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Fri August 24, 2012
The Origin Of 'Proof Is In The Pudding'
Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 8:56 am
In a commentary this week on Morning Edition, Frank Deford said the "proof is in the pudding." A listener wrote in to say that keeping proof in a pudding would be messy. The original proverb is: The proof of the pudding is in the eating. And what it meant was that you had to try out food to know whether it was good.