RE: legend of Greyfriar's Bobby

From: Scott Chase (
Date: Thu 26 Jan 2006 - 15:22:21 GMT

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    >From: "Price, Ilfryn" <>
    >To: <>
    >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 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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