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    do you sip noodles?

    When a child has one end of a noodle in his mouth and the rest of it dangling below, do you say Sip it / Sip the noodle?






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    Re: do you sip noodles?

    Say 'Suck the noodle' if that's what you want to encourage him to do.

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    Re: do you sip noodles?

    You could sip the broth/soup the noddles come in from a spoon, but you wouldn't sip the noodles themselves.

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    Re: do you sip noodles?

    My offspring used to slurp their noodles.

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    Re: do you sip noodles?

    Quote Originally Posted by curiousmarcus View Post
    When a child has one end of a noodle in his mouth and the rest of it dangling below, do you say Sip it / Sip the noodle?
    No. Never. We eat noodles. Sipping is drinking tiny amounts. A sip is a tiny amount of a drink.

    VERY informally, you could say "slurp" or "slurp up." With noodles, that's about as close to "sip" as we ever get. But unlike sipping, slurping is messy and can involve splashing.

    Slurping is bad manners. You would never tell a child to slurp. You would tell a child NOT to slurp.
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    Re: do you sip noodles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Slurping is bad manners. You would never tell a child to slurp. You would tell a child NOT to slurp.
    In the US, slurping is bad manners. In some other places, it's not.
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    Re: do you sip noodles?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    In the US, slurping is bad manners. In some other places, it's not.

    Thanks! I needed that! (I really should get out more.)
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