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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.
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On April 13th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC), misswrite commented:
Didn't notice. ;)
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On April 13th, 2010 09:58 am (UTC), 7ony replied:
While googling, I learned that the Carpenter was an arbitrary companion for the Walrus. It could have been a Butterfly or a Baronet. LC left the final decision up to the illustrator John Tenniel.
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On April 13th, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC), misswrite replied:
That John, he chose wisely!
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