Posted by Bruce Kahl on October 11, 2000
In Reply to: Bob's Your Uncle, Fanny's your Aunt posted by Paul on October 11, 2000
: In the phrase: Bob's Your Uncle, Fanny's your Aunt where does the Fanny's your Aunt come from?
: Also what is the origin of the term scranny. It was often used to describe a girl when I was at school?
: i.e. a nice bit of scranny..... someone has told me that it could be a old english word for a tasty morsel
: of food... Any other info?
Scran"ny) a. [See Scrannel.] Thin; lean; meager; scrawny; scrannel. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Lean, thin, bony, lank, meagre, gaunt, angular, skinny, emaciated, attenuated, scranny, scrawny.