"Bob's your uncle" maybe antedated to 1924?

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Tue Aug 6 13:37:47 UTC 2013

Previously on this list, "Bob's your uncle" was noted in a 1932 book reprinting publications from Glasgow, Scotland.

Later, some possible (snippet) newspaper mentions from 1928 and 1929 were noted.

At British Newspaper Archive seven (unconfirmed) snippets mention an entertainment, a revue, "BOB'S YOUR UNCLE." All of these are (presented as) from the Evening Telegraph, perhaps interestingly, also in (Angus) Scotland.

Stephen Goranson

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