In Reply to: Bet your sweet Bippy posted by Susan Downing on February 21, 2009 at 07:24:
: "Bet your sweet Bippy" comes from the childrens books written by my grandmother Elizabeth Downing Barnitz in the 1940's "Bippy" and "Bippy Rides Again". A Bippy is an elf.
Do you know this? I mean, obviously you know who "Bippy" was in your grandmother's books, but do you know that Rowan and Martin were referring to that character, rather than just coincidentally making up the same word? It seems unlikely, the more so as the "Bippy" books doen't seem to have had a wide circulation (Amazon has one copy, and ABEBooks finds no copies at all world-wide)and it would have been an extremely obscure reference for them to make. (VSD)