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  • I think it's only pretentious if the geeks are American. "Whilst", along with "amongst", seems to be perfectly normal for Brits. Don't know about speakers of other Englishes.
    • Sorry, scoping error. Should have constrained my bitching. And yes, I read this all the time among *American* geeks. Your note and the fact that M-W classifies this as 'chiefly British' makes me wonder if rubs off from watching tons of English comedy/SF...