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The proof is in the tasting, not the pudding

Posted by Cds on June 09, 2000

In Reply to: Origin of Proof is in the Pudding posted by cathi barrett on May 30, 2000

"The proof of the pudding is in the tasting." Meaning, of course, that you do not know if a thing is successful before you experience the results. The phrase "the proof is in the pudding" is simply a screwed up version of the original; it is meaningless.