Date: Wed, 20 Apr 1994 09:12:32 EDT
From: David Muschell dmuschel[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: Cutting Mustard
Since mustard was originally made by mixing grape juice with powdered
mustard seed (hence the Latin "mustum" meaning "new wine"), I had always
thought that "cutting the mustard" was related to success in this endeavor
(ie. having both good crops of the plant and the vine); however, this has
only been an intuitive conjecture without documentation on my part.