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Posted: 31 December 2019 11:58 AM   [ Ignore ]
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No, it doesn’t originally come from a Rabbie Burns poem.

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[ Edited: 02 January 2020 05:36 AM by Dave Wilton ]
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Posted: 01 January 2020 05:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Posted: 02 January 2020 02:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Dave Wilton - 31 December 2019 11:58 AM

No, it doesn’t originally come from a Bobbie Burns poem.

Nice investigation and appreciated by this Scot.

However, I don’t know if it was a typo or just a wrong assumption, but Robert Burns is rarely referred to as ’Bobby’. If you want to use the familiar version of his name, then use ‘Robbie’ or ‘Robby’ (I guess?)like most non-Scots English speakers.

However, in Scotland he is known to all as Rabbie Burns, the Scots variant of Robert as a nickname.

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Posted: 02 January 2020 09:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Robert Burns is rarely referred to as ’Bobby’.

- and still less as ‘Bobbie’, which in Rightpondia at least is a feminine spelling, for a woman with the given name Roberta or some such.

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