Whine vs. Whinge

The things we think about…I became curious after seeing the phrase “whinge” in print (yet again), and had to look up the answer to the question:

What is the difference between whinge and whine?

The answer: no difference in meaning, but “whinge” is pronounced “winj” (i.e. you can hear the difference from the word “whine”, which is pronounced like the common word “wine”).

(h/t Faxlist)

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1 Response to “Whine vs. Whinge”


  1. 1 Kippy October 29, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    I don’t pronounce “whine” as “wine.” I pronounce “whine” as “hwine” (and “whinge” as “hwinj,” for that matter).


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