Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 19:27:19 EST
From: "Barry A. Popik" Bapopik[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: "nudeln", "knudeln", & "canoodle"

The RHHDAS has a first citation of 1859 ("conoodle") and has "origin
unknown." RHHDAS also quotes the 1889 Barrere & Leland. As stated before,
Charles Leland wrote the "Hans Breitmann" tales that created German dialect
comedy in America. If "canoodle" is a German dialect word, then "Breitmann"
used it. That's the place to look--simple as that. In fact, he has a
Let's check the apartment--do I have "Breitmann" underneath this sofa?