In the same spirit as my "English Usage That Annoys Me" (EUTAM) series, I present Words That Need To Be Used More Often (WTNTBUMO). Ok, the acronyms are a bit out of control...
Today's entry: Whilst.
Wiktionary thinks it sounds "pedantic or pompous." I don't know. I just like it.
I mean, which sounds better:
I am eating a sandwich while driving my hovercraft around the lake, or
I am eating a sandwich whilst driving my hovercraft around the lake?
Whilst. Use it wisely, and often. Let's bring it back.