Waffle on 嘮嘮叨叨 東拉西扯

Rob is an expert at making delicious waffles. But not all waffling is a good thing, as we find out.
Believe it or not, not all waffles are good!

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內容簡介

鬆餅 “waffle” 是一種點心,是不少人鍾愛的食品。由 “waffle + on” 組成的動詞片語 “waffle on” 可描述人在生活中含糊其詞,絮叨地講述沒有意思的事情。節目中,Rob 為什麼事情在 “waffle on”?

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Feifei
大家好,歡迎來到 BBC 英語教學的《道地英語》節目。我是馮菲菲。

Rob
And I’m Rob. Hey Feifei, feeling hungry?

Feifei
Rob, they smell amazing!

Rob
Almost there. We’re having a special treat today – waffles!

Feifei
Rob 正在做 waffles 鬆餅,就是那種看上去像格子餅的點心。

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

Feifei
Oh that’s simple: strawberries and syrup. What about you?

Rob
OK, but 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! Yes, I do need to stop waffling on.

Feifei
這個由鬆餅 “waffle” 加上介係詞 “on” 組成的動詞片語 “waffle on” 的意思是嘮嘮叨叨的說了一堆沒有任何意義的事情。

Rob
Mm, I am sometimes guilty of that. Let’s hear a few more examples.

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
這裡是 BBC 英語教學的《道地英語》節目。這集節目裡教給大家的表達是 “waffle on”,它可以描述一個人絮絮叨叨,瞎扯了一堆沒用的事兒。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
Oh yeah, 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
Mm, not bad, eh?!

Feifei
Bye.

Rob
Bye-bye.

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