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Chris -- 2015-05-30
From a Facebook post critical of President Trump: “Your executive orders have to pass the mustard and be legal. ” I can’t figure out the logic of it, though, so maybe it’s a malapropism and not a true eggcorn.
Zwicky suggest “the sharpness and spiciness” of mustard might . Seems to me that, if there is any semantic transfer, it might be in simplicity of the act of passing the mustard. If you can’t pass mustard, it’s hard to imagine what else you could accomplish.
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.