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#1 2011-04-28 17:26:55

Theodore
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Registered: 2010-09-09
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"proof is in the putting" < "proof is in the pudding"

Has anybody else seen this one? I found it “in the wild” on an obituary guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/chicago … 904&sort=1

I imagine the meaning of the original crystallized phrase is vague to many people, and the idea of “getting out what you put in” seems more sensibly connected to “putting” than “pudding”. It’s probably helped along here by the local Chicago dialect where pudding and putting are homophones.

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#2 2011-04-28 23:56:41

fpberger
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Registered: 2006-08-16
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Re: "proof is in the putting" < "proof is in the pudding"

It’s definitely out there. This site has one person who recognizes she’s been using it wrong and another person who insists that “putting” is correct…

Last edited by fpberger (2011-04-28 23:57:29)

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#3 2011-04-29 12:35:04

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-12
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Re: "proof is in the putting" < "proof is in the pudding"

I thought we had recently had a discussion about “the proof of the pudding is in the pie” vs. “the proof of the pudding is in the eating”, but I’m not finding it.

Where did “the proof is in the pudding” come from? Got some eggcorniness going on there?


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#4 2011-04-30 07:52:58

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-12
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Re: "proof is in the putting" < "proof is in the pudding"

It goes the other way, too, of course:

voice a little opinion about how its a bit off pudding to tow w/ a performance sedan, especially one so
low to the ground,

chicken called “Smart chicken”- there is something very off pudding about their yellowish chicken and
that freaky chicken on the label!


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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