...put your money where your mouth is

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PixelMover
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In reply to photohp, 10 months ago

photohp wrote:

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photohp wrote:

You logic is all wrong. "Putting your money were your mouth is" means buying it or not buying.

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Incorrect. The phrase 'to put one's money where one's mouth is has nothing to do with wallets and shopping.

It means to back up your wild claims with actions to show you can deliver on them.

My post was about people who openly claim to know better than Nikon, who claim they are better desgners, managers, developers, marketers. To them I said, show me what you can do.

It originated from people making wild boasts and claims and people then betting their own money against them on being able to show that they could actually deliver on those claims. In that contrext, my use of the idiom was correct.

It is easy to declare superiority from behind a keyboard, but how about proving it?

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Take pictures like Jiro makes Sushi.

No mate, you go it wrong. As I said in this case the way this saying applies is for those who support it to buy it and prove that is a good camera, and for those who do, use something else to show the opposite.

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I -respectfully- disagree. You can't just change the original meaning of an idiom/proverb and claim that because it now suits your interpretation, the use is correct. I can use a pair of pliers to hammer a nail into the wall and it will work, but that doesn't mean it is now a hammer.

In your situation, with regards to buying cameras, the appropriate use would be if someone is boasting about pre-ordering 4 Df bodies and if someone calls him on that, he actually goes out and buys 4 to prove he was not boasting.

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Take pictures like Jiro makes Sushi.

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