LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
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'Allen, you're tearing me apart. You're a barracuda. Allen, eating me up with your tongue,' he laughed, contemptuously, and reeled off into a drunken bear-like dance with
e começou a dançar comigo como se fosse um urso bebêdo numa dança alegre, exagerada e quase fora de controle
, as Ginsberg recalls 'his big pants falling down halfway from his behind'.
(reel = uma dança velha, muito alegre e exagerada)
I think the dance was English but became popular in the USA. It's still danced by "square dancers" and others interested in traditional folk dances.
(To reel off has another meaning. It's used to describe a long list of something (names, complaints, facts, etc.) given quickly and from memory.
When I asked him why he wasn't going to New York, he reeled off a dozen rationalizations why he was needed at home and couldn't possibly travel.)
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