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Is 'whilst' the most overused word in these forums?

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  • LivingtheLeanDreamLivingtheLeanDream Member Posts: 13,347 Member Member Posts: 13,347 Member
    I never use the word 'whilst' (and I'm British!) and I haven't noticed any overuse on here....

    there is alot of bad grammar and spelling mistakes which gets my goat a bit but I'm not perfect either lol
    edited June 2015
  • lulucitronlulucitron Member Posts: 366 Member Member Posts: 366 Member
    It doesn't bother me but my family is British. I spell colour and other words with the extra U since I'm Canadian. It's all good to me. Now if someone says the word "moist" that's a different story. Now that's an annoying word!
  • NoIdea101NoIdeaNoIdea101NoIdea Member Posts: 659 Member Member Posts: 659 Member
    There are some things that make me proud to be British. Our language is definitely one of them, but i think that is because i am mean and i like the confusion it causes in other people.

    I am currently loving the whole 'cheeky Nando's' thing that is going around. I don't care if it is all made up, or blown out of proportion...it just sums up everything i love about this language :p
  • AdamImadAAdamImadA Member Posts: 75 Member Member Posts: 75 Member
    ]I never use the word 'whilst' (and I'm British!)

    LoL. I love all my British friends!
  • SLLRunnerSLLRunner Member Posts: 12,943 Member Member Posts: 12,943 Member
    adamklug73 wrote: »
    Yes?

    Dude.

    You're making a joke, right?

    It's a cultural difference in language.
  • bbonthebbbontheb Member Posts: 718 Member Member Posts: 718 Member
    What about Canadian talk?

    Going to wear my runners and my tuque whilst I run to the store to get some pop? Haha kidding. We don't say whilst.
  • AdamImadAAdamImadA Member Posts: 75 Member Member Posts: 75 Member
    bbontheb wrote: »
    What about Canadian talk?

    Going to wear my runners and my tuque whilst I run to the store to get some pop? Haha kidding. We don't say whilst.

    I like it though!
  • AdamImadAAdamImadA Member Posts: 75 Member Member Posts: 75 Member
    SLLRunner wrote: »
    adamklug73 wrote: »
    Yes?

    Dude.

    You're making a joke, right?

    It's a cultural difference in language.

    It's always a joke my friend!
  • SLLRunnerSLLRunner Member Posts: 12,943 Member Member Posts: 12,943 Member
    adamklug73 wrote: »
    SLLRunner wrote: »
    adamklug73 wrote: »
    Yes?

    Dude.

    You're making a joke, right?

    It's a cultural difference in language.

    It's always a joke my friend!

    Mmmm........
  • 999tigger999tigger Member Posts: 5,236 Member Member Posts: 5,236 Member
    I never use the word 'whilst' (and I'm British!) and I haven't noticed any overuse on here....

    there is alot of bad grammar and spelling mistakes which gets my goat a bit but I'm not perfect either lol

    Why is it bad grammar? Perfectly fine as far as I understand and the whole thread is just mystifying.
  • minties82minties82 Member Posts: 907 Member Member Posts: 907 Member
    I never use the word 'whilst' (and I'm British!) and I haven't noticed any overuse on here....

    there is alot of bad grammar and spelling mistakes which gets my goat a bit but I'm not perfect either lol

    Such as alot? It is a lot.

  • SLLRunnerSLLRunner Member Posts: 12,943 Member Member Posts: 12,943 Member
    999tigger wrote: »
    I never use the word 'whilst' (and I'm British!) and I haven't noticed any overuse on here....

    there is alot of bad grammar and spelling mistakes which gets my goat a bit but I'm not perfect either lol

    Why is it bad grammar? Perfectly fine as far as I understand and the whole thread is just mystifying.

    This....
  • PeachyCarolPeachyCarol Member Posts: 8,040 Member Member Posts: 8,040 Member
    I read through this thread right after I woke up and wondered if I dreamt the whole thing.

    I adore Brit speak. My family uses it quite a lot, my Nan was from Staffordshire, and passed on her way of speaking.
  • amusedmonkeyamusedmonkey Member Posts: 10,271 Member Member Posts: 10,271 Member
    Am I weird that I've never seen a word that bothered me?

    Edit: on a second thought txtng and l337 speech bother me because they take more effort to read. Glad there is none of that here.
    edited June 2015
  • PeachyCarolPeachyCarol Member Posts: 8,040 Member Member Posts: 8,040 Member
    Not even moist?
  • amusedmonkeyamusedmonkey Member Posts: 10,271 Member Member Posts: 10,271 Member
    Not even moist?

    Yep, that one does bother me.. makes me want lava cake.
  • professionalHobbyistprofessionalHobbyist Member Posts: 1,316 Member Member Posts: 1,316 Member
    Bad

    The most overused word

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    adamklug73 wrote: »
    JordisTSM wrote: »
    Does it really wind you up enough to make a thread about it?

    Few hours ago yeah. Kind of board of it now. Just a thought whilst I was making dinner....

    While you were board, were you pining away?



  • MonsoonStormMonsoonStorm Member Posts: 371 Member Member Posts: 371 Member
    I'm lost...

    Whilst you may not like it, it is a legitimate word.

    I see no reason as to why anyone would have issues with it, nor why it should be avoided.
    adamklug73 wrote: »
    JordisTSM wrote: »
    Does it really wind you up enough to make a thread about it?

    Few hours ago yeah. Kind of board of it now. Just a thought whilst I was making dinner....

    While you were board, were you pining away?

    Yeah, he's just a big sap like that.
    edited June 2015
  • MonsoonStormMonsoonStorm Member Posts: 371 Member Member Posts: 371 Member
    Am I weird that I've never seen a word that bothered me?

    I hate the word weetabix.

    Say it over and over in your head a few times, it burrows into your brain and makes you feel a little crazy.

    Perhaps it's just me...
  • beachhouse758beachhouse758 Member Posts: 371 Member Member Posts: 371 Member
    I go for "bro", bro.
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