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Mar 12, 2012
Gurley, Al
Tonto in Spanish means "fool".
You got me thinking Tex so I googled "Tonto"

Tonto's name is not Spanish. It's supposed to be a Potawatomi name, though in reality it was just picked because someone liked the sound. This from Wikipedia:

The radio series identified Tonto as a chief's son in the Potawatomi nation. His name translates as wild one in his own language. For the most part, the Potawatomi did not live in the Southwestern states, and their cultural costume is different from that worn by Tonto. The choice to make Tonto a Potawatomi seems to come from station owner George Trendle's youth in Michigan. This is the traditional territory of the Potawatomi, and many local institutions use Potawatomi names. Tonto's name, according to an NPR news story on the Lone Ranger, was inspired by the name of Tonto Basin, Arizona.

AS for Kemosabe.

Ke-mo sah-bee (/ˌkiːmoʊˈsɑːbiː/; often spelled kemo sabe, kemosabe or kimosabe) is the term used by the fictional Native American sidekick Tonto as the "Native American" name for the Lone Ranger in the American television and radio programs The Lone Ranger. It has become a common catchphrase.

Ultimately derived from gimoozaabi, an Ojibwe and Potawatomi word that may mean "he/she looks out in secret",[1] it has been occasionally translated as "trusty scout" (the first Lone Ranger TV episode, 1941) or "faithful friend".[2]

Tu quoque or fungible? Or both? :)
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