Clean up time::While


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Clean up time Seriously, this is the worst article I've seen in a long time, it needs a clean up. This looks like an attempt to destroy/homogenise culture by telling people that the way they talk is pretentious or archaic with a handful of tacky footnotes that don't apply to most of the planet. I'm from Australia and have used the word "whilst" since before I can remember and I'm a complete bogan. I still use the word when it seems appropriate and my beer swilling mates never bat an eye lid. My son uses it too, do you think a 5 year old is trying to sound pretentious when they use the words they hear around them?

There are some just plain stupid/offensive remarks in this article alluding to the idea that only people in the UK consider the word unpretentious, and even then only just. Also, the "both sides of the Atlantic" comment makes it seem like the author of this article only acknowledges the existence of the English language in North America and UK. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:25, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

So dig up an Australian style guide and add to the article. Everything appears to be referenced. I know of no American who would use the word "whilst" unless they were being ironic or think it makes them sound smart. To American ears, it's stuck up and pretentious sounding. It's a dead giveaway that the person is not an American English speaker. --Bookworm857158367 (talk) 04:08, 28 March 2011 (UTC)
WP:SOFIXIT my Aussie friend. By the way, I do know that Americans occasionally use "whilst" in written communication, but almost never when speaking. If style guides say it's archaic, a Wikipedia article can't claim otherwise. If you find sources that disagree, the article would certainly benefit by describing alternative viewpoints, as long as they are reliably sourced. ~Amatulić (talk) 06:03, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Talk:While sections
Intro  [[Talk:While?section=_Utter_nonsense_interpretation_of_The_Times_and_The_Guardian_style_guides_| Utter nonsense interpretation of The Times and The Guardian style guides ]]   Multiple Choice    Usage    My idiolect    \"While and whilst\" section    Use of \"while\" to mean \"until\"   The English/American conflict   a different angle    Replaced page after deletion    Thee and Thou    Sources & anti-whilst snobbery    Clean up time    \"While\" need not introduce a clause    Blacklisted Links Found on the Main Page    External links modified   

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