Re: RARA-AVIS: Back to basics...

From: Steve Novak (
Date: 09 Oct 2009

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    Good and merci...

    I don’t understand your comment on ‘oodles’...why wouldn’t it apply to hardboile fiction?...Am I thick here...? it because of the expression
    ‘oodles of noodles’...I’m sure, somebody, somewhere, in some book was killed/ noodles...???...

    This is what I found in : Noun 1. oodles - a large number or amount;
    "made lots of new friends"; "she amassed stacks of newspapers" dozens, gobs, heaps, lashings, loads, lots, rafts, scads, scores, slews, stacks, tons, wads, piles large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude translation: n oodles [ˈuːdlz] french
    (plural) (slang) plenty (of); lots (of) hamburger with oodles of ketchup; We had oodles of fun. un tas

    Montois in ‘heaps’ of perplexity...??!!

    On 10/9/09 10:23 AM, "Jeff Vorzimmer" <> wrote:

    >> > Let’s talk again about books, writers. And all related matters (sometimes
    >> > film, when linked)..let’s get back to that nice and steady flow of
    >> > information...because it is mainly information that we search for...
    >> > Rara is much to much becoming like a chat room, with oodles of nonsensical
    >> > blabla about useless trivia, and a ratatat of answers similar to Facebook’s
    >> > worst college yappings.
    > I agree with the above sentiment, although I don't think the word "oodles" has
    > a place on a list devoted to hardboiled crime fiction.
    > Yes, everything in these last few posts needed to be said. I don't give a f---
    > what y'all think about Leonard DeCaprio as Travis McGee, but if you have
    > something to say about a good book you've read I want to here it.
    > Jeff

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