Bob's Your Uncle: Antedating and History

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Tue Aug 26 12:35:06 UTC 2014

Of course your contribution was not a waste. I agree with you, for example, in doubting the proposed origin involving Robert Cecil.
From: American Dialect Society ... on behalf of Baker, John ...
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 8:10 AM
Subject: Re: [ADS-L] Bob's Your Uncle:  Antedating and History

Thanks.  I don't know why my search didn't find these posts.  However, I was able to confirm the 1924 dating and add quite a bit to the history from 1924 to 1937, so I think my contribution was not the waste I feared.

John Baker

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