LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||24/OUT/2005 4:38 PM|
Rick nailed this one. "Talk about hot" is not the same as "Speaking of hot". "Talk about X" does not require prior mention of "X". "Speaking of X" does require prior mention of "X".
Talk about hot, the thermometer must be about to explode. (maybe someone mentioned the weather, and maybe the speaker just wants to call attention to it)
Speaking of hot, the thermometer must be about to explode. (someone has already mentioned hot weather).
Speaking of luck (being lucky), that son of a gun won a hundred bucks in the lottery today. (someone has already mentioned luck or someone being lucky)
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