The word "Whinge." I've never known an American to use "whinge", so it always looks wrong to me. It sets my teeth on edge.
I know it's correct, but it always makes me want to break out the red correction pen and cross out the G.
Ditto! This looks like an invented word to exaggerate the meaning of the original.
Whinge is a very common word in the UK and isn't invented at all.
It works both ways though, I have similar feelings about American words like "burglarized". What's wrong with "burgled"?
From what I understand, burgled is the person who did the burgling, burglarized is the people whose house has been burgled.
I'm not really a fan of "whilst". I don't know why. It just...it's not a good flowing word. As weird as this is about to sound, it seems to be a very spiky word.
I also don't like it when people use "whenever" when they mean "when". There were a lot of people in college (it seemed to have been a regional thing) who did that. To me, whenever means "at every time when" instead of just "at one instance".
"Whenever I went to the gas station last week, there was an accident on *major street*." Well, I know you went to the gas station once without an accident there, I was there with you!