[Ads-l] intrusive "of" intrudes further

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 7 15:11:53 UTC 2015


Peter Jensen Brown is Peter Reitan's nom de blog, as I mentioned when
citing his work on "get one's goat."

http://www.vocabulary.com/articles/wordroutes/getting-ones-goat-can-you-help-solve-the-mystery/

On Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 9:52 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole wrote:
>
> 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
>
> On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 11:42 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 8:20 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> "The mustard" is the only substantive object I've ever encountered.
> >>
> >
> > 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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