From: Scott Chase (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu 26 Jan 2006 - 15:22:21 GMT
>From: "Price, Ilfryn" <I.Price@shu.ac.uk>
>Subject: RE: legend of Greyfriar's Bobby
>Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 14:23:34 -0000
> > I tried snopes with no luck using "greyfriar", "greyfriar's", and "skye"
> > as
> > keywords. "terrier" produces some hits but not anything to do with the
> > "Greyfriar's Bobby" legend. I wonder how much truth is in the legend.
> > there anything to the story that got it started and perhaps embellished
> > bit?
>466 for "Greyfriars Bobby" snopes
Did you analyze any of those hits for content? One of the first I saw was:
Which is an informal discussion board where Greyfriar's Bobby is mentioned
in passing as similar to the topic being discussed. The person expressed
some reservations about the legend, but this hardly qualifies as a formal
snopes debunking of an urban legend. I tried finding reference to the legend
on snopes.com itself using their search option and had no luck. I have
respect for snopes as being authoritative on urban legends, so if they have
actually address the "Greyfriar's Bobby" legend, I would respect that. Are
any of those 400+ hits relevant to the legend's veracity or just incidental
keyword overlaps? Finding 400+ hits on a search engine means nothing without
actually reading what is said in the content of those hits.
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