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Sarcasmo

I'm a big fan of antiquated aphormisms and outdated slang; I'd personally hate to see them brought-up-to-date.

Not familiar with "Happy as Larry" though. Is that akin to "Bob's your uncle?"

JtH

I'm not sure where Larry came from. The uncle Bob expression seems a bit like "Voila" or "Hey Presto"?

Sarcasmo

"Bob's your uncle" I actually know and know the origins of, strangely, despite the fact we don't use the phrase in the US (I mean, unless someone putting on a poor British accent). It's more akin to something "being in the bag" (like a cat?) and/or "all sewn up." Two other phrases that, incidentally, baffle me.

Here's the skinny on Uncle Bob.

Freya Horswell

I was wondering if you could give me a list of expressions that you have been talking about, perferralbly the ones using someones name like "happy as larry" and "bob's ur uncle".
thanx heaps,
Freya

Freya

My name is freya horswell too! YIPEE!

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