Posted by ESC on October 02, 2005
In Reply to: Yes sir e Bob posted by James Briggs on October 02, 2005
: : "Yes sir e Bob". What is the meaning of this?
: It's 'yes, siree, Bob'
: Bob could be anyone. 'Yes siree', is a colloquial way of saying 'yes, I will/agree/accept etc, etc.'
: The 'siree' is a modification of 'sir'.
I don't know the origin. But the way I've heard it (in West Virginia) is: "Yes siree bobtail." And it means "Yes. Absolutely."