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A Loss for Words

Americans may mean what they say, but they can't always summon the language to say what they mean.

By John Powers
Globe Staff / February 8, 2004

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I don't know how many times I've heard it, or read it, even in this newspaper: "The proof is in the pudding." "No, it isn't," I want to scream. "The proof of the pudding is in the eating." Cervantes wrote that four centuries ago. And don't get me started about having your cake and eating it, too. You have to ... (Full Article: 662 Words)

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