I love analyzing my native language, American English, and helping non-native speakers make sense of it. I've been doing this for fun with friends who speak English as a second language for nearly 30 years. I would like to first thank A.D., C.F. and E.A., and now P.G., for inspiring me to finally write this stuff down!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Hemming and hawing
If someone is 'hemming and hawing,' it means they're stalling on making a (perhaps big) decision.
-I wish he'd just make up his mind!
-All this hemming and hawing is getting old.