Comments from Bourne Forue

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2013-01-17 13:08:46 Skiing holiday When snow skiing, the degree of slope on the prepared runs served by the ski lifts are given a colour and marked all the way down with poles of that colour. Depending on your skill you are able to chose what you are capable of. A green run has the least degree of slope, followed by blue, red and then the steepest is black.
2013-01-18 07:43:31 Skiing holiday Hi,
Both while and whilst have been in the language for a very long time.
While was in use in Old English; whilst is a Middle English development of while. As conjunctions they are interchangeable in meaning, but whilst has not survived in standard American English.
I waited whilst Obama delivered what he thought were his pearls of wisdom…
I waited while breakfast was finished.

To the American ear whilst sounds quaint. Some British and Canadian speakers think it sounds literary or old-fashioned, but many British speakers prefer it to while.