[Ads-l] cavoodles et al.

Andy Bach afbach at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 25 17:36:03 UTC 2019

> The "funny sound" of "-oodle" names reminds me of a riff in Dickens's
Bleak House:
Alas, also OT but Dr. Suess's Fox in Socks has:

Let's have a little talk about tweetle beetles....

What do you know about tweetle beetles?  Well...

When tweetle beetles fight,
it's called a tweetle beetle battle.

And when they battle in a puddle,
it's a tweetle beetle puddle battle.

AND when tweetle beetles battle with paddles in a puddle,
they call it a tweetle beetle puddle paddle battle.


When beetles battle beetles in a puddle paddle battle
and the beetle battle puddle is a puddle in a bottle...
...they call this a tweetle beetle bottle puddle paddle battle muddle.


When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles
and the bottle's on a poodle and the poodle's eating noodles...
...they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle
bottle paddle battle.


Now wait a minute, Mr. Socks Fox!

When a fox is in the bottle where the tweetle beetles battle
with their paddles in a puddle on a noodle-eating poodle,
THIS is what they call...

...a tweetle beetle noodle poodle bottled paddled
muddled duddled fuddled wuddled fox in socks, sir!

On Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 7:36 AM Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at uga.edu> wrote:

> The "funny sound" of "-oodle" names reminds me of a riff in Dickens's
> Bleak House:
> "Then there is my Lord Boodle, of considerable reputation with his party,
> who has known what office is . . . . He perceives with astonishment that
> supposing the present government to be overthrown, the limited choice of
> the Crown, in the formation of a new ministry, would lie between Lord
> Coodle and Sir Thomas Doodle--supposing it to be impossible for the Duke of
> Foodle to act with Goodle, which may be assumed to be the case in
> consequence of the breach arising out of that affair with Hoodle. Then,
> giving the Home Department and the leadership of the House of Commons to
> Joodle, the Exchequer to Koodle, the Colonies to Loodle, and the Foreign
> Office to Moodle, what are you to do with Noodle? You can't offer him the
> Presidency of the Council; that is reserved for Poodle. You can't put him
> in the Woods and Forests; that is hardly good enough for Quoodle. What
> follows? That the country is shipwrecked, lost, and gone to pieces (as is
> made manifest to the patriotism of Sir Leicester Dedlock) because you can't
> provide for Noodle!"
> --Charlie
> ________________________________
> From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Mark
> Mandel <markamandel at GMAIL.COM>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 8:25 AM
> Subject: Re: cavoodles et al.
> [External Sender]
> I suspect that many of these names are created by people who've never heard
> of such a standard and probably wouldn't care if they had.
> "-oodle" simply sounds a lot funnier than "pood-".
> MAM (cat person)
> On Wed, Sep 25, 2019, 2:04 AM Dave Hause <dwhause at cablemo.net> wrote:
> > Since hybrids are named with the father as the first of the combination,
> > why
> > don't we ever hear of the poodadors, the poodaliers, etc?
> > Dave Hause
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jonathan Lighter
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:55 AM
> > Subject: cavoodles et al.
> >
> > Yahoo! News:
> >
> > "There are cavoodles (cavalier king charles spaniel/poodle), groodles
> > (golden retriever/ poodle) schnoodles (shnauser/poodle), and even roodles
> > (rottweiller/poodle)."--
> >
> > Seems that the guy who created the labradoodle fears he's "created a
> > Frankenstein."
> >
> > JL
> >
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