Posted by Smokey Stover on October 02, 2005
In Reply to: Yes sir e Bob posted by ESC on October 02, 2005
: : : "Yes sir e Bob". What is the meaning of this?
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: : 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."
There's also "Nosirree," without a Bob, which like Yessirree has the accent on "-ee." SS