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tvellalott
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11/7/2010 9:10:08 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Are Americans familiar with this term: Whinge?
My question resonates from a growing idea for a website that my step-mother initially came up with and that I've been developing for about 12 months.
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11/7/2010 9:10:58 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Never heard that term. What does it mean?
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11/7/2010 9:12:14 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/7/2010 9:10:58 PM, lovelife wrote:
Never heard that term. What does it mean?

Verb: Complain persistently and in a peevish or irritating way.
Noun: An act of complaining in such a way.

So the whinger whinged about someone elses whinge.
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11/7/2010 9:14:18 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Haha when I first moved to the US, I used whinge and got some really weird looks... It's nice to know someone else who has heard it before! :)
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11/7/2010 9:19:00 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I don't think it would be too huge a setback to call the website www.whinge.com even if Americans don't typically know what it is to "whinge". Facebook, Myspace, Wikipedia, Youtube are all made-up/hybrid words and they are some of the most globally recognised websites in the world.
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11/7/2010 9:24:19 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/7/2010 9:19:00 PM, tvellalott wrote:
I don't think it would be too huge a setback to call the website www.whinge.com even if Americans don't typically know what it is to "whinge". Facebook, Myspace, Wikipedia, Youtube are all made-up/hybrid words and they are some of the most globally recognised websites in the world.

It would be... well, a damn good explanation of what 75% of the users do on this site. But I think it would hurt the number of people joining for two reasons:

1) They could just look the word up. I mean, come on. It's not rocket science... And once they do, it's not a very inviting message. "www.complainer.com"?

2) If they don't know what a whinge is, and are too lazy to look it up, they won't join. Debate.org at least explains what is supposed to be going on here...

Good idea though! :)

But really, can people stop reviving the old threads?
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11/7/2010 9:31:08 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/7/2010 9:10:08 PM, tvellalott wrote:
Are Americans familiar with this term: Whinge?
My question resonates from a growing idea for a website that my step-mother initially came up with and that I've been developing for about 12 months.

Most Americans? No, I don't think so. I am, but that's just because I read strange British books. :P
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11/7/2010 9:31:27 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/7/2010 9:24:19 PM, annhasle wrote:
At 11/7/2010 9:19:00 PM, tvellalott wrote:
I don't think it would be too huge a setback to call the website www.whinge.com even if Americans don't typically know what it is to "whinge". Facebook, Myspace, Wikipedia, Youtube are all made-up/hybrid words and they are some of the most globally recognised websites in the world.

It would be... well, a damn good explanation of what 75% of the users do on this site. But I think it would hurt the number of people joining for two reasons:

Ummm, I'm not talking about this site. I'm talking about an original project of my own, lol.

1) They could just look the word up. I mean, come on. It's not rocket science... And once they do, it's not a very inviting message. "www.complainer.com"?

I'm not sure what you mean, but I concur. :P

2) If they don't know what a whinge is, and are too lazy to look it up, they won't join. Debate.org at least explains what is supposed to be going on here...

Well I'm hoping that much like facebook, viral marketing will do enough of the initial work. Once you get a bunch of people using it, it won't matter what it's called. Whinge.com is only the project name anyway. I was just wondering if Americans used that term.

But really, can people stop reviving the old threads?

I just made this thread o.O;
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11/7/2010 9:37:28 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/7/2010 9:31:27 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 11/7/2010 9:24:19 PM, annhasle wrote:
At 11/7/2010 9:19:00 PM, tvellalott wrote:
I don't think it would be too huge a setback to call the website www.whinge.com even if Americans don't typically know what it is to "whinge". Facebook, Myspace, Wikipedia, Youtube are all made-up/hybrid words and they are some of the most globally recognised websites in the world.

It would be... well, a damn good explanation of what 75% of the users do on this site. But I think it would hurt the number of people joining for two reasons:

Ummm, I'm not talking about this site. I'm talking about an original project of my own, lol.

oh... oops. Moving on.... >_<

1) They could just look the word up. I mean, come on. It's not rocket science... And once they do, it's not a very inviting message. "www.complainer.com"?

I'm not sure what you mean, but I concur. :P

Lol.

2) If they don't know what a whinge is, and are too lazy to look it up, they won't join. Debate.org at least explains what is supposed to be going on here...

Well I'm hoping that much like facebook, viral marketing will do enough of the initial work. Once you get a bunch of people using it, it won't matter what it's called. Whinge.com is only the project name anyway. I was just wondering if Americans used that term.

Hmm, the "usual" American probably doesn't. I have never encountered an American that has, anyways.

But really, can people stop reviving the old threads?

I just made this thread o.O;

Sorry, talking about the other threads.

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It was a request not a complaint.
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11/7/2010 9:41:26 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Ok, so "whinge" is used in Australia much like "whine" is used in America.
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11/7/2010 10:43:05 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/7/2010 9:41:26 PM, tvellalott wrote:
Ok, so "whinge" is used in Australia much like "whine" is used in America.

We were just smart and decided the 'g' was a bit much.
Or more likely lazy.
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11/8/2010 7:27:42 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Yes, I actually know the term. My mom has always used it. Others are right though in that most Americans probably don't know it; then again most Americans probably don't know the definition of other more common words either :/
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11/8/2010 8:51:58 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
I was aware of the word and its definition but until just now I had assumed 'whinge' was pronounced the same as 'whine' in much the same way 'draught' is pronounced as 'draft'... the more you know!
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11/8/2010 9:42:37 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/8/2010 8:51:58 AM, Bipolarmoment wrote:
I was aware of the word and its definition but until just now I had assumed 'whinge' was pronounced the same as 'whine' in much the same way 'draught' is pronounced as 'draft'... the more you know!

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11/8/2010 9:47:40 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/8/2010 9:42:37 AM, belle wrote:
o.o

I hope you are simply wondering "how could he not know that?", or "really?" rather than challenging my assertion. :)
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11/8/2010 10:02:25 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/8/2010 9:59:13 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
We use "whinge" in Britain as well.

I've often wondered if Americans use the word "minge" though...

Rarely or not at all. I am familiar with most of these terms due to conversations I've had on the internet with people from other countries. There are so many other options for "minge" that I suppose it is not needed.

I think the real contention should be 'cookies' or 'biscuits'... in fact that would be a funny/interesting debate.
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11/8/2010 10:13:22 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/8/2010 10:02:25 AM, Bipolarmoment wrote:
At 11/8/2010 9:59:13 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
We use "whinge" in Britain as well.

I've often wondered if Americans use the word "minge" though...

Rarely or not at all. I am familiar with most of these terms due to conversations I've had on the internet with people from other countries. There are so many other options for "minge" that I suppose it is not needed.

I think the real contention should be 'cookies' or 'biscuits'... in fact that would be a funny/interesting debate.

I know, I can't believe Americans eat buscuits with chicken, mash and gravy!

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11/8/2010 10:15:16 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/8/2010 10:13:22 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:

I know, I can't believe Americans eat buscuits with chicken, mash and gravy!

http://www.kfc.com...

Wow, KFC has some weird sh*t.

Koopin, have you had that dish?
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11/8/2010 10:15:30 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/8/2010 10:13:22 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:


I know, I can't believe Americans eat buscuits with chicken, mash and gravy!

http://www.kfc.com...

Don't argue with what is delicious. :)
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11/8/2010 10:19:56 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
So minge (pronounced ‘minj') isn't used and I don't think minger (pronounced ming-er) is either – and neither is welly.

So if I wanted to say: "That minger's got a minge like a welly-top" in America I'd have to say "That plain-looking girl has got a pvssy like the top of a rubber boot" instead.

By the way, in Britain the word pvssy isn't rude: it is our equivalent of kitty – the affectionate word children use instead of cat.
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11/8/2010 10:26:01 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/8/2010 10:15:16 AM, InsertNameHere wrote:
At 11/8/2010 10:13:22 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:

I know, I can't believe Americans eat buscuits with chicken, mash and gravy!

http://www.kfc.com...

Wow, KFC has some weird sh*t.

Koopin, have you had that dish?

Thats my stepdad's fave.
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11/8/2010 10:27:17 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/8/2010 10:19:56 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
So minge (pronounced ‘minj') isn't used and I don't think minger (pronounced ming-er) is either – and neither is welly.

So if I wanted to say: "That minger's got a minge like a welly-top" in America I'd have to say "That plain-looking girl has got a pvssy like the top of a rubber boot" instead.

By the way, in Britain the word pvssy isn't rude: it is our equivalent of kitty – the affectionate word children use instead of cat.

So would you say kitty instead of pvssy?
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11/8/2010 10:31:55 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/8/2010 10:19:56 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
So minge (pronounced ‘minj') isn't used and I don't think minger (pronounced ming-er) is either – and neither is welly.

So if I wanted to say: "That minger's got a minge like a welly-top" in America I'd have to say "That plain-looking girl has got a pvssy like the top of a rubber boot" instead.

By the way, in Britain the word pvssy isn't rude: it is our equivalent of kitty – the affectionate word children use instead of cat.

It has the same meaning in the US as well (though commonly combined with "cat" as "pvssy-cat"), which is more typically used by older individuals that haven't been tainted by the dirty version of the word, lol.
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11/8/2010 10:32:23 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
I always pronounce it 'winj' to mock you silly Brits (even tho youre Aussie...)

Ive come into a lot of contact with different spellings over the years. It really is min blowing.
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11/8/2010 10:34:04 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/7/2010 10:43:05 PM, lovelife wrote:
At 11/7/2010 9:41:26 PM, tvellalott wrote:
Ok, so "whinge" is used in Australia much like "whine" is used in America.

We were just smart and decided the 'g' was a bit much.
Or more likely lazy.
The original word had no g.
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11/8/2010 10:36:18 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/8/2010 10:34:04 AM, juvanya wrote:
The original word had no g.

I have a similar reaction whenever an uppity Brit is defensive about "Herb"
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11/8/2010 10:38:40 AM
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At 11/8/2010 10:36:18 AM, Bipolarmoment wrote:
At 11/8/2010 10:34:04 AM, juvanya wrote:
The original word had no g.

I have a similar reaction whenever an uppity Brit is defensive about "Herb"

What's up with "herb"?
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