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    talk about ... !

    Hi

    A young boy was listening to something his grandparents were talking about. They talked about some strange goings-on by the river in a certain town.


    He had understood almost nothing, but he had sensed the
    atmosphere, something dark and sinister and shivery, not
    entirely dismissed by his grandfather’s sturdy verdict of
    ‘Complete nonsense. Talk about heathen! We ’re worse
    than heathen to give such things a moment’s thought!’

    Does it mean something like: And you talk about heathen! We're worse then them ...

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    Re: talk about ... !

    'talk about ...' is usually used in conversation to emphasise what follows, 'heathen' in your example. This has probably not been mentioned before.

    'talking of/ about ...' is used in conversation when you want to say more on a subject which is being discussed, or move on to a related subject.

    A. You've met Henry. What did you think of him?
    B. Henry? Talk about boring! He makes watching grass grow seem fascinating.
    A: Talking about grass growing, I was mowing our lawn yesterday, when ....'

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    Re: talk about ... !

    OK. I think I understand it.

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    Re: talk about ... !

    talk - definition. American English definition of talk by Macmillan Dictionary
    talk about...
    spoken
    used for emphasizing something
    Talk about cold – I was freezing!
    Talk about being lazy – she wouldn’t move an inch!
    Is being necessary?

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