talk about

Definitions

  • He talked proud and high learnt about 'em
    He talked proud and high learnt about 'em
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v talk about discuss or mention "They spoke of many things"
    • v talk about to consider or examine in speech or writing "The author talks about the different aspects of this question","The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

TALKING ABOUT THE CENTENNIAL TALKING ABOUT THE CENTENNIAL
Ribby talks to Dutchess about pies Ribby talks to Dutchess about pies
What were they talking about, Jane What were they talking about, Jane
Talking about the day Talking about the day

Quotations

  • George Glass
    George Glass
    “An actor is a guy who, if you ain't talking about him, he ain't listening.”
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Eleanor%20Roosevelt
    “It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”
  • Wilson Mizner
    Wilson%20Mizner
    “Don't talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.”
  • Bob Dylan
    Bob%20Dylan
    “All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.”
  • William Hazlitt
    William%20Hazlitt
    “I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about.”
  • Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
    “The future? Like unwritten books and unborn children, you don't talk about it.”

Usage

In literature:

But that candidates should come down to Percycross and talk about purity there, was a thing abominable to him.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
He had not come there to talk about Brodrick, or to think about him.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
I let people talk of me, and so I talk about them.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
She had not received a single offer worth talking about.
"Vixen, Volume I." by M. E. Braddon
He talked about things that nobody was talking about at all.
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
But, what then would we talk about?
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
Talk about your down-to-the-minute costumes!
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
But, dear aunt, don't let us talk about it at once.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
I am sure I never can make out what you are talking about.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
What were you two talking about all last evening?
"A Pessimist" by Robert Timsol
Always as they sewed together Elizabeth was tempted to talk about the subject, but something held her back.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
That is why the two city men in the London train, if they are not talking about golf, may be talking about gardening.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
Or if you must talk a little more, talk about Conrad and Sally.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
She never talks about the ranch much, or even worries about whether Phoebe is keeping the windows washed.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
What are you talking about, Dulce?
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
Lone agreed with her, even though he did not know what she was talking about.
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
We have more interests in common, more things to talk about.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
These must be the society people the newspapers were always talking about.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
For now Peter had found something to talk about.
"Rose MacLeod" by Alice Brown
She disliked all talk about the future world.
"The New Warden" by Mrs. David G. Ritchie
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In poetry:

AMONGST THE HIGHLY PLACED
It is considered low to talk about food.
The fact is: they have
Already eaten.
"From A German War Primer" by Bertolt Brecht
I had a lot to talk about,
And said to him "Good day."
But he got up to walk about,
And so I went away -
"Upon the Road to Rockabout" by C J Dennis
I would not give this story fame
If there were room to doubt it,
But when he learned to talk, he came
And told me all about it.
"A Secret" by John Charles McNeill
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase each other
doesn't make any sense
"Out Beyond Ideas" by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
And after the space of some hours his disciples came near him and
bowed themselves to the ground and said, 'Master, talk to us about
God, for thou hast the perfect knowledge of God, and no man save
thee hath this knowledge.'
"The Teacher Of Wisdom" by Oscar Wilde
I baulks a bit at that; an' she sez, '"Well,
There ain't no cause at all for you to feel
Modest about the things you 'ave to tell;
An' wot you says wonderfully reel.
Your talk" - an' 'ere I seen 'er eyelids flick -- "Makes me 'omesick".
"A Digger's Tale" by C J Dennis

In news:

The volleyball player and two-time silver medalist talked about her sports career and about the importance of a good education.
No butts about it, the air is thick with talk about smoking at the fair.
When I'm out and about networking, speaking, and training, I'm often talking about negotiating away the pay gap.
SEC blogger Chris Low talks about Will Muschamp's reaction to Nick Saban's comments about the Sugar Bowl.
Catch this video of Chris talking about how the song came about - with studio footage and personal insights from Chris.
While the national debate about the so-called "fiscal cliff" has focused on taxes and budget cuts, legislators and the president should be talking about entitlement and tax reform, said US Rep Pat Tiberi (R-Genoa Township).
A few folks are talking about Texas seceding from the union, but on Bolivar Peninsula the talk is about seceding from Galveston County.
When you talk about the scene in New York City in the '70s and early '80s, you can't just talk about musicians.
When you do interviews, you can't talk about your issues, because it's really the only thing the press wants to talk about.
To hear her TED talk about the "Before I Die" project, visit www.ted.com/talks.
Marge Dahl talks about her son, Matt, while her husband, Mike Dahl , talks to Alabama State Trooper Jason Fox following a groundbreaking on a baseball field honoring their son at Legacy Elementary.
NORMAN — Norman has been talking about high- density development for several months, but the talk Tuesday night at the Norman City Council was "no.".
Do you think Al Sharpton appreciates the irony of his being invited to the White House Tuesday to talk taxes with President Obama?That is, to talk about Obama's plan to ram through steep tax.
This morning Lisanne sat down to talk with Dr Patrick McGrael, a Texoma Medical Center urologist about a topic few want to talk about.
Joe Dumars talks about drafting Brandon Knight Dumars talks about Knight's worth ethic, character and comparison to Chauncey Billups Watch video.
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In science:

It is somewhat complicated to talk about combinatorial complexes in purely combinatorial terms.
Diagrams with Selection and Method for Constructing Boundedly Generated and Boundedly Simple Groups
However one cannot measure both fields at the same time and in quantum mechanics it makes no sense to talk about the values of both electric and magnetic fields simultaneously.
An invitation to quantum tomography (II)
It does, however, make sense to talk about the value of any linear combination of the two fields, say cos(f)q + sin(f) p.
An invitation to quantum tomography (II)
Similar to 2-forms (and symplectic groupoids), one can talk about the multiplicativity of various other structures.
Generalized complex structures and Lie brackets
Einstein never talks about an action principle in his paper.
Can one tell Einstein's unimodular theory from Einstein's general relativity?
Note that we can also talk about τ -representations for representations ρ into PSL(2, C), since the trace of the commutator is well-defined.
Generalized Markoff Maps and McShane's Identity
Thus we can talk about the probability that G ∈ Bg has some particular property.
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds
When we talk about computable queries later on, we mean Turing computable with respect to the chosen encoding and data structures.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
If the Eω have the structure of C ∗ -algebras, and the space of continuous sections Γ is closed under multiplication and the ∗ operation, we will talk about a C ∗ algebra bundle.
2-C*-categories with non-simple units
Thus we can talk about the value of an instanton at infinity.
Random partitions and instanton counting
However, we keep the notation A[F ] instead of Fq [F ], when we talk about modules over this ring only to emphasize the Drinfeld module action given by A.
The Mordell-Lang Theorem for finitely generated subgroups of a semiabelian variety defined over a finite field
For technical reasons we still have to talk about games in which Breaker starts.
Positional games on random graphs
Since these stars are not necessarily disjoint, formally we will talk about ordered pairs of vertices: the winning sets are denoted by Wv = {(v , u) : u ∈ V }, v ∈ C .
Positional games on random graphs
Let us emphasize that we are talking about correlation functions here, i.e., normalized by the variance.
Applying Free Random Variables to Random Matrix Analysis of Financial Data. Part I: A Gaussian Case
Hence in the statement here we might as well talk about R cSS instead of RΦP .
GV-sheaves, Fourier-Mukai transform, and Generic Vanishing
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