Proof of pudding or other

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Wed Jul 18 20:49:29 UTC 2007

If  "proof" is thought of as a process, a test, and not just as the
completed demonstration,  through testing, of the truth of something,
odd-seeming  expressions like "the proof of the pudding is in the eating"
or "the exception that proves the rule" become sensible.  "The test of the
pudding is in the eating "........   "the exception that tests the rule."

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