"Let me noodle it"

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Wed Jan 24 22:00:02 UTC 2001

> The one thing that strikes me about Siddharth's example is that I do not
> happen to have heard the verb construed as transitive. But there's no reason
> why a transitive contruction wouldn't have emerged quite naturally. And now
> I bet someone will now post tons of evidence to the list of "to noodle"
> taking a direct object!

I'll just direct people to HDAS, which has evidence of transitive
_noodle_ from 1950 onwards.

Jesse Sheidlower

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