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    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 4


    I could really use some help with the exact meaning of the expression "sell tail", since I read it on "the bluest eye".

    Now, I know it revolves around prostitution, but I'm not sure if it means all kinds of prostitution, or if it literally means the selling the "behind".

    I know this may sound a little awkward, but this is an honest question

    Thank you ever so much

    Walter Roberto

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    • Join Date: Sep 2003
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    Re: help

    Welcome, the walter. I like your name.
    Sell tail means to prostitute oneself. Tail refers to three things. The one the speaker below is referring to is the second one listed under 1. tail here: Urban Dictionary: tail a girl's ....

    From The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
    “Oh, Lord. How that man loved me! Then why he left you to sell tail? Girl, when I found out I could sell it - that somebody would pay cash for it, you could have knocked me over... my auntie whipped me good that first time when I told her I didn’t get no money. ..Money? For what? He didn’t owe me nothin’... The hell he didn’t!”
    All the best.

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 4

    Re: help

    Thanks for your help.
    By the way, you have a nice name too, "she whose words excel".



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