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    #1

    set yourself

    In the Animation movie "Home on the Range,"
    The Auctioneer sold the farm to a man, and the man introduces himself saying:

    "O'Del is the name and forclosures is the game"

    The auctioneer said to him then:

    "well just set yourself over yonder"

    I looked for "yonder" and I got "over yonder" as "over there." Still I can't understand at all what he means by "set yourself over here"

    Thanks a lot.

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    #2

    Re: set yourself

    Is it just as simple as that?? It couldn't ever come to my mind.

    Thanks a lot. :)

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    #3

    Re: set yourself

    Sorry, but again why he said "set yourself" and not "sit" I can't get it.

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    #4

    Re: set yourself

    It's "folksy."

    Set yourself = go sit.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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