Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Apr 25 03:42:14 UTC 2000

>I've heard "the proof's in the pudding" with alarming frequency lately and
>am beginning to wonder whether my version of this saying, "The proof of
>the pudding's in the eating/tasting" is in fact said by a minority of one
>in this world. Are there any pudding tasters (sort of like poetasters,
>only different) out there who can shed a spoon on this question?
>Peter Richardson

I hear both, the original (transparent) and the new (opaque) versions,
about half the time each.   On the other hand, I almost never hear "Happy
as a clam at high tide", just "Happy as a clam".  And all too often "Romeo,
Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo?"


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