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« on: April 29, 2007, 04:26:40 pm »


Howdy what does im your huckleberry mean.Does anyone know.
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2007, 04:34:29 pm »

Use your computer to do your own research. Google 'huckleberry'.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2007, 11:39:53 pm »

It means, "I'm the right man for the job". "I'll get er done", etc etc.
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2007, 06:18:12 am »

: Where did this come from what does it mean? It was used in a movie.

From many undocumented guesses, conjectures and speculations!

The phrase is on many top ten lists of favorite quotes from Hollywood films:
"I'll be your huckleberry": Doc Holliday to Wyatt Earp in Tombstone. It was the WAY he said it. Great flick!!!

Anyway,
The phrase has ties to Arthurian lore. A Knight, coming to the service of a damsel would lower his lance and receive a huckleberry garland from the lady ( or kingdom) he would be defending. Therefore, "I am your huckleberry" may well have been spoken to the Earps and the statement's meaning may be "I am your champion".



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This explanation sounds about as good as any other.  So there you go Micah,  now you have 2 possible meanings.  Safe shooting.  Deadeye.
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2007, 08:28:14 am »

On Texas Jacks website, on the page where they sell the "I'm Your Huckleberry" bumperstickers, it says:

"I'll be your Huckleberry" was used most recently in the movie Tombstone. Doc Holiday told Johnny Ringo, I'm your Huckleberry", meaning he would play his game, whatever it was. It all started with Tom Sawyer who had a friend named Huckleberry Finn. Huck was Tom's buddy and would do anything for, or with him; from life threatening to fun. Let everyone know you are a sporting person."
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2007, 01:34:39 pm »

One more time...


What it means is easy enough. To be one’s huckleberry — usually as the phrase I’m your huckleberry — is to be just the right person for a given job, or a willing executor of some commission. Where it comes from needs a bit more explaining.

First a bit of botanical history. When European settlers arrived in the New World, they found several plants that provided small, dark-coloured sweet berries. They reminded them of the English bilberry and similar fruits and they gave them one of the dialect terms they knew for them, hurtleberry, whose origin is unknown (though some say it has something to do with hurt, from the bruised colour of the berries; a related British dialect form is whortleberry). Very early on — at the latest 1670 — this was corrupted to huckleberry.

As huckleberries are small, dark and rather insignificant, in the early part of the nineteenth century the word became a synonym for something humble or minor, or a tiny amount. An example from 1832: “He was within a huckleberry of being smothered to death”. Later on it came to mean somebody inconsequential. Mark Twain borrowed some aspects of these ideas to name his famous character, Huckleberry Finn. His idea, as he told an interviewer in 1895, was to establish that he was a boy “of lower extraction or degree” than Tom Sawyer.

Also around the 1830s, we see the same idea of something small being elaborated and bombasted in the way so typical of the period to make the comparison a huckleberry to a persimmon, the persimmon being so much larger that it immediately establishes the image of something tiny against something substantial. There’s also a huckleberry over one’s persimmon, something just a little bit beyond one’s reach or abilities; an example is in David Crockett: His Life and Adventures by John S C Abbott, of 1874: “This was a hard business on me, for I could just barely write my own name. But to do this, and write the warrants too, was at least a huckleberry over my persimmon”.

Quite how I’m your huckleberry came out of all that with the sense of the man for the job isn’t obvious. It seems that the word came to be given as a mark of affection or comradeship to one’s partner or sidekick. There is often an identification of oneself as a willing helper or assistant about it, as here in True to Himself, by Edward Stratemeyer, dated 1900: “ ‘I will pay you for whatever you do for me.’ ‘Then I’m your huckleberry. Who are you and what do you want to know?’ ”. Despite the obvious associations, it doesn’t seem to derive directly from Mark Twain’s books.

http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-huc1.htm
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2007, 01:45:27 pm »

Now that Micah has at least 3 explanations,  I am sure he is thorougly confused and may plan on doing his own research from now on!!   Grin
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2007, 04:35:21 pm »

I thought it was from the TV series 'The X-Files' were Fox Mulder told the greyish captain of an alien ship,,,'Im 'A' Huckleberry in an effort to pass himself off as plant life and avoid abduction.

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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2007, 10:18:50 pm »

It means you are Augie Doggie's dad. Dat's my boy ova dere
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2007, 09:36:34 am »

It means you are Augie Doggie's dad. Dat's my boy ova dere

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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2007, 11:49:27 am »

My idee was that he actually meant HACKLE-BEARER, though "Southern-drawled" out by Doc.
A hackle is a handle on the side of an 1800's coffin for a means to carry it.
A bearer is the guy who carries it (a pallbearer today).

So Doc was meanin' to kill Ringo & carry him to his grave.

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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2007, 09:35:50 pm »

The Twain tie-in wouldn't work for "Tombstone" anyway. "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was published in 1885 - four years after the events of the film.
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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2007, 09:42:54 pm »

Why wouldn't it, the Cartwrights carried 1892 Winchesters in pre-Civil War Nevada? Grin
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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2007, 10:17:45 pm »

Don't mess with Hoss.  Carry on.


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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2007, 10:28:11 pm »

But what I want to know is why Little Joe didn't wear a vest?  That is the big mystery no one can answer. Grin 

BTW did you know Hosse's brother flew Corsairs with Pappy Boyington?  Yep he's there evertime they take off on my TV on reruns. Grin
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« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2007, 05:12:34 am »

But what I want to know is why Little Joe didn't wear a vest?  That is the big mystery no one can answer. Grin 

They couldn't find one that fit?
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« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2007, 09:43:33 am »

I thought maybe it was a symbol of manhood in the family and he hadn't earned it yet. Grin
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« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2007, 02:30:17 pm »

Howdy what was the name of the show hosses brother was in.
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« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2007, 02:45:33 pm »

Always thought it burnt up when he set the map afire.
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« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2007, 02:48:57 pm »

Maw Dirk Blocker shot it up in "Black Sheep Squadron." Roll Eyes
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« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2007, 07:08:02 pm »

Howdy i think i know why Michael Landon never wore a vest. its because he does not like vests. i have seen him in little house on the prarie i have seen him on rifleman
and highway to heaven  and bonanza and others. and i have never seen him wear vest.
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« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2007, 07:24:11 pm »

Maybe, but what we really need to know is what a US Marshall who in Kansas would have been a officer of the Federal Court in Topeka and would have stayed around there and his office was doing out in Dodge City sticking his nose in everything that was not a US Marshall's bussiness? Huh Roll Eyes  All his job was to make sure Federal taxes were paid and most of that involed illeagal liquor.  The only place they had any right to enforce other laws was the Indian Territory.

Besides that how did the Cartwright get so much land?  They were not allowed to claim over 160 acres under the Pre-emption Act and they had to pay $1.50 an acre for it, if they all 4 would have made such a claim the house would have hat to sit on the corners to be leagal and that would still only be a section, 640 acres.  The homestead act would have allowed another 160 apiece but would not come for several more years.  a Timber Claim of 160 aces for planting 40 acres of trees was not valid in that region because they had trees.  so I think they "owned all that land illeagally" and kept it with all their guns and hired hands. Grin

Of course Little Joe became the black sheep of the family and became a nester on Little House, bet his dad the big cattleman disowned him. Grin
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« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2007, 07:30:45 pm »

ya gotta remember Del,  Ben was married 4 times, each of the boys had different mothers, so through the years  add 4 more allotments
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« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2007, 07:36:06 pm »

Bonanza
We chased lady luck, 'til we finally struck Bonanza.
With a gun and a rope and a hat full of hope, planted a family tree.  We got hold of a pot of gold, Bonanza.
With a horse and a saddle, and a range full of cattle, how rich can a fellow be?

On this land we put our brand, Cartwright is the name, fortune smiled, the day we filed the Ponderosa claim.
Here in the West, we're livin' the best, Bonanza, if anyone fights any one of us, he's go a fight with me, Bonanza.

Hoss and Joe and Adam know every rock and pine, no one works, fights, or eats, like those boys of mine.  Here we stand in the middle of a grand Bonanza.
With a gun and a rope and a hatful of hope, we planted our family tree, we got hold of a potful of gold, Bonanza.

With a houseful of friends where the rainbow ends, how rich can a fellow be?
On this land we put our brand, Cartwright is the name, fortune smiled, the day we filed the Ponderosa claim.  Here in the west we're livin' the best Bonanza.

With the friendliest, fightingist, loving band, that ever set foot in the promised land, and we're happier than them all.
That's why we call it Bonanza...Bonanza...Bonanza...
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« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2007, 07:48:02 pm »

ya gotta remember Del,  Ben was married 4 times, each of the boys had different mothers, so through the years  add 4 more allotments


Yeah but they were all dead and gone before he moved to Nevada. Roll Eyes

Bonanza
We chased lady luck, 'til we finally struck Bonanza.
With a gun and a rope and a hat full of hope, planted a family tree.  We got hold of a pot of gold, Bonanza.
With a horse and a saddle, and a range full of cattle, how rich can a fellow be?

On this land we put our brand, Cartwright is the name, fortune smiled, the day we filed the Ponderosa claim.
Here in the West, we're livin' the best, Bonanza, if anyone fights any one of us, he's go a fight with me, Bonanza.

Hoss and Joe and Adam know every rock and pine, no one works, fights, or eats, like those boys of mine.  Here we stand in the middle of a grand Bonanza.
With a gun and a rope and a hatful of hope, we planted our family tree, we got hold of a potful of gold, Bonanza.

With a houseful of friends where the rainbow ends, how rich can a fellow be?
On this land we put our brand, Cartwright is the name, fortune smiled, the day we filed the Ponderosa claim.  Here in the west we're livin' the best Bonanza.

With the friendliest, fightingist, loving band, that ever set foot in the promised land, and we're happier than them all.
That's why we call it Bonanza...Bonanza...Bonanza...


I have that version from the pilot show on a CD at work. Grin

Also note claim in the song is in the singular form, if all 4 would have filed Pre-Emption Claims it would have had to be in the plural. Grin
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