Or, as David Byrne puts it,
You start a conversation you can't even finish it.
You're talkin' a lot, but you're not sayin' anything.
When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed.
Say something once, why say it again?
I tried this out at a seminar the other day. I raised my hand, and in as low, slow, and calm voice as I could muster (given the inflammatory topic), I asked my question. The speaker replied with "Oh that's a very good question, but I'll get to that later." He never did answer my question. Sigh.
I asked a later question, again using the big dog recipe. He asked for clarification, and I explained in big dog terms.
All on a day when I didn't have Dottie Dog hair.