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Re: "Bob's my Uncle"

At 11:15 AM 17/01/02 +0000, Niven wrote a reply which was inadvertantly
"cut short" by that @%$&&!!! machine that processes the list's e-mail
messages (I think). Either that, or he was removed from the list halfway
through writing his message (that was a joke).

Please re-post Niven!

I'd like to know if Bob's your Uncle or not.


Ian Newman
Perth, Western Australia

------------------------- Niven's message ----------------------------
>At 01:02 17/01/02 +0800, you wrote:
>>At 10:11 AM 16/01/02 -0500, Sally Spangler wrote <snipped>:
>> >Hello Charlotte and Y'all, I have read English novels - particularly of
>> >the generation previous to me. (1920s or so). "Bob's your Uncle" or some
>> >variation of that meant by connotaton, quickly, without thinking, or at
>> >least, my connotation of it.
>>My view, being born in UK, is that the phrase can mean either:
>>"there we are",
>>"and that's that",
>>or to use an Aussie terminology; "She'll be right".

[ Excess quotations omitted. ]

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