What does this sentence mean:
'Nose and toes the same way goes.'
There is no context, I am afraid.
Thank you in advance.
ALWAYS INCLUDE CONTEXT IN YOUR QUESTIONS!
Quick googling reveals this:
Making Light: Robert Sheckley
Inverse of "mundane science fiction" - JREF ForumJo I read your comment, and went upstairs to get my copy of "Can You Feel Anything...". It fell open at this opening paragraph:
Papazian appeared, disguised as a human being. He checked quickly to make sure that his head was on right. "Nose and toes the same way goes," he reminded himself, and that was how it was.
How could anyone read that and NOT keep reading? It shimmers. His writing usually did.
It's a mnemonic the character is using to remember that humans have feet pointing the same way as their nose.I have vague memories of a couple of Robert Sheckleys stories that won't quite gel into a coherent memory. There is the martian tourist visiting earth with the wonderful disguise mnemonic "Nose and toes the same way goes" but his books are awkward to get at in my study
We shouldn't have to research your questions for you. The simple rule should be that the person voluntarily helping you for no reward should not be putting more effort into answering than you into asking.
I really am sorry for creating so much inconvenience for you. I will mend my ways.