Phil Parker (tigertoy) wrote,
Phil Parker
tigertoy

"Whinge"

I see the word "whinge" showing up more and more on LiveJournal.  I'm trying to understand if it's just "whine" misspelled, or if it's supposed to rhyme with "cringe", and also if that extra G carries some subtle shade of meaning that I'm missing.

Please enlighten me, for this has been a minor burr in my saddle for months.  Am I just becoming a curmudgeon?  Is there a point that I've missed?  Does this usage annoy other people too?
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