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No one says 'whilst' any more.
Do you say 'whilst'?
I don't want to archaic or pomplamoose but when reading this http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/social/4459020#r8451644 I had to mentally correct to 'whilst'.
See also 'amongst'.
23rd December for me
Whilst is more like When and While is more like during, if that makes sense.
people might not like to say it much any more, but they sure as hell like to type it in overly formal sounding copy.
'whilst' isn't a hypercorrection
but write it a lot. Drives the American owners of my company mad as apparently Americans never use it. Which, of course, means I am obliged to drop it into every single piece of copy I write for the fuckers. Every one I get past the censors gladdens my heart.