Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:10 am Post
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Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:48 am Post
I do find the word "whilst" more than a tad annoying and stilted... This is not idiomatic English.
Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:26 am Post
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Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:00 am Post
Plette wrote:(Edited to add: In the UK, a "state school" is what Americans/Canadians would call a public school, and a "public school" is what Americans/Canadians would call a private school. Just wanted to clarify, in case anyone was confused by that bit in KB's post. In North America a "posh public school" would be a bit of an oxymoron.)
thewolfgang wrote:I don't like the word flautist.
Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:29 am Post
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Novatlan wrote:Whilst I am learning British English (including the wonderful RP pronunciation, to this day I have never met any Brits speaking like this...)
Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:59 pm Post
hamishmacdonald wrote:You know which word I hate? Utilize. It's like the speaker isn't confident that we'd be impressed if he just used the darned thing. "Oh, you utilized it. Well that's much more thorough."
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