|Subject:||"Speak to that."|
|Posted by:||Hen Hanna (henhan…@gmail.com)|
|Date:||Wed, 8 Jun 2016|
Yesterday I heard on the radio...
One broadcaster telling another : "Speak to that."
(This was the whole sentence.)
I swear I'd never heard this sentence before. HH
note: > Perhaps someone can speak to that.
in the following :
On Tuesday, December 14, 1999 at 12:00:00 AM UTC-8, D. Spencer Hines wrote:
> We note that the chemist continues to poof. Yes, Gentle Readers, that's
> "poaching out of field" --- a debilitating academic disease.
> Yet, he still has failed to respond to my posted challenge, so we shall
> transmit it to him again:
> With reference to stupid people:
> | Don't forget the folks who think that teletypes print
> | new information above material already printed. [chemist]
> The chemist continues to misrepresent what I've clearly stated on a
> number of occasions about teletype communications systems and how they
> He has already fallen on his sword over Holmes and Watson.
> His memory is severely defective.
> He probably has never learned that there is an excellent biography of
> Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's [whom he calls "Doyle"]
> creation. He should read it.
> [N.B. This is an excellent example of just how ignorant he is about
> Holmes and Watson. He does not even know that Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan
> Doyle had a compound surname. Yet he foolishly and pogueishly rushes in
> and tries to instruct people on Sherlock Holmes and his Creator. The
> man is clearly a shameless blackguard and guttersnipe. Yet he will not
> admit his manifold errors of fact, logic and interpretation.]
> It is Vincent Starrett's _The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes_, Pinnacle
> Books, New York, 1960, ISBN 0-523-00695-0. This book is not alone of
> the Holmesian biographical genre, but it is the best of the lot. I seem
> to recall something about a possible biography of Dr. Watson as well.
> Perhaps someone can speak to that.
> "I love the language, that soft bastard Latin, Which melts like kisses
> from a female mouth." --- "Beppo " Stanza 44, George Noel Gordon,
> Lord Byron [1788-1824]
-------- talking about Italian, right?