New Feature: Words That Need To Be Used More Often

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.

Comments

  1. I just thought you should know that I strongly support the use of archaic verbiage. "Whilst" is regularly used in my everyday vocabulary.

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