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PUDDING PROOF

THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING.

Submitter comment: HEARD THIS UTTERED BY BEA SHELLY, MY LANDLADY,
ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS

Data entry tech comment: BEA OBVIOUSLY HAS A FRAGMENTED MIND. (INSTRUCTORS COMMENT)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; THE PROOF OF THE PUDDING IS IN THE EATING.

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CUSTOM

IT IS TRADITIONAL FOR ROMANIAN GYPSY BRIDES TO HANG OUT A BLOODY
SHEET THE MORNING AFTER HER WEDDING NIGHT, TO PROVE THAT SHE HAD
KEPT HER CHASTITY UNTIL HER WEDDING NIGHT.
NON-VIRGINS WOULD TRADITIONALLY POUR CHICKEN BLOOD ON THE SHEETS
TO MAKE IT APPEAR THAT THEY WERE VIRGINS.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PROOF OF VIRGINITY ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Day after wedding

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Proverb

Like water off a duck's back.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600, V200] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): ADAPTABILITY ; BIRD ; DUCK ; Resilience ; WATER ; Waterproof

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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Proverb

Seeing is believing.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BELIEF ; Believe ; Maxim ; Proof ; PROVERB ; See ; Sight ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Seeing is believing.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BELIEF ; Believe ; Believing ; Maxim ; Proof ; PROVERB ; See ; Seeing ; Sight ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Seeing is believing.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Believe ; Believing ; Maxim ; Proof ; PROVERB ; See ; Sight ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

It's better to keep silent and let people think you are stupid than to open your mouth and prove it.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

You can't recall someone?

Where learned: J L HUDSONS

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; Mouth ; Proof ; PROVERB ; SILENCE ; Stupid ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Actions speak louder than words.

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Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON

Keyword(s): ACTIONS ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; EVIDENCE ; Loud ; Maxim ; Proof ; PROVERB ; Speak ; VERSE ; Volume ; WORDS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Consume ; COOK ; COOKING ; Eat ; EATING ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; Proof ; PROVERB ; Pudding ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Retort

Is that a water proof shirt you have on?

No, Why?

That's a pisser of a tie you've got on.

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Motifs Added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Taste?

Keyword(s): INSULT ; Language ; Pisser ; RETORT ; Shirt ; SLANG ; Tease ; Tie ; Waterproof

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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WITCH TEST

THE PERSON SUSPECTED OF BEING A WITCH IS TIED AND THROWN
INTO THE WATER. IF SHE ESCAPES, SHE IS A WITCH AND MUST BE
BURNED. IF SHE DROWNS THIS MEANS SHE WAS NOT A WITCH.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; FREMONT

Keyword(s): Burn ; Drown ; Proof ; TEST ; Trial ; Witch ; Witchcraft

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Witch Shaman

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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