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  • Feifei: Hello and welcome to The English We Speak. I'm Feifei.

  • Rob: And I'm Rob. Feifei, feeling hungry?

  • Feifei: Rob, they smell amazing!

  • Rob: Almost there. We're having a special treat today... waffles!

  • Feifei: Rob is making waffles, those lovely,

  • crispy little cakes with raised squares on the surface.

  • Rob: Absolutely! My favourite. But what are we going to put on them?

  • Feifei: Oh that's simple, strawberries and syrup.

  • What about you?

  • Rob: OK, I'm not so sure. I mean, I used to

  • always love them with honey and bananas.

  • But they do taste amazing with melted chocolate.

  • Or... with cream.

  • You know, I recently tried one with

  • peanut butter, not a good experience.

  • I guess strawberries would be

  • worth trying... Or mango.

  • But only if the mangoes are fresh...

  • Feifei: Rob?

  • Rob: Yes?

  • Feifei: Can you stop waffling on?

  • Rob: Ah, very clever. Perfect time to use

  • that phrase! I do need to stop waffling on,

  • don't I?

  • Feifei: Yes, please. To 'waffle on' means

  • to talk and talk without saying anything very useful or interesting.

  • Rob: I am sometimes guilty of that.

  • Let's hear a few more examples.

  • I think I did really badly in the interview.

  • I wasn't sure how to answer the

  • questions, so I just waffled on.

  • Meetings with Frank are frustrating.

  • He always waffles on about unimportant

  • things. Someone needs to have a word with him.

  • I used to find her blog really interesting

  • and inspiring, but these days

  • she just waffles on about her pet tortoise.

  • Feifei: There we are. To waffle on. At least

  • we don't waffle on in this programme,

  • do we Rob?

  • Rob: Well, I must admit that sometimes

  • people have said I do talk rather a lot,

  • especially when it's about travel or

  • languages... which reminds me I really

  • should book my next holiday...

  • I've been considering Croatia, though I...

  • Feifei: Rob?

  • Rob: Ah. Am I waffling on?

  • Feifei: I'm afraid so.

  • Rob: Ooh, it's waffle time!

  • Feifei: Great. Hopefully these tasty

  • waffles will keep you quiet for a while.

  • Rob: Are you saying the waffles will

  • stop me waffling on?

  • Feifei: Yup! Now, enough talk... Oh, these

  • waffles are delicious.

  • Rob: Not bad, eh?!

  • Feifei: Bye.

  • Rob: Bye.

Feifei: Hello and welcome to The English We Speak. I'm Feifei.

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Waffle on: The English We Speak

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    Evangeline posted on 2018/10/17
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