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Noodles are tasty. I like them, but why are they also used as an exclamation of dismay in the following?

Oh Noodles!

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Where do you hear this? It seems like a regional thing, in so far as I've not heard it. –  Matt Эллен Aug 9 '11 at 10:37
    
Related later post: english.stackexchange.com/questions/37848 –  msh210 Aug 14 '11 at 19:09
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It has no real origin, just something one could say any other day. My friend says "Oh, fish!", and that doesn't have an etymology or an origin either, just an expression that someone might use idiosyncratically.

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The first part of your answer doesn't gel with the second. Noodles seems more like a minced oath, as in your fish example. –  Matt Эллен Aug 9 '11 at 11:01
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Yes, that's a coherent answer :) –  Matt Эллен Aug 9 '11 at 11:09
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I would imagine that someone using such an expression indeed does NOT like noodles. It's a euphemism. Instead of saying some sort of expletive he's cleaned his diction up and used something he thinks that would be humorous.

I approve =) I also LOVE noodles.

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Since you love noodles so much, is it safe to assume that you also worship "His Great Noodly Appendage" and consider yourself a Pastafarian? lumbercartel.ca/glossary/fsm.pl –  Randolf Richardson Aug 13 '11 at 22:23
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HHAHAHAHA, oh that's definitely a first. Unfortunately my favorite kind of noodle is the rice noodle. In a traditional Pho its hard to beat. Also enjoy egg noodles and hand made Korean noodles (actually...those suckers are the best). But alas, I worship I AM, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jesus ;) thanks for the link. I got a good laugh =) –  bobsbarricades Aug 13 '11 at 23:56
    
Excellent! It's fun to make people laugh! –  Randolf Richardson Aug 14 '11 at 0:26
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@Randolf. I have been touched by his noodly appendage. –  TRiG Aug 15 '11 at 8:59
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