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Day 208: the proof is in the pudding, see for yourself

27 Jul

The proof is in the pudding.
That saying is so silly.  And, apparently that version of the saying is not really saying anything at all.  Although I personally hear people say this saying out loud in front of me all the time, experts agree, it’s not real.

Here’s proof:
According to The Phrase Finder ‘The proof of the pudding’ is just shorthand for ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’. That longer version makes sense at least, whereas the shortened version really doesn’t mean anything – nor does the often-quoted incorrect variation ‘the proof is in the pudding’. The continued use of that meaningless version is no doubt bolstered by the fact that the correct version isn’t at all easy to understand.”

Yes. I agree. Not easy to understand.
So to make it easier, here’s the skinny (meaning the “low-down” or “inside information”):

However you say it, the proof is in the pudding means to fully test something you need to experience it yourself.

So here’s my proof, or my pudding, or my eating, or whatever, you know what I mean.

On Day 201 I shared my jaunt into retail therapy, shopping online for a new pair of glasses.  (Yay shopping!) The only kind I can partake in this year since it counts as an official medical purchase.

Here is my online dressing room and virtual self trying on glasses, which I promptly ordered!

And, here is the Real Life Version (real life in PAJAMAS!) first thing this morning trying on my new glasses that arrived in their bright blue box.

What do you think?  How does the pudding taste?
I’m personally pretty happy since I sit on this side of the computer with an Astronomical Astigmatism and ordering glasses is always a factor of how thick the lenses will be multiplied by how thick the plastic must be to hold them, a.k.a. the coke bottle effect. 

It’s a bizarre experience ordering lenses online.
But, it saved me both time and money.  And that’s as good for my wallet as it is for my head.

What’s even more bizarre?
Tonight, as I started writing this blog post, in the middle of doing some research, ironically this is what flashed on my screen. If you click on the image below you will see the definition for “proof is in the pudding” along with two ads from Coastal Contacts.

Ironic? I think not.

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