- From Middle English witteren, witeren, of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse vitra ("to make wise, make sure"), from Proto-Germanic *witrōnan (“to make wise”), from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (“to know”). Cognate with Icelandic vitra ("to make wise, make certain"), Icelandic vitur ("wise"). More at wit, wis. (Wiktionary)
“In point of fact, he gets paid (handsomely) to witter on in a quintessentially superficial and shallow way about his thoughts on pork chops, the NBA, teenage sex parties, and free trade.”
“Being a professor of management, Lee is duty-bound to witter on about governance structures and such, which he does at length, but his main point is simple, indeed trivial: it's prudent to treat people the way Diab was treated.”
“Meanwhile the Usual Suspects ™ witter on about that phantasmal, oxymoronic contruction, "liberal fascism.”
“Clearly, I could witter on about this play for screens and screens.”
“Preferably they'll be human (Meryl Streep and Julie Walters form a conga-line of shoulders to cry on in Mamma Mia!) but if not, you can always witter into a tape recorder in lieu of a voiceover.”
“A decade or so later, when I had somehow managed to con a number of apparently intelligent people into paying me good money to witter on about nothing in particular, I was sent to Monaco to talk to Ed Moses.”
“The US has a black president and all we want to do is witter over the fashion jargon for the exact shade of his wife's frock.”
“I could witter on about stone age barbarians who if they want to live under Sharia law etc etc but they have a right to free speech and no matter how offensive should not of been prosecuted.”
“They just sit and the sidelines and witter on, offering inexpert opinions and witless criticisms.”
“One by one the laws are being introduced to enslave us and the opposition just witter on about Damian Green, there is more going on than that; bite the bullet Cameron and start the fight back, there may just be enough time today, there probably won't be come 2010.”
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