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Old 01-30-2009, 10:14 AM
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I had a friend correct a boss on her using the phrase "mute point"
If it was "mute", how did your friend hear it?
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:23 AM
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"checks and balances" when they really mean checking each other's work.
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Not sure if this goes here, but from today's New York Times, "The proof of the pudding is..."
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:15 AM
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Re: pudding proof
From the first link on Google:
"I have heard BBC reporters say ‘the proof is in the pudding’. Surely the phrase should be ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’."
The longer version cited here is how I always heard the phrase.
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I have over and over heard/read Brits or BBC people using the words orientated, disorientated, etc. I wonder if it's actually proper use across the ponds.

Sorry this isn't a malapropism.

I like to mix metaphors. Sometimes I do it not really on purpose, sometimes on purpose.

Is misusing "begging the question" a malopropism? I hear that one at work.
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Re: pudding proof
From the first link on Google:
"I have heard BBC reporters say ‘the proof is in the pudding’. Surely the phrase should be ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’."
The longer version cited here is how I always heard the phrase.
Well I'll be darned. I always thought it was "the proof is in the pudding." The full quote is:

''The proof of the pudding in this is not going to be who votes for it, if you have Republicans or not,'' said Mr. Schumer, who is heavily favored to win a third term in 2010. ''It's going to be when it passes and when it goes into effect: does it work?''
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Is misusing "begging the question" a malopropism? I hear that one at work.
Begging the question is not a malapropism, but it usually is misused.
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