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Michael Hamm filted:
I take exception to the Subject line of this thread. I am not Baconn.

My mother was an extra in the movie "Jeanne Eagels", which starred Agnes Moorehead..
Agnes Moorehead was in "How the West Was Won" with Eli Wallach..

And Eli Wallach was in "Mystic River" with Kevin Bacon..

If we're not all Bacon here, we may nonetheless be sausage, because we're all linked..r
Michael Hamm filted:

I take exception to the Subject line of this thread. I am not Baconn.

My mother was an extra in the movie "Jeanne Eagels", which starred Agnes Moorehead.. Agnes Moorehead was in "How the ... "Mystic River" with Kevin Bacon.. If we're not all Bacon here, we may nonetheless be sausage, because we're all linked.

And here's the link: .

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Michael West:
A version I've seen on wall-posters here is: "You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?"

I consider this the standard form of the expression.
It is supposed to mean that leading by example is better than just talking. ...

But that's not what I take it to mean. To me it means "You're giving the impression that you're capable of doing those things, but can you really do them? Are you really a or just a poseur?"

Which is not something I'd expect to appear on a poster, so maybe Michael's interpretation is correct in the context of the poster.
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Michael West:

If he can talk the talk, but doesn't walk the walk, he's all hat and no cattle.
} Michael Hamm filted:
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}>I take exception to the Subject line of this thread. I am not Baconn. }
} My mother was an extra in the movie "Jeanne Eagels", which starred Agnes } Moorehead..
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} Agnes Moorehead was in "How the West Was Won" with Eli Wallach.. }
} And Eli Wallach was in "Mystic River" with Kevin Bacon.. }
} If we're not all Bacon here, we may nonetheless be sausage, because we're all } linked..r
But he wasn't in the credits, though, was he? There's someone here that didn't believe it was him. Say, wasn't that June Carter Cash that Kevin Bacon interviewed at one point? I didn't see her in the credits, either.

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Michael West:

I don't see a great deal of difference, except that your paraphrase is a bit more direct and provocative.
Michael West
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I always assumed it derived from the well-known "If it talks like a duck and walks like a duck..." Re. ... I would take either as being a joke or a mistake. I expect 'talks the talk and walks the walk'.

And I suspect that it is derived from the pious pseudo-scriptural jargon of some evangelical Protestant Christians who use terms like "backslidden" in their everyday conversation.
Among that jargon is the term "Christian walk".
This refers to the model of Christian behaviour and the way of life that Christians are expected to live.
About 25 years ago such people began saying things like "He talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk" in other words, uses all the right in-jargon of a particular Christian sub-culture, but doesn't practise the virtues that go with it, and practises the vices that are incompatible with it envy, malice, gossip, back-biting, quarrels, slander, and, of course, the big three, the most serious ones of all: drinking, smoking and swearing.

Talking the talk but not walking the walk is the prelude to taking a step back onto the slippery slope on which one becomes backslidden.

I think it is fairly easy to see how "He talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk" developed, a few years later, into "Walk the talk" as an exhortation.

And since people who said such things often belonged to "Christian businessmen's fellowships", it probably quickly spread into general businesa jargon from there.
This is based on personal impressions and observations. No doubt proper scientific historical language studies would show that another explanation is more tenable.

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I always assumed it derived from the well-known "If it ... mistake. I expect 'talks the talk and walks the walk'.

And I suspect that it is derived from the pious pseudo-scriptural jargon of some evangelical Protestant Christians who use terms like "backslidden" in their everyday conversation.

I got it from "Full Metal Jacket". "You talk the talk, do you walk the walk?"
(snip)

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The earliest Proquest cite I can find for the standard version is from 1969: Congressional 'Doings' Washington Post, Jul 25, ... of his friends from AA was saying in his office, "I've walked the walk so I can talk the talk."

It's interesting that the context is drugs and alcohol. Looking on IMDB, I see that there's a 1970 film entitled Walk the Walk , whose plot is summarized as
A young black theological student battles against his heroin addiction and alcoholism.

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