[Ads-l] intrusive "of" intrudes further

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 7 17:46:35 UTC 2015


And let's not overlook "hack it."

JL

On Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 10:11 AM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Peter Jensen Brown is Peter Reitan's nom de blog, as I mentioned when
> citing his work on "get one's goat."
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> http://www.vocabulary.com/articles/wordroutes/getting-ones-goat-can-you-help-solve-the-mystery/
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> On Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 9:52 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole wrote:
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> > 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
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> 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
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> > 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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