About the Book
"YessireeBOB" is a whimsical exposition of the popularity of the
name “Bob” in American vernacular. The name “Bob” has phonetic
roots in the evolution of the Western European alphabet. Around
1000 BCE, the Phoenicians consolidated hundreds of pictographs into
a system of 22 symbols. Each symbol visually represented a sound.
The first symbol was derived from the word for “house” in Aramaic
(“beth,” pronounced “bĕt”) and visually represented the sound of
the letter “B.” That made “B” the first consonant of the (“aleph-beth”)
alphabet, and a popular phonic for a moniker.