[Ads-l] intrusive "of" intrudes further

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 7 14:52:13 UTC 2015


The discussion of "cut the mustard" back in 2011 and 2014 ultimately
led to the discovery of pertinent articles on the Early Sports and Pop
Culture History Blog where list member Peter Reitan shares his work
although the two articles below were apparently posted by Peter Jensen
Brown.

Article: History and Etymology of "Cut the Mustard" - Locusts, Bad
Seeds, Invasive Species and Politics
Date: Monday, May 5, 2014
http://esnpc.blogspot.com/2014/05/history-and-etymology-of-cut-mustard.html

Article: "Cut the Mustard" Update
Date: Monday, December 1, 2014
http://esnpc.blogspot.com/2014/12/cut-mustard-update.html

Garson


On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 11:42 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 8:20 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
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>> "The mustard" is the only substantive object I've ever encountered.
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> That's been my intuition. I remember with pleasure the discussion in which
> it was clearly demonstrated that "... mustard" < "... muster" does not, in
> fact, pass muster.
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