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Bob's your uncle idiom An expression of reassurance or confirmation that everything is going to be all right. Een uitdrukking ter geruststelling of bevestiging dat alles goed komt. ▶ Don't worry, just follow the recipe and Bob's your uncle. Maak je geen zorgen, volg gewoon het recept en Bob is je oom.Explanation: This phrase is often used in British English to mean that everything is going to be okay or that something will be easily done. The origin of the phrase is not completely clear, but one theory is that in the late 19th century British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil appointed his nephew Arthur Balfour as Chief Secretary for Ireland, which was seen as an act of nepotism. This then led to the phrase "Bob's your uncle" being used to refer to unexpected appointees or situations where someone succeeds easily because of their family connections. In the humorous example provided, we play with the Dutch equivalent of the saying, "Klaar is Kees" by replacing "Kees" with "Bob".
22 Feb 2023: New Online English - Dutch Mini Humor Dictionary created using ChatGPT by TLex with integrated OpenAI functionality.
This dictionary is a small sample dictionary (as of writing, about 300 entries), and is meant for research, testing and entertainment - it is not intended to be taken as a "serious dictionary" - and is presented 'as is' ('warts and all') as written by the AI, ChatGPT (GPT3, OpenAI, Jan/Feb 2023).
Click "Random Entry" to be taken to a random entry, or click "Browse" to see an alphabetic list. Enjoy.
The dictionary was created initially using ChatGPT directly; further entries have been added by OpenAI API using TLex's integrated AI functionality that can even automate dictionary entry writing with the help of AI (via OpenAI API) - TLex allows generative-AI-augmented production to be applied to lexicography.
This was demonstrated live at the 20th CODH seminar, in which further entries were authored by GPT AI 'directly' into TLex, and even published/updated online to this online dictionary website during a live presentation using TLex's integrated online publishing functionality.
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