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'Whatever' slips in annoying words poll
upi ^ | Dec. 28, 2012

Posted on 12/28/2012 8:25:16 PM PST by JoeProBono

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., - "Whatever" remains the most annoying word or phrase in the English language, a poll indicates.

"Like" and "you know" trailed in the show and place positions, the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., reported Thursday.

Almost one-third, 32 percent, of the adults surveyed selected "whatever." Another 21 percent picked "like" and 17 percent "you know."

"Just sayin" was the only other phrase to break into double digits at 10 percent. Another 9 percent picked "Twitterverse" and 5 percent "gotcha."

"Whatever" has now been in the top spot for four years running. But it has lost ground from last year when 38 percent found it most annoying.

Older respondents, non-college graduates and people with incomes under $50,000 were more likely to be annoyed by "whatever." Respondents under 45, college graduates and those with larger incomes tended to go for "like."

Marist surveyed 1,246 adults by telephone Dec. 4-6. The margin of error is 2.8 percentage points.


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1 posted on 12/28/2012 8:25:28 PM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono
Meh, whatever.

LOL.

2 posted on 12/28/2012 8:27:55 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: JoeProBono

Who cares?


3 posted on 12/28/2012 8:28:12 PM PST by BobL (Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21... (whatever the hell that is))
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To: JoeProBono

Supposably “whatever” has slipped a bit, but irregardless it is still annoying.


4 posted on 12/28/2012 8:28:50 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: SIDENET

I’m just sayin’


5 posted on 12/28/2012 8:28:50 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: BobL

Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21...


6 posted on 12/28/2012 8:32:21 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: 21twelve

7 posted on 12/28/2012 8:34:25 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
The over usage of the word “like” borders on criminal and insane. “So I was like...” Other words are “literally” and “amazing.” The combination of “like literally” or “literally like” is painful.
8 posted on 12/28/2012 8:36:58 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: 21twelve

The most annoying word is “democrat”.


9 posted on 12/28/2012 8:39:32 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: ConservativeStatement

Irregardless, I’m literally dying here. Whatever.


10 posted on 12/28/2012 8:41:29 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: mykroar
Have you seen this T-shirt?


11 posted on 12/28/2012 8:44:44 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: SIDENET

Marist surveyed 1,246 adults by telephone Dec. 4-6. The margin of error is 2.8 percentage points.

I like find telephone poll more annoying than whatever word you know.

But that goes with saying you know.


12 posted on 12/28/2012 8:46:11 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: ConservativeStatement
I agree with you on the over use of the word “like”. It is so widespread that now it is revolting! The word “exactly” used to bother me but I am hearing that less and less. “Whatever” doesn't bother me because I can understand the meaning, it means “so what” but the insertion of “like” into every sentence is nuts!
13 posted on 12/28/2012 8:46:41 PM PST by Ditter
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yes - and I love it. :o)


14 posted on 12/28/2012 8:47:41 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: JoeProBono; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

OMG!

Amazing.

And I could care less.


15 posted on 12/28/2012 8:48:56 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Ditter
“Exactly” is now surpassed by “actually.”
16 posted on 12/28/2012 8:49:07 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: JoeProBono

I’m not impacted.


17 posted on 12/28/2012 8:50:28 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

It’s all good.


18 posted on 12/28/2012 8:52:36 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: JoeProBono

I’m seeing “conversating” being used more these days. The folks using it in place of conversing are often in the interview rooms on the tv series The First 48.


19 posted on 12/28/2012 8:52:55 PM PST by optiguy (Winter is coming.)
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To: JoeProBono
'Dude' is the most annoying word ever.

In combination with a couple of other words on the list, you get phrases that are thought to incite otherwise ordinary citizens to contemplate mass murder with a spoon, e.g.


20 posted on 12/28/2012 8:53:37 PM PST by delacoert
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To: JoeProBono

Fiscal cliff.


21 posted on 12/28/2012 8:54:47 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: TADSLOS

It is what it is.


22 posted on 12/28/2012 8:56:43 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: JoeProBono

President Obama.


23 posted on 12/28/2012 8:58:14 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: JoeProBono

At this point in time, my bad.


24 posted on 12/28/2012 8:58:31 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

25 posted on 12/28/2012 9:03:13 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Revolting cat!

That being said...


26 posted on 12/28/2012 9:04:18 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: JoeProBono

Meh!


27 posted on 12/28/2012 9:07:31 PM PST by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: TADSLOS

Efforting!


28 posted on 12/28/2012 9:10:56 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: JoeProBono

29 posted on 12/28/2012 9:14:17 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Proactive!


30 posted on 12/28/2012 9:14:46 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: TADSLOS

Basically at the end of the day.


31 posted on 12/28/2012 9:16:56 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: tang-soo

32 posted on 12/28/2012 9:17:46 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Revolting cat!

The fact of the matter...


33 posted on 12/28/2012 9:19:36 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: TADSLOS

Going forward...


34 posted on 12/28/2012 9:21:39 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

35 posted on 12/28/2012 9:22:32 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Revolting cat!
It is what it is.

That is my current most annoying phrase - drives me nuts...

36 posted on 12/28/2012 9:22:52 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: libertarian27

Agreeance!


37 posted on 12/28/2012 9:24:21 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!
I'm going out on a limb and saying those are after-market/non factory installed equipment.
38 posted on 12/28/2012 9:24:30 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Fair is a place you go to eat cotton candy and step in monkey poop)
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To: Revolting cat!

Sustainable.


39 posted on 12/28/2012 9:26:27 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: TADSLOS

That phrase is the most used by the talking heads on TV news programs and is annoying. Just use ‘yet’ or ‘however’


40 posted on 12/28/2012 9:26:54 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: SIDENET

No worries.


41 posted on 12/28/2012 9:32:44 PM PST by untwist
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To: TADSLOS

I personally, you know what I’m saying?


42 posted on 12/28/2012 9:33:25 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

That’s do-able.


43 posted on 12/28/2012 9:34:58 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: JoeProBono

44 posted on 12/28/2012 9:35:17 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: JoeProBono

kthxbye


45 posted on 12/28/2012 9:36:18 PM PST by Christian4Bush (The USSA. Born 7/4/1776. Committed suicide 11/6/2012.)
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To: TADSLOS

Third down situation.


46 posted on 12/28/2012 9:38:11 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Critical Path.


47 posted on 12/28/2012 9:41:50 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: TADSLOS

Paradigm shift on the same page.


48 posted on 12/28/2012 9:43:01 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Wow! Look at the breast on that turkey!


49 posted on 12/28/2012 9:45:45 PM PST by null and void (Socialism: Equal parts dumb and evil, in a blender.)
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To: Revolting cat!

People Centric.


50 posted on 12/28/2012 9:47:40 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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