Posted by ESC on August 06, 2004
In Reply to: One track mind posted by ESC on August 06, 2004
: : : : Guys who have survived their teen years, and actually were able to cram some additional knowledge into their brains during this period, will remember the reality of the 'one track mind'. My memory is hazy on some of this, but it seems to me that not a minute went past that I didn't think of 'it' in some variation of memory or imagination.
: : : : We have all had periods when one issue was so paramount in our thoughts that it crowded everything else out. It is alledged that girls (women) have this too. But why is it called a 'one track mind'?
: : : from railroads.
: : From 78's.
: : Must be from the old days of music on the gramophone - each song is a 'track' so if the same thing repeats it makes you a 'one track' record.
: : Must be.
: : BTW the groove on a 45 is 9 yards long...
: What about "train of thought"?
TRAIN OF THOUGHT -- "The line or trend of one's mental processes. The expression was carefully defined by Thomas Hobbes in 1651, suggesting that he originated it..." from "The Dictionary of Cliches" by James Rogers (Wings Books, Originally New York: Facts on File Publications, 1985).