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    Speaking of/about

    Hello

    I have read this phrase lastly;
    Speaking of fascinating countries.
    Is't correct? And can I just say ; speaking about fascinating countries??


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    Re: Speaking of/about

    Could you possible give the full context? It makes it so much easier to answer.

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    Re: Speaking of/about

    I can't write the full context, but it cames as the follow:
    one someone describe a specific country as 'fascinating' , then continue writing about it, and other issues related to it,
    Then, he/she would like to write or speak about another country that is fascinating too , and he just seemed remember it because it's as fascinating as the the first one, so, he wrote ; ' speaking of fascinating countries'

    I am not sure if I made it clear.

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    Re: Speaking of/about

    This "speaking of interesting countries" is like a rejoinder- someone said something and it brought something else to your mind, like in this conversation:

    -Oh, we ate such a great cake at grandmas yesterday!
    - Speaking of food, I am hungry
    or
    - Do You know how much I earned this week?
    - Speaking of money, you still owe me $100!

    Normally we use "speaking about". Hope it makes sense :)

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