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'Waiting on'

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floozle Thu 16-Dec-10 21:11:49

Ok is it me or have I got this completely wrong? I have read so much about people 'waiting on' things to arrive (from mail-order companies etc). I always thought that 'waiting on' referred to people who worked in restaurants etc. Should it not be 'waiting for'? confused

GrimmaTheNome Thu 16-Dec-10 21:19:18

Its an americanism. See the usage discussion in here.

EthelredRedRobin Thu 16-Dec-10 21:20:34

Thinks it's also a bit of a northern thing?

floozle Thu 16-Dec-10 21:21:50

It just sounds so wrong and silly.

MrsColumbo Thu 16-Dec-10 21:42:26

i think it is a regional dialect thing -it is an expression in use where I live.

nickeldonkeycarrymary Fri 17-Dec-10 13:10:15

it is American - we used to use it at Burger King.

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