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Using your noodle

Posted by James Briggs on November 06, 2003

In Reply to: Using your noodle posted by Word Camel on November 06, 2003

: How did noodle come to be slang for using one's head or one's brain? I thought of it because my son plastered several to his head at dinner tonight.

In Britain it's not 'noodle', but 'noddle'. I don't know the background, but I've never heard the 'noodle' variant. Perhaps it's to do with nodding one's head.

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