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"Mustard keen"

Are you familiar with the phrase "mustard keen"?

Yes
29(39.2%)
No
29(39.2%)
Something else, which I shall explain in comments
16(21.6%)

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( 28 comments — Leave a comment )
pgmcc
Feb. 28th, 2012 08:04 pm (UTC)
I would be more familiar with "as keen as mustard".
steepholm
Feb. 28th, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
Ditto.
seawasp
Feb. 28th, 2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
Indeed.
tree_and_leaf
Feb. 28th, 2012 08:36 pm (UTC)
Ditto.
dougs
Feb. 28th, 2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
Me too.
bugshaw
Feb. 28th, 2012 10:04 pm (UTC)
Me thirteen.
mcbadger
Feb. 28th, 2012 09:15 pm (UTC)
Same here.
raycun
Feb. 28th, 2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
wot e sed
qatsi
Feb. 28th, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
Ah, now when you put it that way ...
ravenskyewalker
Feb. 29th, 2012 03:48 am (UTC)
Yes, seconded... thirded... fifteenthed or so.
bookzombie
Feb. 29th, 2012 09:07 am (UTC)
Boringly, another 'ditto'...!
redfiona99
Feb. 29th, 2012 11:12 am (UTC)
I might have seen it in a book somewhere along the line but I'm definitely more familiar with it in the form of as keen as mustard.
londonkds
Feb. 29th, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
Me too. Never heard the "mustard keen" version.
rmc28
Feb. 28th, 2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
I think I've heard it maybe once or twice and I can make a good guess as to what it means, but I wouldn't say I was familiar.
emmzzi
Feb. 28th, 2012 08:16 pm (UTC)
"As keen as mustard".
paratti
Feb. 28th, 2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
Keen as mustard.
wshaffer
Feb. 28th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
Only ever heard it as "keen as mustard".
nancylebov
Feb. 28th, 2012 10:15 pm (UTC)
"As keen as mustard", and I don't think I've ever heard it, just seen it in print.
bohemiancoast
Feb. 29th, 2012 02:13 am (UTC)
what they all said.
mireille21
Feb. 29th, 2012 07:26 am (UTC)
Again, more familiar with "Keen as Mustard" which I assume derives from the Keen brand of mustard powder (some of which I have in my cupboard.)
Cheers
nineveh_uk
Feb. 29th, 2012 09:57 am (UTC)
Not unless Keen's mustard was around in 1658 it doesn't.
mireille21
Feb. 29th, 2012 10:06 am (UTC)
I have no idea when/where the phrase originates from, or how long Keens Mustard has been around. Like I said, I assumed it was a play on words, in the same vein as countless other names.
arwel_p
Feb. 29th, 2012 07:27 am (UTC)
I think I've heard of it, but it's pretty old fashioned, the sort of thing that would have been said back in the thirties or earlier.
bibliofile
Feb. 29th, 2012 09:07 am (UTC)
So he's trapped in a time machine, but with wifi, and trying to figure out when he is without . . um, something.
were_gopher
Feb. 29th, 2012 12:54 pm (UTC)
The mental image of someone saying it I get puts it between the wars for me.
jheald
Feb. 29th, 2012 09:20 am (UTC)
"The phrase involves a pun on Keen's Mustard, a popular product."
nineveh_uk
Feb. 29th, 2012 09:57 am (UTC)
Wrong way round - the brand name derives from the proverb.
unwholesome_fen
Feb. 29th, 2012 10:07 am (UTC)
Again, only "as keen as mustard".
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