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PostSubject: "Whatever" voted most irritating word   Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:55 pm

Breaking news!!!

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Whatever you think about using grating words, at the end of the day it's actually better not to say whatever, if you know what I mean.

For the second consecutive year "whatever' topped a Marist poll as the most annoying word or phrase in the English language.

Nearly 39 percent of 1,020 Americans questioned in the survey deemed it the most irritating word, followed by "like" with 28 percent and the phrase "you know what I mean' at 15 percent.

"Perhaps these words are introduced through popular culture, for example movies ... so they catch on," said Mary Azzoli, of Marist. "It has a lot to do with how accepted and how popular they become in every day speech."

Azzoli said words like "whatever" can be quite dismissive depending on how they are used.

"It's the way they are delivered and inherent in that delivery is a meaning.

The phrase "to tell you the truth" and "actually" were also unnerving to many people. But for younger Americans, aged 18 to 29, "like" was the word that annoyed them most.

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PostSubject: Re: "Whatever" voted most irritating word   Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:31 pm

Whatever.
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PostSubject: Re: "Whatever" voted most irritating word   Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:36 am

I'd vote for "fail" or "fair enough".
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PostSubject: Re: "Whatever" voted most irritating word   Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:13 am

yeah....i would also vote for fail....

Everyone here in the UK says that shit, its annoying!
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PostSubject: Re: "Whatever" voted most irritating word   Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:42 am

That's so fail!
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PostSubject: Re: "Whatever" voted most irritating word   Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:29 am

I hate when people respond with 'Lol'. 'lol' = I got nothing to say, I can't be stuffed thinking, etc.

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PostSubject: Re: "Whatever" voted most irritating word   Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:33 am

I get that treatment sometimes. Not everything I say is lol.
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PostSubject: Re: "Whatever" voted most irritating word   Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:10 am

Actually, to tell you the truth, whatever is my favorite word.
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PostSubject: Re: "Whatever" voted most irritating word   Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:32 am

StuffOfLegends wrote:
Actually, to tell you the truth, whatever is my favorite word.
That's why we all find you annoying ^.^

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PostSubject: Re: "Whatever" voted most irritating word   Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:43 am

Honestly the most annoying word to me is "why".
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PostSubject: Re: "Whatever" voted most irritating word   Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:27 pm

Atryx wrote:
Honestly the most annoying word to me is "why".
Why?
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PostSubject: Re: "Whatever" voted most irritating word   Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:45 pm

StuffOfLegends wrote:
Atryx wrote:
Honestly the most annoying word to me is "why".
Why?

Lol they always say that when I tell people what my most annoying word is. Was expecting one of ya ta ask.
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