10-09-13 12:24 PM
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  1. xandermac's Avatar
    What's with all the 90 year old Brits on CB using "whilst" recently? This word is so redundant it just needs to be removed from the dictionary and added to the CB "blocked words filter"....

    I'm as British as the next guy but I stick to words that are in common usage AFTER 1900... "Whilst" is so out of date even scrabble wouldn't accept it...

    /RantAboutUselessWordsOver
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    10-07-13 09:17 AM
  2. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    Whilst is a nice suggestion, it still a open forum for anyone to use whatever era of language it comes from. You don't happen to be a teacher r u?
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    10-07-13 09:21 AM
  3. xandermac's Avatar
    I know, I'm just having a gripe. The word just rubs me the wrong way for some reason. The dictionary is safe from my censorship efforts.

    Whilst is a nice suggestion, it still a open forum for anyone to use whatever era of language it comes from.
    10-07-13 09:24 AM
  4. jaydee5799's Avatar
    Whilst is a nice suggestion, it still a open forum for anyone to use whatever era of language it comes from. You don't happen to be a teacher r u?
    WHy would it matter if he is a teacher?
    Whilst is a old, out of style word and I think people use it here to remind us they are Bristish. Like it matters.
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    10-07-13 09:37 AM
  5. xandermac's Avatar
    I think people use it here to remind us they are Bristish. Like it matters.
    THIS, well said Old Chap...
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    10-07-13 09:38 AM
  6. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    WHy would it matter if he is a teacher?
    Whilst is a old, out of style word and I think people use it here to remind us they are Bristish. Like it matters.
    Language is never out of style. It's when and how you use it. Not that I have any discipline when it comes to writing.
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    10-07-13 09:39 AM
  7. jaydee5799's Avatar
    THIS, well said Old Chap...
    Thanks...I'm an old gal though!
    10-07-13 09:40 AM
  8. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    Thanks...I'm an old gal though!
    Just a day younger not to use the word Whilst? :P
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    10-07-13 09:41 AM
  9. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    Thanks! I was not aware of the word. Now it keeps popping up whenever I type. Se what you did?!!!
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    10-07-13 09:42 AM
  10. xandermac's Avatar
    Please don't start using it.....

    Thanks! I was not aware of the word. Now it keeps popping up whenever I type. Se what you did?!!!
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    10-07-13 09:42 AM
  11. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    Please don't start using it.....
    See what you just did? Egging me on. Whilst i'm trying to forget the word you dread and you keep bringing it up. Now I feel like sitting in my rocking chair craving tea and scone.
    10-07-13 09:45 AM
  12. xandermac's Avatar
    Forsooth, thou art an elderly colonist now...

    See what you just did? Egging me on. Whilst i'm trying to forget the word you dread and you keep bringing it up. Now I feel like sitting in my rocking chair craving tea and scone.
    10-07-13 09:56 AM
  13. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    Forsooth, thou art an elderly colonist now...
    Okay now you making me use google translation.....stop the insanity!!!!!!!!
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    10-07-13 10:02 AM
  14. xandermac's Avatar
    I just want people to see HOW British I am!..

    Churchill !!!, Thatcher !!! Tiny Baby Overlords!!!...

    Okay now you making me use google translation.....stop the insanity!!!!!!!!
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    10-07-13 10:04 AM
  15. Undbiter65's Avatar
    Haha I'm guilty of having used it. And I'm not even British. Lol. I think why we've seen an increase in usage of the word is that, at least for me, my z10 suggests the crap out of it all the time!

    "If you can't soar with the eagles, then don't fly with the flock!"
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    10-07-13 10:32 AM
  16. xandermac's Avatar
    my z10 suggests the crap out of it all the time!
    Oh, God! does it really? It's 2013, RIM, let it go already...
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    10-07-13 10:34 AM
  17. Undbiter65's Avatar
    Oh, God! does it really? It's 2013, RIM, let it go already...

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    Haha see?! Lol

    "If you can't soar with the eagles, then don't fly with the flock!"
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    10-07-13 10:37 AM
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    Haha see?! Lol

    "If you can't soar with the eagles, then don't fly with the flock!"
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    10-07-13 10:41 AM
  19. Ecm's Avatar
    Though the word "whilst" may be a tad outdated, I have no complaints. I would prefer to see a quaint word used where grammatically correct, than some of the astonishingly poor grammar in many posts.
    (I'm not complaining about posts written by members for whom English is obviously not a first language.)
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    10-07-13 11:28 AM
  20. heymaggie's Avatar
    I'm more interested in what the deal was with the gal who used "ma" whenever she meant "my" and seemed to use it for every sentence.

    http://forums.crackberry.com/general...kberry-850408/
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    10-07-13 11:42 AM
  21. shaleem's Avatar
    That is like saying Shakespeare is out of style because no one speaks English that way anymore. There is a charm in some of the old words, whether you are British or not. Of course, I may be a bit biased because I have a degree in English. LOL!
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    10-07-13 11:45 AM
  22. xandermac's Avatar
    That is like saying Shakespeare is out of style because no one speaks English that way anymore. There is a charm in some of the old words, whether you are British or not. Of course, I may be a bit biased because I have a degree in English. LOL!
    Shakespeare didn't speak English, the hack invented most of his words
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    10-07-13 11:57 AM
  23. shaleem's Avatar
    Shakespeare didn't speak English, the hack invented most of his words
    Hahahahahahaha. He had some nerve, didn't he?
    10-07-13 11:59 AM
  24. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    Hey ! We are not writing a memoir. Back off from policing my poor writing skills in this forum...Keep it to hiself. I haz no time to relearn the inglish
    10-07-13 12:15 PM
  25. jaydee5799's Avatar
    You fellows are an English teacher's nightmare!
    Stop the madness!
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    10-07-13 01:55 PM
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