[WORD PEOPLE] The Most Annoying Word of Them All

The Marist Institute for Public Opinion does an annual survey to determine which word or phrase Americans consider to be the most annoying.

And the winner is … “whatever.”

According to Marist, “For the fifth straight year, Americans consider ‘whatever’ to be the most annoying word or phrase in conversation today.  38% find ‘whatever’ to be the most irritating while 22% report ‘like’ gets on their nerves the most. ‘You know’ irks 18% of Americans while 14% want to see ‘just sayin’’ stricken from casual conversation. Six percent detest ‘obviously,’ and 2% are unsure.”

Source: MaristPoll.Marist.edu

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