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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 164. The proverb today is " The

  • proof of the pudding is in the eating. " Okay. Let's take a look at the note here.

  • If someone says the proof of the pudding is in the eating,

  • it means that one is only able to measure or judge something after one has

  • actually tried it or experienced it. So you can't just listen to what other

  • people say, you got to do it yourself. Then once you do it yourself, you'll

  • really know. So uh it's a little bit similar to you know, experience is the

  • best teacher in some ways. But or you won't really know what is correct and

  • what is right until you actually try it or experience it yourself. All right. So

  • let's continue here. The earliest citing of this phrase is by William

  • Comden in 1605. Here is his quote. All the proof ... Now remember this is 1600. So they

  • spelled proof differently. They have an extra "E" here. All the proof of the

  • pudding is in the eating. Okay. From a book called "Remains of a

  • Greater Worke Concerning Brittane . " Yeah. Basically that's it. And remember

  • they spelled work with an extra "E" here as well. Let's continue. The origin is

  • sometimes misattributed to Cervantes. So some people think Cervantes had this

  • in his book from a line in :Don Quixote" which is you know, the main book that

  • that Cervantes wrote. However the translation is not really

  • exact at all. Although the meaning is kind of similar , but the translation is

  • is completely different. Here is the quote from Don Quixote " Al freir de

  • los huevos lo vera. Okay. So if you translate this

  • to English, it basically means this literally translates if you will see it

  • when or you will see it when you fry the eggs.

  • Yeah. I guess so. So yeah. Al freir I think that means like upon frying. De los

  • huevos the eggs, of the eggs. It's a plural. Lo vera, It's the future tense.

  • You will see it. So that's what they mean. So , so I guess you know, you'll see what

  • they look like what it's done. When you experienced it. It's kind of similar in

  • the meaning. But again. It's not an exact translation at all. Let's

  • continue. They say when this proverb was formed...

  • When it first came out like in the early 1600s, proof used to mean more like test

  • or tryout rather than the meaning of evidence today. Yet today we have proof,

  • we think of evidence. It's the same thing, but back in 1600 , proof actually meant

  • more like to, to try it or to test it. Okay which means which , which you could

  • understand the meaning more if you say the proof or you know, the testing of the

  • pudding is in the eating. So if you kind of think about it that way. Okay. Let's

  • continue. All right. All right. And we have, we have a couple of

  • examples here. So example number one. You'll never really know if you like it

  • or not until you try it. The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

  • Yes. This is a perfect way that we might hear it used. Or number two here. Many

  • chefs will sample taste dishes as they are preparing them. You know, they'll

  • taste the sauce or they'll taste this or that to make sure it is just right. The

  • proof is in the ... the proof of the pudding is in the eating.

  • Okay. Oh yeah. I wanted to mention one other note here which I think I kind of

  • skipped. Sometimes... So sometimes people will just shorten this phrase to the

  • proof of the pudding. And some people say that yes you may not get the whole

  • meaning if you just say the proof of the pudding. Or the proof is in the pudding.

  • Sometimes people will say that too but the real full

  • proverb is the proof of the pudding is in the eating.

  • Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it was clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 164. The proverb today is " The

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英語の家庭教師ニックPの箴言 (164) プリンの証拠は食べることにある (English Tutor Nick P Proverbs (164) The Proof of the Pudding is in the Eating)

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