"Speak to that."

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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

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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
> operated.
>
> 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 [1818]" Stanza 44, George Noel Gordon,
> Lord Byron [1788-1824]

      --------  talking about Italian, right?

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