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No, Kirstie, it isnt!

(18 Posts)
phoenix Wed 10-Jun-20 20:06:28

The proof is NOT in the pudding! (10th June, probably a repeat)

Sick of this misquote over and over again.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating

(Sure I've posted this beforeblush[confused)

NfkDumpling Wed 10-Jun-20 20:11:37

It annoys me too phoenix!

EllanVannin Wed 10-Jun-20 20:15:40

It never is I'm afraid.

sodapop Wed 10-Jun-20 20:36:44

The other one usually misquoted is ' money is the root of all evil ' it should be
'The love of money is the root of all evil '.

BBbevan Wed 10-Jun-20 21:09:13

Another one is "All that glitters is not gold". The word is glisters .

grandMattie Wed 10-Jun-20 21:15:50

I agree to all. Misquoting “proverbs” is very common and very irritating!

Witzend Thu 11-Jun-20 07:59:37

Another reason not to watch anything with Kirstie in, then.
Not that I really needed another.

Sparklefizz Thu 11-Jun-20 08:33:16

grin Witzend

sodapop Thu 11-Jun-20 08:45:49

grin Witzend she is irritating though. Not so much with the property programmes but the craft ones are annoying.

Bathsheba Thu 11-Jun-20 09:01:40

At least the "all that glitters/glisters" one doesn't actually alter the entire meaning of the proverb, as the pudding and money ones do.

Floradora9 Thu 11-Jun-20 18:51:15

I am reliably told she is a nightmare to work with .

phoenix Thu 11-Jun-20 18:54:31

Oooh Floradora9, do tell!

Witzend Thu 11-Jun-20 19:07:35

I went right off her during the LLL programmes, @sodapop, I found her so smug and bossy, not to mention so often trying to get young couples to spend more than they’d bargained for.
I’ve never watched any of her craft programmes - there’d be too many foul expletives polluting our sitting room!

I forget the name of the other female property ‘expert’ who was often on TV - memory is terrible but it’ll come to me - she was IMO far more down to earth and realistic.
Sarah Beeny! That’s it.
I think one reason dh also enjoyed watching her was because of her generously sized knockers - not that I begrudged him at all. 🙂

shysal Thu 11-Jun-20 19:07:57

I have heard her and many others get this wrong. I usually shout at them!

sodapop Thu 11-Jun-20 20:37:54

Sarah Beeny seems to have disappeared from the screen now, I enjoyed her programmes as well Witzend

Kevin McCloud is another one who annoys me as well ( you see a pattern here) all his high falutin commentaries so far removed from the average person.

NfkDumpling Fri 12-Jun-20 06:11:13

I like Sarah Beeny - and so does DH. I wonder whether she’s out of favour or just moved to pastures new.

DanniRae Fri 12-Jun-20 08:05:50

I never watch anything with Kirstie in it. She is far too pleased with herself for my liking.
I agree Sarah Beeny is far more watchable smile

Lucca Fri 12-Jun-20 08:20:37

sodapop oh me too Kevin McCloud, so pretentious, talking about a building maintaining its integrity......please.