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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Lesson #9 "The Proof Is In The Pudding"

This phrase is used to communicate that the results are the most important thing which gives credibility to the means of obtaining the results.

For example, if someone was making pudding (which is a sweet dessert, different than ice cream) and didn't follow a recipe but put a little of this and a little of that (ingredients) into making the pudding and afterwards, upon tasting it, it tasted delicious! This would indicate it wasn't the recipe, but the skill of the Cook for the good results.

There are different situations that this phrase can be used, it also indicates that it doesn't matter what you say or do but what are the end results? Consider the examples below:

Example 1
A father says to his son: "Son, everyday after school you've been going to your room and closing the door. After seeing your school report card, "the proof is in the pudding" of what you've been doing in your room! These straight A's shows that you've been studying!" Congratulations Son!

Example 2
A certain school continually has graduates which excel in their area of study, "the proof is in the pudding" as to the caliber of teachers and administrators in that school!

Example 3
There is a phrase that says, "practice makes perfect" but if you do inferior work, "the proof is in the pudding" that you really haven't been practicing!

I hope these examples will help you to understand the phrase, "the proof is in the pudding." If so, please leave a comment, thanks!

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