is anyone else noticing increased use of the word "whilst" among members of generation y and younger? i find it kind of odd. did primary schools in the late 1990s and early 2000s suddenly decide that the word "while" was vulgar? i've never seen a person over the age of 30 use the word "whilst," and i find its usage rather strange and antiquated. honestly, i never even knew the word was still in use until i saw it appear on internet message boards frequented by early to mid 20-somethings. perhaps old, stuffy british-sounding words are becoming hip?