You probably didn't notice that the title of my Live Journal had changed. Since the beginning, I'd misquoted Lewis Carroll. My old title was "To speak of many things . . ." I thought that was correct. I guess I didn't bother to check the source. I discovered the error recently while reading some Lewis Carroll poetry. The passage really goes "To talk of many things:"
A google search indicates the misquote is a common mistake. Just curious: how many of my lj friends noticed the misquote in my title?
LC made the right selection, choosing 'talk' over 'speak.' Speak is a unary verb where 'talk' is bi-directional. And after all, the Walrus and the Carpenter did crave an exchange with the row of oysters.
In my case though, perhaps 'speak' is more accurate.