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.
I've always had the impression that "whinge" is a much-loved-and-used word in Australian English.
A World War 2 story that I like: concerns an RAF bomber whose pilot and commander-of-crew was Australian, with the rest of the crew being British. The pilot was a stoical and uncomplaining character, with no patience with complainers. When anyone groused or grumbled about things, the pilot was given to remarking caustically, "You'd
whinge if your backside was on fire."
His crew members told him that this was a daft thing to say; if one's backside were on fire, it would be a highly distressing situation in which whinging was completely justified. The pilot continued with the frequent use of his "trademark" saying, but in the end, came to add to it always: "But that, they tell me, is the time to whinge."