RE: In love with a word
"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".
We'll have to agree to disagree there, as to me "quaint" is definitely not "plain", and is quite pointless.
Personally I only think it is used to dress-up dull prose, and I browbeat those who use it in technical documents :)
Are there any words that are a definite no-no in your writing?
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RE: In love with a word: From: Saunders, Ian, VF UK
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