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TorgoX (1933)

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Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Sunday February 24, 2002
01:43 PM

English

[ #3089 ]
Dear Log,

An English word mostly absent in US English, but common elsewhere:
whinge: to complain annoyingly

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  • Isn't that just an alternate (and IMO worse) spelling of "whine"? Or is it a different word altogether?
    • No, because "whinge" and "whine" sound different and mean different things.

      BTW, "whinge" rhymes with "hinge".

      • OK; when I first saw it, I thought it would be pronounced that way, but for some reason I came to think that it was just an alternate spelling for "whine." Hmmm.
    • To whinge is a long term thing. To whine is short term. At least that's how I would differentiate.