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    Nose and toes

    Hello,

    What does this sentence mean:
    'Nose and toes the same way goes.'

    There is no context, I am afraid.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Nose and toes

    Quote Originally Posted by vectra View Post
    What does this sentence mean:
    'Nose and toes the same way goes.'
    Well, the only three google hits are for your question in this forum, and for the question phrased in exactly the same words in two other forums.

    This suggests that we are not looking at a well-known saying. If there is no context, how did you happen to know it?

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    Re: Nose and toes

    ALWAYS INCLUDE CONTEXT IN YOUR QUESTIONS!

    Quick googling reveals this:

    Making Light: Robert Sheckley

    Jo 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.
    Inverse of "mundane science fiction" - JREF Forum

    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
    It's a mnemonic the character is using to remember that humans have feet pointing the same way as their nose.

    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.

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    Re: Nose and toes

    I really am sorry for creating so much inconvenience for you. I will mend my ways.

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