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Questions about something Rosie said

Discussion in 'Rose Madder' started by Steffen König, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. Hi everyone!

    What does Rosie mean when she says: Yes, but do you crawl on your belly like a reptile?

    Context (Chapter 3; section 2):

    At the far end of this aisle was a long counter with another neon sign bent in an arc overhead. GOLD SILVER FINE JEWELRY, it said in blue. Then, below it, in red: WE BUY WE SELL WE TRADE. Yes, but do you crawl on your belly like a reptile? Rosie thought with a small ghost of a smile, and approached the counter.

    What' so funny about Rosie's remark in her thoughts? I think there could be a connection to a song.

    Thanks for your help.
    Maddie, GNTLGNT, Neesy and 2 others like this.
  2. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    Step right up, folks
    And see Little Egypt do her
    Famous dance of the Pyramids

    She walks, she talks
    She crawls on her belly
    Like a reptile

    -- Little Egypt (as performed by The Coasters, Ray Stephens, and others)
    ginapenn, Maddie, GNTLGNT and 7 others like this.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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  4. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    "When she did a special number on the zebra skin I'd thought she'd stop the show..."
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