Pass the mustard

Posted by ESC on April 30, 2005

In Reply to: Pass the mustard posted by Lee on April 28, 2005

: It would be appreciated if anyone can tell me the origin of the phrase "pass the mustard" in relation to changing an unsavory topic!

I've never heard it. But I am guessing that its origin would be the dinner table. When the talk isn't good dinner-time conversation, someone might say "pass the mustard" to interrupt and redirect. It could be one of those secret family codes.