While vs whilst

Hello and merry Christmas everybody!

Could you please explain me, what’s the difference between while and whilst?

Thank you in advance

Whilst is more used in BrE. To me it sounds slightly outdated or archaic.

Thank you very much for your explanation, Mister Micawber!

Hi Sidle Jinks

This conjunction is used or has been used in a literary context in the past but in conversation today it would be used for comic effect in a way laughing at the oldfashioned nature of the word.


Alan, thank you very much!