[texhax] And whilst we're at it

Philip G. Ratcliffe philip.ratcliffe at uninsubria.it
Tue Mar 3 12:30:06 CET 2009

> >>> Guardian Style
> > 
> > An oxymoron, surely!
> > 
> >>> pretentious or archaic.
> > 
> > Sums me up beautifully!
> Surely not, Sir : "pretentious /and/ archaic", maybe :-)
> For myself, I use "while" to indicate a parallel or
> collateral passage of time, whilst I use "whilst" to
> indicate a contrast (as in this sentence).  I do not
> know if this distinction is also made by others.

I believe this to be indeed common usage among those who wish to avail
themselves of the richness of the English language whilst the rest are
apparently quite happy to linguistically castrate themselves - a pity!

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