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Poll #1095202 Whilst vs While

Which do you prefer?

I use whilst mostly
6(1.9%)
I use both whilst and while, but they have different meanings for me
41(13.3%)
I use both interchangeably
28(9.1%)
Whilst sounds ok to me, but I use while
131(42.4%)
Whilst sounds weird to me, I only use while
103(33.3%)

I am ...

A native English speaker
255(82.8%)
A non-native English speaker
53(17.2%)

My variety of English is closer to

British English
68(22.1%)
American English
240(77.9%)

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