I've read recently several copies of an"old saying" that strikes me as senseless -- "The proof is in the pudding." It's usually attached to plans and forecasts, so I guess I should not be surprised to see it now, at the change of seasons and just past a mid-term election.
But besides being alliterative, what good is "The proof is in the pudding"? It got me to go browsing through Bartlett's again, for one thing.
"The proof of the pudding is in the eating."
There, that's understandable now, eh? You can't prove how good a pudding is until you eat it. Yum!
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