noodling and other methods of fishing

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Fri Jul 20 17:45:30 UTC 2007

On Jul 20, 2007, at 13:30, Mullins, Bill AMRDEC wrote:
> You can imagine my disappoitment that "noodling" has been neglected by
> both the HDAS and the OED.  If the average noodler was one to
> regularly
> consult dictionaries, this would only add to his feelings of
> persecution.  In an attempt to rectify this sad state of affairs:

For what it's worth, I have an entry for this "noodle" on my web site
and in my book dating it to 1916. Antedatings are possible, since the
entry was done three years ago.

One of the cites give variants as "hand grabbing, hogging, grabbling,
stumping and dogging."

Grant Barrett
Double-Tongued Dictionary
editor at

The American Dialect Society -

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