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Title: Why "Blondie" in GBU?
Post by: DJIMBO on October 06, 2005, 04:30:39 PM
hi again guys, just read on wikipedia that the reason why Tuco calls Clint 'Blondie' in GBU is because it is a Mexican nickname for a White American, something that i dont even think Frayling picks up on. This would serve to answer my long-held confusion regarding this, and also Angel-Eyes' order to his minions: "I want that blonde alive", he was couching it in those terms.
Title: Re: Why "Blondie" in GBU?
Post by: iceman on October 07, 2005, 03:04:56 PM
hi again guys, just read on wikipedia that the reason why Tuco calls Clint 'Blondie' in GBU is because it is a Mexican nickname for a White American, something that i dont even think Frayling picks up on. This would serve to answer my long-held confusion regarding this, and also Angel-Eyes' order to his minions: "I want that blonde alive", he was couching it in those terms.

Wonder why Millard calls him "Whitey" in the book. Is he just using another pseudonym (crikey dont no if thats spellt rite..LOL) for Blondie ??? ??? ??? ???

ICE
Title: Re: Why "Blondie" in GBU?
Post by: iceman on October 13, 2005, 04:54:20 PM
hi again guys, just read on wikipedia that the reason why Tuco calls Clint 'Blondie' in GBU is because it is a Mexican nickname for a White American, something that i dont even think Frayling picks up on. This would serve to answer my long-held confusion regarding this, and also Angel-Eyes' order to his minions: "I want that blonde alive", he was couching it in those terms.

He also says "a golden haired angel watches over him"


ICE
Title: Re: Why "Blondie" in GBU?
Post by: Harmonica on November 06, 2005, 01:01:22 PM
(http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/7994/ndvd0197me.png)

Blonde or Brown?   
Title: Re: Why "Blondie" in GBU?
Post by: Beebs on November 06, 2005, 04:59:48 PM
light brown
Title: Re: Why "Blondie" in GBU?
Post by: iceman on November 08, 2005, 01:03:44 PM
light brown

sort of Mousey I'de say ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

ICE
Title: Re: Why "Blondie" in GBU?
Post by: Beebs on November 08, 2005, 03:49:49 PM
I have to say, that's some pretty cool hair
Title: Re: Why "Blondie" in GBU?
Post by: Tim on November 08, 2005, 09:22:51 PM
  That hair is especially cool when you consider that Blondie has been out in the desert, if only for a little while.  It's just so perfectly maintained.

  I give Blondie credit for keeping his hair so nice and trim when he's got a killer on his tracks. 
Title: Re: Why "Blondie" in GBU?
Post by: boardwalk_angel on November 09, 2005, 03:02:51 PM
Actually...his hair is more of a sand color. Shoulda called him "Sandy".  ::)
Title: Re: Why "Blondie" in GBU?
Post by: iceman on November 09, 2005, 04:06:04 PM
Actually...his hair is more of a sand color. Shoulda called him "Sandy".  ::)


Nah!!.."i want that sandy alive" doesn't have the same ring about it, neither does..." Hey Sandy....you know what you are...just a dirty son of ahahahaha!"...........know what I mean ;) ;) ;) ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

ICE
Title: Re: Why "Blondie" in GBU?
Post by: Beebs on November 09, 2005, 05:22:00 PM
Ya, no ring. Actually, Van Cleef might say "I want that Sand alive" as he says Blonde not Blondie
Title: Re: Why "Blondie" in GBU?
Post by: HEX on November 09, 2005, 06:22:42 PM
"I want that Sand alive"


lol that would be a terrific line. ;D
Title: Re: Why "Blondie" in GBU?
Post by: The Man With A Hand Brace on November 12, 2005, 03:59:02 PM

I think he's called Blondie not because he's actually blonde, but because he has lighter hair and skin that many of the other characters he comes across.

It could be just some sort of a joke, or another name for a white person, or just a silly nickname.

Maybe Leone thought that Eastwood was blonde?

Who knows?

Title: Re: Why "Blondie" in GBU?
Post by: Tuco the ugly on October 12, 2007, 08:05:33 AM
Another thing I never understood, this whole Blondie thing.

But I would agree with this:
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I think he's called Blondie not because he's actually blonde, but because he has lighter hair and skin that many of the other characters he comes across.

It could be just some sort of a joke, or another name for a white person, or just a silly nickname.
Title: Re: Why "Blondie" in GBU?
Post by: Jill on October 12, 2007, 11:10:01 AM
Sandy means in the Hungarian slang "gay". In English too?
Title: Re: Why "Blondie" in GBU?
Post by: shades on October 12, 2007, 11:25:56 AM
Sandy means in the Hungarian slang "gay". In English too?

If I saw it written down I wouldn't make the association.

If someone said "I'm Sandy" in a high pitched voice - a bit like Kenneth Williams (Julian & Sandy) in Round The Horne - probably.

There again if someone said "I'm Blondie" in a high pitched voice  :-X


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_and_Sandy
Title: Re: Why "Blondie" in GBU?
Post by: Tuco the ugly on October 12, 2007, 12:27:36 PM
Sandy means in the Hungarian slang "gay". In English too?
Not really.  :D