Wu Ting
How would you explain ‘noodle juice’ in the context? Tomorrow begins a real job, for pay. Pearl diving, Bull’s Eye calls it. Washing dishes in the mess hall. Father arranged it to cover board over the summer. But this afternoon, nothing yet to do in the empty barracks but take out every pair of pants from the foot locker and fold it up again. Or sit on the bed with The Odyssey. Until the head of Bull’s Eye appears around the door. All ears and smile, the half-bit haircut. “Heya bookworm. Too busy lollygagging, then?” “Too busy for what?” The book claps shut. “Noodle juice and cookies with Mrs. Hoover. Whatcha think, for what? An ankle excursion.” “K Street?” How would you explain ‘noodle juice’ in the context? Someone tell me it is tea. What kind of tea is it? Thanks!
Mar 17, 2014 7:28 AM
Answers · 1
Noodle juice is slang for TEA. From the 1920s.
March 17, 2014
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Wu Ting
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, French
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English