Phrase Malaise – ll

“The Proof Is In the Pudding”

No, it’s not. If the proof was literally in the pudding, all you would have is a soggy, piece of proof. The correct phrase is:

“The Proof of the Pudding is in the EATING. “

Well of course, Skippy! Doesn’t that make sense? Language MUST make sense if it’s to be an easy, agreed-upon, verbal or written exchange of thoughts between people.

If the incorrect use of the phrase makes more sense to you, don’t feel bad. You may be tapped to be the Vice Presidential candidate on the Republican ticket.


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