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Re: She doesn't know...

Posted by ESC on April 12, 2007

In Reply to: She doesn't know... posted by Jules on April 12, 2007

: I've heard "She doesn't know come here from sicum", what does this mean exactly. I get that it means she's not smart, but literally, what does it mean and where did it come from?

"Come here" and "sic'em" are commands to a dog. Sic'em -- get him, bite him and so forth. So she doesn't know "come here" form "sic'em." Knows less than a well trained dog. Regarding "sic'em," Merriam-Webster says:

Etymology: alteration of seek
1 : CHASE, ATTACK -- usually used as a command especially to a dog: sic 'em.
2 : to incite or urge to an attack, pursuit, or harassment : SET - Sicced their lawyers on me.