It's not confined to Portenos or Argies, to be fair. The English (or French) can probably trump them any day. Ask an Englishman how he feels, and the surly response will be, "Can't complain," or "Fair to middling." In fact, come to think of it, only the Americans feel compelled to respond with a vigorous, exuberant (and completely insincere) "great." The difference lies perhaps not in the whining but in the doing. Unless people do something to ameliorate their conditions, merely complaining is an exercise in futility."chris" said:As for sticking with Argentines rather than expats, I find Portenos to be great whiners. In fact complaining about everything is an integral part of the local culture!