The earth moved for everybody

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mia0815

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Taiwanese
"THAT WAS WONDERFUL," SAID NEWT.
"Good," said Anathema. "The earth moved for everybody." She got up off the floor, leaving her clothes scattered across the carpet, and went into the bathroom.

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Is 'the earth moved for everybody' meant as a joke, suggesting that everyone's got a chance to enjoy great sex?
Please help. Thank you.
 
  • Dretagoto

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    Inglés británico
    Yes, exactly. (Though of course Anathema herself may or may not have enjoyed it, she's more focused on the fact that Agnes's predictions said she had to have sex: "the earth moving" is a way to describe great sex, but she's using it in a much more perfunctory and dismissive way - yes, yes, the sex was great, we all had a good time, now I must do this other thing - because she's preoccupied. But you've understood it correctly).
     
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