Alison Murie sagehen7470 at ATT.NET
Thu May 21 22:21:45 UTC 2009

On May 20, 2009, at 11:23 AM, Arnold Zwicky wrote:

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> Poster:       Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at STANFORD.EDU>
> Subject:      walker-talker
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> overheard yesterday: "I'm a walker-talker", with the explanation:
> "someone who walks and talks on the phone".
> didn't get any similar hits -- instead, mentions of a communication
> device called the WalkerTalker, references to a child who is "a late
> walker/talker", a "walker talker doll", and irrelevancies.
> certainly the modern world is full of walker-talkers in the first
> sense above.
> arnold
My first thought on seeing this head was of something arising out of
"talking the talk with (or without) walking the walk." The latter
being a charge brought frequently these days against Pres. Obama.

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