I’m Not Slithering!
I was texting a friend about the fact that I am swithering between a couple of options for what to do tomorrow.
The auto correct on my iPhone kept making ‘ swithering’ ‘slithering’. A number of times.
So either I take to my belly for the evening as I decide what to do… Or swithering’ isn’t a real word.
It is a real word. Phew. Even in my English dictionary. But it does say it’s chiefly Scots.
But if you were to swither in Standard English, what would you be doing?
I had a look at “dithering” but I think it has connotations of physical indecision rather than mental?
Is there a verb, like, ambivalating?
So, if you are thinking in Standard English and are torn between two options and are oscillating between them in your mind… are you swithering? Or is there another word?