Posts Tagged ‘Words’

Phrase Malaise – ll

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

“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.


Summer Sale On Words (Cheap)

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008


What do professional writers do when their rich clients fly off for summer vacations and their poor clients don’t have any budget left? You’re reading it. So I’d like to do some writing work at “lazy summer prices” – like about 1/3 or 1/4 of my normal corporate rates.

What can I write? (in addition to presentation writing and coaching – about which you may know from my web site: – on the right-hand side of this page). Well, just about anything. Speeches, commercials, magazine articles, press releases, cover letters, application paragraphs, ads – just about anything except term papers (I think that’s dishonest) and highly technical anything.

Let’s talk. You can reach me easily at (585) 546-3244 or


(TOMORROW: “Makes Scents to Me” or “The WORST Guard Dog For Your Home”)