Let’s face it, there are some phrases that just grate on our nerves!
The annual Marist College poll of most annoying words and phrases was just revealed, and the results may not surprise you. Topping the poll for Americans, the most annoying word/phrase of 2017 is “Whatever”. Apparently 33% of Americans polled dislike this indifferent word thrown into casual conversation.
“Whatever” was closely followed by “Fake News” which is very relevant in 2017, and seems to be popping up more and more as we get closer to the end of the year. “No offense, but,” rounds out the top 3.
Although, there has been a difference between age groups. Ages 45+ found “Whatever” to be the most bothersome, whereas ages 45 and under were more irked by “No offense, but,”.
The top 5 looks like this:
- “Whatever,” 33%
- “Fake news,” 23%
- “No offense, but,” 20%
- “Literally,” 11%
- “You know what I mean,” 10%
Full story: http://maristpoll.marist.edu/1218-whatever-loses-ground-but-retains-annoying-word-title/
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