Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 6 months ago

Why would they name something "mustard". That's kind of offensive. No wonder children grow up to be cursers?

They start cursing from the day that they can say "mustard".

Update:

I just talked to my man Jesus, and he says that we should call it "rollasaka".

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  • Roger
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    The word "mustard" comes from the way this condiment was made. Romans would take the seeds of the plant later called mustard, grind them to a mush, and add to this ground-up paste fresh wine, which was called (in Latin) "mustum." It has nothing to do with cursing or offensiveness unless you find the concept of must, the juice of fresh fruit (especially grapes, hence the connection to wine), in some way offensive. Are you think of the similarity of "mustard" to "basta rd? The two are not etymologically connected.

    • John P
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Totally weird notion. What is wrong with mustard? I grew up in a middle-class home in southern England in the 1950s, we had mustard on the table, but I would not have used the word because I did not like it on my food.

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  • 6 months ago

    What? Mustard is a plant from which a condiment is made.

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  • 6 months ago

    What are you drooling on about now?

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Blue face cowards are a lot more offensive than kids saying musturd.

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  • kate
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    You need to research some word origins. You would find some interesting facts of how things became named. Somebody didn't just dream up the word mustard. It has a reason.

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  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Why would that be offensive?

    It has nothing to do with bad language.

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