"Throwing Spaghetti against the wall?"?
Does anyone know the origin of this practice and/or phrase. From what I gather, it is a common phrase that is metaphorical. "Throw spaghetti on the wall to see what sticks" / "or how much of it sticks" - I've seen it applied to a rule of thought; as in, throw out a bunch of ideas and see what leaves a lasting impression or stands out on top.
But I would love to know a background of this.
Did it start off as a metaphore or did the metaphore mimic a real or common practice?
- Mr.GonebadLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
It mimics a real practice. When cooking spaghetti, if you toss a noddle at the wall and it's not fully cooked yet, it will fall off. A good idea will stick, a bad one will fall away.
- 1 decade ago
It mimics a real process, its said that noodles are done cooking when you can throw it against a wall and it sticks.