Hearing this again on a major television news network prompted me to start this series. This phrase came from a saying which has undergone a change simply due to carelessness. The original phrase, “Walk the talk,” started in the 1980’s I believe. It meant that someone’s actions backed up his words or those of an organization he had pledged allegiance to. It was a catchy and concise way to say this. “Walk the walk” doesn’t convey the original intended message.