I’m Uncle Marty, this is The 3D RadioActivity, and as I was listening to a Terri Gross NPR interview with a woman from Hibbing Minnesota who pointed out that their greatest export wasn’t iron ore, it was Bob Dylan. That hatched the idea to do a show called “Bob” which is what we are doing this time for you.
Did you know that the name Robert has more nicknames than any other male name? Consider: Bob, Bobby, Rob, Robert, Roberto, Robbo, Robin, Robbie, Bert, Berto and even more, unusual, variations. It’s the altered short form, a later development than the common medieval forms Hob, Dob, and Nob, all of which, unlike Bob, have given rise to English surnames. So they’re around. Everywhere. In fact, one survey says that there are 87,542 people in the U.S. with the first name Bob. More than 99.9 percent of those people are guys. According to the Washington DC Census Bureau, Bob is the 266th most popular Male name in the U.S, occurring 0.055% of the time. Montana has the most people named Bob per capita. 1934 marked the height of its popularity.
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We’re going to do more summertime seconds now that the solstice has occured, with Move, Truth, Lies, Cars, Free, Lost, Cowbell, Fly, Found, as some of topics we will revisit, along with a varitety of awards in August. Got any suggestions? ~ send an email or if you are on Facebook , look for The 3D RadioActivity where you can “Like” the program and leave me a message there too.
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“Education is When You Read the Fine Print.
Experience is What You Get If You Don’t.”
~ Pete Seeger