Saturday, January 25, 2014

Two Language Gripes

Here are two misuse of language which bother me more than they should.

The first is "The proof is in the pudding." NO, no, no. The line is "The proof of the pudding is in the tasting" and it's degenerated into the proof is in the pudding and it annoys me every time.

Believe it or not, I heard this one twice today: It's a doggy dog world. No, no, no. It's a dog eat dog world.

1 comment:

Barbara said...

Thank you thank you thank you! "The proof is in the pudding" never made any sense to me, and now I understand why.

I think the "doggy dog" degeneration may be due to the singer Snoop Dogg, or whatever his name is, because I believe his name was reduplicated as "Doggy Dogg" on one of his albums or songs. (We'll need to ask a younger person to figure this one out.)