[Ubuntu-l10n-eng] When do we use "whilst" as opposed to "while"?

William Anderson neuro at well.com
Mon Sep 4 17:31:06 BST 2006


Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
> On Monday 04 September 2006 07:40, Matt Sicker <boards at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Whilst is so old-school. :P
> 
> It's meant to be more formal version of 'while'. I can remove it if that suits 
> people here.

If it's formal, it's context dependent then, and definitely should not be
automated, or translated without checking first.

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