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Subject:RE: In love with a word From:"Saunders, Ian, VF UK" <Ian -dot- Saunders -at- vodafone -dot- com> To:"Anthony Kelly" <alkelly71 -at- hotmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Thu, 5 Jan 2006 09:34:43 -0000
Who mentioned "utilised"? We're talking about "while" and "whilst".
"Whilst" is perfectly plain English to most non-American English-speakers. It may be "quaint", but it's every bit as understandable as (and only one letter longer than) "while".
Oh, and I'm an advocate of plain English too. :-)
Anthony Kelly wrote:
> IMO, Why use an archaic term like "whilst" when "while" will
> do? Why use
> "utilised" instead of "used"? It isn't a creative writing exercise.
> I don't think the issue here is specifically to do with "British" or
> "American" english, it is more to do with using plain
> english, of which I,
> amongst many, am an advocate ;o)
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