The proof is not in the pudding…

Can you imagine a popular expression being said so badly it no longer makes sense? Well, one such example, really grates with my wife.

The original expression is “the proof of the pudding is in the eating”. However, people keep shortening it to “the proof is in the pudding”. But it’s not. The proof is in the eating. Not the pudding itself. By shortening it the way they have they’ve made it now make absolutely no sense.

And, if that wasn’t bad enough, here’s a photo I took in a recent gift shop. My wife loves it (not).

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