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Old January 7 2013, 10:25 PM   #39
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Tora Ziyal wrote: View Post
^Interesting. I always thought it was Smokey the Bear. Apparently not!
Nope! The only time it's "officially" been "the Bear" was in association with the song that came out in the 1950s. The only reason the "the" was used was to make the words fit the melody...

I've been known to argue with folks who insist on using the "the"... I really should learn to let it go, but seeing as I get to wear the Smokey suit and teach about him in schools, I tend to take it personally. LOL!

It would be correct to say Smokey Bear the bear... Hee hee!
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