[Ads-l] Possible "Bob's Your Uncle" antedating

MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM AMRDEC (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Mon Mar 6 11:43:42 EST 2017


Stephen Goranson pushed this back to 1924 (below).  

I don't have a British Newspaper Archive subscription, but the search results from there show a possible example in 1923 from "The Stage".  It may be a song title.




Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU 
Tue Aug 6 13:37:47 UTC 2013
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Previously on this list, "Bob's your uncle" was noted in a 1932 book reprinting publications from Glasgow, Scotland.
http://listserv.linguistlist.org/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0910E&L=ADS-L&P=R1116&I=-3&d=No+Match%3BMatch%3BMatches

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.
http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/search/results/1914-01-01/1924-12-31?basicsearch=%22bob%27s%20your%20uncle%22&phrasesearch=bob%27s%20your%20uncle&sortorder=score

Stephen Goranson
http://people.duke.edu/~goranson/

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