Date: Wed, 20 Apr 1994 09:12:32 EDT From: David Muschell Subject: Re: Cutting Mustard Since mustard was originally made by mixing grape juice with powdered mustard seed (hence the Latin "mustum" meaning "new wine"), I had always thought that "cutting the mustard" was related to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. David Muschell Georgia College