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Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk

Posted by Greg Bell on September 01, 2001

I have always heard this phrase as:" You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk". Put this way, it makes some logical sense to me. Have had a running disagreement with a friend who claims the correct phrase is:" walk the talk" This seems to me to be a shortened version of the original phrase that has become popular with the management consultant set. Any information on origin, derivation, etc. would be appreciated.