The truth is in the pudding
LaBelleSausage · 02/11/2018 23:01
AIBU to want to scream every time I see or hear someone say “The truth is in the pudding”
It’s not bloody truth! The pudding isn’t some sort of weird fortune cookie.
“The proof of the pudding is in the eating”
I’ll even allow “The proof is in the pudding”, but I refuse to accept that there’s some steamed sponge of sincerity doing the rounds.
SoMuchToBits · 02/11/2018 23:13
YANBU. I wouldn't even allow the proof is in the pudding. It doesn't make sense. The proper phrase is "The proof of the pudding is in the eating"
And "steamed sponge of sincerity" made me laugh!
LaBelleSausage · 02/11/2018 23:21
I’ve seen two different people write it on Facebook today and I swear I heard somone else say it (although by then I was getting twitchy so it’s possible the last woman was innocent).
Just makes me want to grab them and shake them.
Betsy86 · 02/11/2018 23:23
Tell them it would make a great tattoo.... joking im not that mean... hmm x
Athena51 · 02/11/2018 23:24
I've recently heard 'a damp squid' and 'it was a red heron'
PoohBearsHole · 02/11/2018 23:25
i’m laughing that the ad on the right is an m and s pudding (christmas) 😂
LaBelleSausage · 02/11/2018 23:26
I’d hope that most squid would be damp!
Red heron is just awful
Warpdrive · 03/11/2018 07:27
I have several friends who will text me using the word why instead of while....as in, “ Why it’s raining, remember to bring your coat.” or “Shall we set off early why the traffic is bad?”. They must use it in speech where it’s less noticeable, and the first few times I read it, I put it down to autocorrect, but it’s gone on too long now. There’s a few that are guilty, it’s not just one person.
I want to say something but how, without sounding like a teacher?!
JustJoinedRightNow · 03/11/2018 07:31
I was coming on to correct you and go “erm, it’s “proof”” haha. Ugh annoying. YANBU OP
Oysterbabe · 03/11/2018 07:39
I've never heard anyone say this but I love it when people mix metaphors. It reminds me of my dear mum who did this all the time. Someone on here recently was talking about not trusting someone with a 10ft barge pole
SnowWhitesRestingBitchFace · 03/11/2018 07:40
I just don't understand how anyone could confuse bought and brought.
RabbityMcRabbit · 03/11/2018 07:45
My mum says "corpus mentis" rather than "compos mentis". Makes me crazy every time I hear it!! What's more is, she insists she's the one who's correct!! I've given up correcting her...
CathKidneyston · 03/11/2018 07:51
MIL says “pantomine “ and it gives me the rage. I shout “Mime! It’s pantomime!” thus ruining many a Christmas.
.....and don’t anybody dare say “ Oh no it isn’t!”
MamaLovesMango · 03/11/2018 08:03
Argh! That’s infuriating!
‘Good’ ones from my ILs:
Chipot-el as opposed to chipot-lay
Pin-o Grigio as opposed to peen-oh Grigio
Gives me the rage.
LaBelleSausage · 03/11/2018 08:05
Oh god, on route!!!!
I think I need a lie down
LaBelleSausage · 03/11/2018 08:07
JustJoinedRightNow I’m sorry for upsetting you but I’m so glad it’s not just me who gets irrationally annoyed by this one
MamaLovesMango · 03/11/2018 08:07
Oh I forgot the best one!
‘This pasta isn’t cooked yet, it’s still al dente.’
WTF?! Pasta is meant to be al dente. If it wasn’t cooked it’d be undercooked!!
I am aware I sound like someone from Overheard in Waitrose.
LaBelleSausage · 03/11/2018 08:13
I almost feel like ‘The truth is in the pudding’ could be the name for a bizarre murder mystery where a downtrodden housewife kills her husband on stir up Sunday, then stashes the murder weapon in her Christmas pudding mix and carries on cooking.
She means to dispose of the pudding later but it’s taken by...her scullery maid? Some pesky kids? Anyway, all is revealed on Christmas Day when little Albert dives into his Christmas Pud in the hope of finding a silver sixpence but instead finds a Beretta.
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