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Old 06-30-2003, 12:54 AM
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Western movie cliche question

What is a kaiyuse (sp?) And are all of them ornery?
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Old 06-30-2003, 01:02 AM
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I think it's cayuse. And it's a horse with a bad attitude.
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Old 06-30-2003, 01:17 AM
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I only know cayuse from Cole Porter's Don't Fence Me In and his cayuse sounds like a nice ride. IIRC it's an indian pony named after the tribe of the same name.

"Just turn me loose, let me straddle my old saddle
Underneath the western skies.
On my Cayuse, let me wander over yonder
Till I see the mountains rise."
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Old 06-30-2003, 07:20 AM
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I think don't ask is correct. I believe there was a tribe of Indians called the Cayuse and they were well known for their horse breeding.
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Old 06-30-2003, 01:40 PM
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Thanks, pardners. I'm much obliged.
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Old 06-30-2003, 02:08 PM
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I thought this was going to be a thread about gunslingers, prostitutes with hearts of gold, old prospetors, gamblers, tinhorns, and lone cowboys singing on the range.

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Old 06-30-2003, 02:15 PM
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Or how did the good guys keep their white hats white in all the dust and a real lack of dry cleaners?
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Old 06-30-2003, 02:29 PM
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Or how you can have a shootout with forty guns a-blazing and very little blood?
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Old 06-30-2003, 05:25 PM
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The online version of the American Heritage Dictionary defines cayuse (note the lower case "c") as "A horse, especially an Indian pony."

It also offers this "Regional Note"
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The noun cayuse comes from the name of the Cayuse people in the Pacific Northwest. Cayuse is used chiefly in the territory of the word's origin—the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho—although its use has also spread into other Western states.

[Italics in the original]
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Old 06-30-2003, 05:36 PM
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Ivylass, the Colt .45 is a notoriously inaccurate weapon.

(Ducks and runs hastily from the room.)
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Old 06-30-2003, 06:12 PM
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Or how you can have a shootout with forty guns a-blazing and very little blood?
This is actually pretty accurate historically. Most shootouts in the old west took place at just over arm's length, typically across tables or in bars or whorehouses, and most shots missed for two reasons: 1) it's incredibly hard to shoot accurately when someone is shooting back at you and 2) most of the time, both participants were drunk.
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