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    Smile the crying one

    Hello. Would you please tell me what "the crying one" means in this context below?
    Does it mean 'the horrible one' or something?
    Please help. Thank you.

    ----from <The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip> by George Saunders
    "Well, aren't you suddenly a snoot," said Bea Romo.
    "A snoot?" cried Carol. "Are you calling me a snoot? Good Lord!"
    "Who's calling who a snoot?" Sid Ronsen, emerging from a bush he'd been trimming.
    "Bea called me a snoot!" said Carol Ronsen.
    "I think I'm going to cry." said Bea Romo.
    "Oh brother," said Sid Ronsen. "First you call my wife a snoot, and then you start crying?
    Good Lord. You'd think Carol would be the crying one. Carol, come inside at once."

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    Re: the crying one

    It means the person who is crying. Sid is observing that Carol should be the one crying instead of Bea, since Bea called Carol a snoot.

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    Re: the crying one

    Thanks a lot. But I don't quite understand this. What does "snoot" mean here? I understand "snoot" is a sort of snob.

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    Re: the crying one

    Quote Originally Posted by frindle2 View Post
    What does "snoot" mean here? I understand "snoot" is a sort of snob.
    You have answered your own question.

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