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    #1

    Sets to mind a heifer we once had.

    There's this girl named Tanya,
    I met her at the mall.

    She works in a fancy men's store where
    even the underwear comes from Europe.

    I don't know if she'd go out
    with anybody in local drawers.

    Sets to mind a heifer we once had.

    You ain't seen Tanya.

    You listen up.

    Petunia had two bulls liking her



    What"sets to mind" mean?

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    Re: Sets to mind a heifer we once had.

    Quote Originally Posted by laurinha88 View Post
    There's this girl named Tanya,
    I met her at the mall.

    She works in a fancy men's store where
    even the underwear comes from Europe.

    I don't know if she'd go out
    with anybody in local drawers.

    Sets to mind a heifer we once had.

    You ain't seen Tanya.

    You listen up.

    Petunia had two bulls liking her



    What"sets to mind" mean?
    brings to mind/reminds one

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    #3

    Re: Sets to mind a heifer we once had.

    thanks!

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    Re: Sets to mind a heifer we once had.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    brings to mind/reminds one
    That's what it seems to mean here. But the expression is hardly colloquial. In fact, the whole piece is very odd.

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    Re: Sets to mind a heifer we once had.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    That's what it seems to mean here. But the expression is hardly colloquial. In fact, the whole piece is very odd.

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    "Sets to mind" is common colloquial usage in the American South. I hear it often when visiting relatives in Georgia. In fact, the whole passage reminds me of a cantankerous Southerner describing some high-falutin' girl who suddenly craves designer imported fashions and bottled water. Keep in mind that many folks in the South still consider sushi to be bait and not for human consumption.
    Last edited by Ouisch; 08-Oct-2011 at 19:53.

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    Re: Sets to mind a heifer we once had.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    That's what it seems to mean here. But the expression is hardly colloquial. In fact, the whole piece is very odd.

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    That's what I thought, too.

    . . .and does she ask people if they are wearing local drawers before she'll go out with them?

    Rover

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    Re: Sets to mind a heifer we once had.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post

    . . .and does she ask people if they are wearing local drawers before she'll go out with them?

    Rover
    Meaning: If they're wearing anything but designer underwear (preferably a label imported from Europe) then they're not good enough for Miss Thing. She wants a man wearing $50 Hugo Boss silk boxer shorts, not some schlub wearing department store Fruit of the Loom tighty-whities.

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    #8

    Re: Sets to mind a heifer we once had.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    She wants a man wearing $50 Hugo Boss silk boxer shorts, not some schlub wearing department store Fruit of the Loom tighty-whities.
    Where do you come up with these expressions? I am beginning to realise that I am more out of touch than I had thought.

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    Re: Sets to mind a heifer we once had.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Meaning: If they're wearing anything but designer underwear (preferably a label imported from Europe) then they're not good enough for Miss Thing. She wants a man wearing $50 Hugo Boss silk boxer shorts, not some schlub wearing department store Fruit of the Loom tighty-whities.
    So does she ask them what underwear they wear before deciding to go out with them?

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    #10

    Re: Sets to mind a heifer we once had.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Meaning: If they're wearing anything but designer underwear (preferably a label imported from Europe) then they're not good enough for Miss Thing. She wants a man wearing $50 Hugo Boss silk boxer shorts, not some schlub wearing department store Fruit of the Loom tighty-whities.
    Thanks - I've heard this (usually on CSI, for some reason) and always assumed it was 'tidy'.

    And I didn't realize 'sets to mind' was common parlance in some parts. 'Sets me in mind of', yes...

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