese became our allies.

  5. Polsixe

    Polsixe said, 3 months ago

    Tarzan, those have to be pre-teen, teenagers, such displays are a little, well, odd to say the least.
    Surely you guys must recall the old WW2 movie,
    ‘Gung Ho!’: The Story of Carlson’s Makin Island Raiders (1943) …. The action in this movie takes place in the Makin Group of Islands. The Butaritari Atoll. That was a Randolph Scott “true” story.

  6. Buddy McBuddy

    Buddy McBuddy said, 3 months ago

    Every kid love Tarzan long time! Gung Ho indeed!!!

  7. Katman

    Katman said, 3 months ago

    @SKJAM!

    There is an old, black & white, WW2 movie with Randolph Scott and Robert Mitchum titled “Gung Ho” about Carlson’s Raiders fighting in the Pacific Theatre. They said that “Gung Ho” meant working together and I assumed that it was a Japanese saying. :)> BanzaiAGowa!!

  8. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    The longer this goes on, the more attractive hari-kiri looks. BanzaiAGowa!!!

  9. Old Comic Strip Lover

    Old Comic Strip Lover GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    (In an Ed McMahon type voice.) And heeeeeeeerrrrrrrreeeeeee’sssssss MOMMY!!!

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 3 months ago

    Gung ho /ˈɡʌŋˈhoʊ/ is a term in American English used to mean “enthusiastic” or “dedicated”.
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    Gung ho is an anglicised pronunciation of “gōng hé” (工合), which is also sometimes anglicised as “kung ho”. “Gōng hé” is a shortened version and slogan of the “gōngyè hézuòshè” (工業合作社) or Chinese Industrial Cooperatives, which was abbreviated as INDUSCO in English.
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    The two Chinese characters “gōng” and “hé” are translatable individually as “work” and “together”.
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    The linguist Albert Moe studied both the origin and the usage in English. He concludes that the term is an “Americanism that is derived from the Chinese, but its several accepted American meanings have no resemblance whatsoever to the recognized meaning in the original language” and that its “various linguistic uses, as they have developed in the United States, have been peculiar to American speech.” In Chinese, concludes Moe, “this is neither a slogan nor a battle cry; it is only a name for an organization.”1
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    The term was picked up by United States Marine Corps Major Evans Carlson from his New Zealand friend, Rewi Alley, one of the founders of the Chinese Industrial Cooperatives. Carlson explained in a 1943 interview: “I was trying to build up the same sort of working spirit I had seen in China where all the soldiers dedicated themselves to one idea and worked together to put that idea over. I told the boys about it again and again. I told them of the motto of the Chinese Cooperatives, Gung Ho. It means Work Together-Work in Harmony….”2
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    Later Carlson used gung ho during his (unconventional) command of the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion. From there, it spread throughout the U.S. Marine Corps (hence the association between the two), where it was used as an expression of spirit and into American society as a whole when the phrase became the title of a 1943 war film, Gung Ho!, about the 2nd Raider Battalion’s raid on Makin Island in 1942. The term went viral after that.

  11. Katman

    Katman said, 3 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Like I said……. :)> BanzaiAGowa!!

  12. Eugeno

    Eugeno GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    … appears to be an attractive lad – with a tell-tale curl on the side of his forehead …?

  13. Locksley1

    Locksley1 said, 3 months ago

    Son?
    whothehellareyouagowa

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