So Mitchell was at fashion camp to talk to the girls about preparation.
Neither he nor any of his family will talk on the record or discuss the case.
My boys have been slow to walk and talk, impossible to potty-train, and refused to give up breast-feeding.
More financially stressed Americans are discovering however that banks don't want to talk to them.
The Bettencourt affair,” he said, “is something you can talk about for three minutes or you can talk about for eight days.
"It's very hard for a man to talk to his son in the way that a stranger can," he said.
I've been wanting to get a look at that country and a talk with you, Bill, for a month.
Please excuse me, but I'm really so tired that it is painful to me to talk.
I made up my mind while I heard you talk I'd get a few things off my chest.
Yes do, give me your arm; we will go into the cloisters and talk there.
early 13c., talken, probably a diminutive or frequentative form related to Middle English tale "story," ultimately from the same source as tale (cf. hark from hear, stalk from steal) and replacing that word as a verb. East Frisian has talken "to talk, chatter, whisper." Related: Talked; talking.
To talk shop is from 1854. To talk turkey is from 1824, supposedly from an elaborate joke about a swindled Indian. To talk back "answer impudently or rudely" is from 1869. Phrase talking head is by 1966 in the jargon of television production, "an in-tight closeup of a human head talking on television." In reference to a person who habitually appears on television in talking-head shots (usually a news anchor), by 1970. The phrase is used earlier, in reference to the well-known magic trick (e.g. Senior Wences talking head-in-the-box trick on the "Ed Sullivan Show"), and to actual talking heads in mythology around the world (e.g. Orpheus, Bran).
late 15c., "speech, discourse, conversation," from talk (v.). Meaning "informal lecture or address" is from 1859. Talk of the town first recorded 1620s. Talk show first recorded 1965; talk radio is from 1985.
chat, tool, networking, messaging
A Unix program and protocol supporting conversation between two or more users who may be logged into the same computer or different computers on a network. Variants include ntalk, ytalk, and ports or emulators of these programs for other platforms.
Unix has the talk program and protocol and its variants xtalk and ytalk for the X Window System; VMS has phone; Windows for Workgroups has chat. ITS also has a talk system. These split the screen into separate areas for each user.
Unix's write command can also be used, though it does not attempt to separate input and output on the screen.
Users of such systems are said to be in talk mode which has many conventional abbreviations and idioms. Most of these survived into chat jargon, but many fell out of common use with the migration of user prattle from talk-like systems to chat systems in the early 1990s. These disused talk-specific forms include:
"BYE?" - are you ready to close the conversation? This is the standard way to end a talk-mode conversation; the other person types "BYE" to confirm, or else continues the conversation.
"JAM"/"MIN" - just a minute
"O" - "over" (I have stopped talking). Also "/" as in x/y - x over y, or two newlines (the latter being the most common).
"OO" - "over and out" - end of conversation.
"\" - Greek lambda.
"R U THERE?" - are you there?
"SEC" - wait a second.
"/\/\/" - laughter. But on a MUD, this usually means "earthquake fault".
See also talk bomb.