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THIS HAS BEEN DUBBED THE MOST ANNOYING WORD IN AMERICA…
TheBlaze.com ^ | Dec. 20, 2013 | Jonathon M. Seidl

Posted on 12/20/2013 8:14:42 AM PST by TexasCajun

You likely hear it every day. And if it bugs you, you’re not alone. The most annoying word in American conversation has been revealed: “whatever.”

And get this: it’s the fifth year in a row the nine-letter casual word has taken top ticked-off honors.

According to a Marist poll, 38 percent of Americans can’t stand the word. Taking second-place honors is “like” with 22 percent, then “you know” with 18 percent followed by “just sayin” with 14 percent and “obviously” with 6 percent.

The 38 percent number is up six points from last year.

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The word I can't stand is "What-Not" !!

What the heck is a What-Not?

1 posted on 12/20/2013 8:14:42 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

whatever...


2 posted on 12/20/2013 8:15:35 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

“Amazing” - I can’t stand how overused this word is. Everyone’s amazing.


3 posted on 12/20/2013 8:17:49 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: TexasCajun

“Amazing.” The most overly used word in the English language.


4 posted on 12/20/2013 8:17:50 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: TexasCajun

And flounder now means the same thing as founder! I think it came about because of “Animal House.”


5 posted on 12/20/2013 8:18:00 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: TexasCajun

It’s not the word it’s the subtle inference of it when used use....condescension


6 posted on 12/20/2013 8:19:08 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

Amazing! You beat me by one minute!


7 posted on 12/20/2013 8:19:27 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: TexasCajun

Mine is “dude.” The second placed one is “you know . . .” spoken right before you even make your initial comment. And third, “I mean . . .”


8 posted on 12/20/2013 8:20:08 AM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: TexasCajun

The use of the word “whatever,” especially by my dh makes me want to reach over and choke him.


9 posted on 12/20/2013 8:20:42 AM PST by madison10
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I used to think it was awesome(!) how amazing it was, but whatever.....

10 posted on 12/20/2013 8:21:23 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: TexasCajun

Whatever...........;)


11 posted on 12/20/2013 8:22:33 AM PST by defconw (Cibco's my spouse)
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To: TexasCajun
Misuse of begs the question is high on my list.
12 posted on 12/20/2013 8:22:43 AM PST by 867V309 (Obama- he's just crazy enough to do it.)
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To: TexasCajun; humblegunner; Larry Lucido; 50mm; TheOldLady
And the most annoying word on FR?

How 'bout ..... "Excerpt..."

13 posted on 12/20/2013 8:24:08 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: RetiredArmy
I've had it up to here (hand over head) with "my bad".

Next comes , "Sustainable".

14 posted on 12/20/2013 8:24:18 AM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: Paladin2
...Ya Know What I'm Say'n?
15 posted on 12/20/2013 8:25:00 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: PowderMonkey; Carpe Cerevisi

Wanna know what else is Amazing?

Amazing is more than a word. Its now a name.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3101558/posts


16 posted on 12/20/2013 8:25:13 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: TexasCajun

THIS HAS BEEN DUBBED THE MOST ANNOYING WORD IN AMERICA…

"homophobic"
17 posted on 12/20/2013 8:25:18 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: TexasCajun

I thought it was going to be ‘bullying’. Seems like I hear that every other day about some contrived offense (although almost always with respect to a Sodomite getting their feelings hurt).


18 posted on 12/20/2013 8:25:51 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: TexasCajun

The word that annoys me most is “right”. Everything is a “right” these days. Foreigners now have the “right” to be subsidized by the American taxpayers. People have a “right” to have someone else pay their medical bills. Animals have “rights”.


19 posted on 12/20/2013 8:25:53 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all my fellow Americans. "Whatever" to everybody else!)
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To: TexasCajun

This makes my hubby nuts!


20 posted on 12/20/2013 8:26:26 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

“Unexpected and unprecedented”


21 posted on 12/20/2013 8:26:30 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Baynative

I justed used “My Bad” yesterday, in place of “I’m an idiot”.


22 posted on 12/20/2013 8:26:49 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Paladin2

When did ‘whatever’ become a nine-letter word?


23 posted on 12/20/2013 8:27:15 AM PST by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: TexasCajun

No, to me the most annoying and irritating word is the inappropriate use of “like” as in “I was like...” We were like...” ad nauseam.

If you remomoved the word “like” from the English language, half of the people under the age of 25 in this country would be speechless.


24 posted on 12/20/2013 8:27:32 AM PST by Signalman
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To: TexasCajun

A Whatnot is a triangular set of shelves that you put nick-knacks on.


25 posted on 12/20/2013 8:27:43 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: TexasCajun

That’s so gay. I mean that’s old school.

Oh, my bad, ...


26 posted on 12/20/2013 8:28:23 AM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: TexasCajun

How about the words uttered by collectivists, “forward,” and “progress.” They have so hijacked for so long...


27 posted on 12/20/2013 8:28:41 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: TexasCajun

“So” used at the beginning of a sentence. This is used exclusively by well educated liberal government bureaucrats.


28 posted on 12/20/2013 8:28:59 AM PST by cornfedcowboy
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To: TexasCajun

Mine is a bunch of words “The truth of the matter”

It’s not the truth it’s the speaker’s opinion. Gutfeld should ban the phrase.


29 posted on 12/20/2013 8:29:07 AM PST by bunster
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To: TexasCajun
Another most annoying and misused word for the last 5 years.

Racist

30 posted on 12/20/2013 8:29:50 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Paladin2
 photo Whatever.gif
31 posted on 12/20/2013 8:29:58 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: TexasCajun

And from the enviro-nuts, “sustainable.”


32 posted on 12/20/2013 8:30:07 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: TexasCajun
I use “whatever” particularly when some liberal without a valid argument, starts calling me a racist or homophobe. There was a time when I would try to defend myself against such accusations, but I realize now that this is one of their tactics. Under those circumstances, the word “whatever” is appropriate
33 posted on 12/20/2013 8:30:41 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: TexasCajun

My own sins include using “basically”, “bottom line”.......and the dreaded, “let me be blunt”.....which is in itself a way of not being blunt.

OMG....now I notice my little “dot.....dot.....dot’s” annoy even me......oh well. More insecurities.


34 posted on 12/20/2013 8:31:20 AM PST by Lowell1775
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To: TexasCajun
Literally... when used to mean figuratively.

During a football game the announcer said "The Giants have literally shot themselves in the foot..." and I wondered if Plaxico Burress had been picked up by the team.

35 posted on 12/20/2013 8:31:36 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: 867V309
Misuse of "begs the question" drives me nuts, too. But, there's no use talking about it anymore as it has now been morphed into a new meaning.

Much of this destruction of language comes from the uneducated schlubs from "J"-school who made their way to the TV screen. I remember back in the 90's when Bill Clinton brought sexual harassment into everyone's living rooms. The traditional pronunciation was - /həˈrasm(ə)nt or, hair-ass-ment. But, one day a doofus on TV thought it would be clever and sophisticated to say "harris-mint" and withing 48 hours every member of the herd was pronouncing it that way.

36 posted on 12/20/2013 8:31:41 AM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: TexasCajun

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is a perpetual offender with “obviously”. To the point that people in these parts have begun to refer to him as “Captain Obviously”.


37 posted on 12/20/2013 8:32:54 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TexasCajun

“At the end of the day”

“Win - win!”

“Where the rubber meets the road”


38 posted on 12/20/2013 8:33:27 AM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: TexasCajun
"scary".

eg. It's scary there are people who think like Phil Robertson running around free.

39 posted on 12/20/2013 8:33:28 AM PST by DManA
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To: Lowell1775
How 'bout, "Let Me Be Perfectly Clear..."

While lying your ass off.

40 posted on 12/20/2013 8:33:43 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: cornfedcowboy

So I was noticing that too. It started out of no where about 6 months ago, and now everyone does it.


41 posted on 12/20/2013 8:34:45 AM PST by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
And flounder now means the same thing as founder!

This nation's flounders object!

42 posted on 12/20/2013 8:34:48 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: TexasCajun

I hate it when people” axe” me a question.


43 posted on 12/20/2013 8:35:20 AM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: RetiredArmy

What about these words uttered by a very well known individual...

“Uh, uh, I also want to thank, uh, uh, uh, the, uh, this, uh, well, uh, uh, eh —

uh, uh, uh, you know, uh, uh, uh, uhh, is...? Uh, is of — of their work, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, we, uh, uh, I called, uh, uh, and I’m — I’m — Uh, with, uh, uh, as, uh, that, uh, and uh, uh, um, uh”


44 posted on 12/20/2013 8:35:38 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: PowderMonkey

“Awesome” bugs me too.


45 posted on 12/20/2013 8:35:51 AM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
How about the words uttered by collectivists, “forward,” and “progress.” They have so hijacked for so long...

And more importantly, "liberal".

46 posted on 12/20/2013 8:36:11 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: TexasCajun

I can tell you the most misunderstood word in America.

Starts with an ‘n’

Has two ‘g’s in the midst

Ends in ‘ard’

Means “an excessively parsimonious, miserly, or stingy person.”

Has fooled the Admin Mods on this very site, who deleted a post containing said word, which is not racist in the least, unless you’re an easily offended Scotsman.


47 posted on 12/20/2013 8:36:16 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: TexasCajun
"The reality is..."

"It's working better..."

48 posted on 12/20/2013 8:36:50 AM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: TexasCajun

I have two:

“moving forward” and “optics”, although the latter is disappearing.


49 posted on 12/20/2013 8:37:22 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: bassmaner

But what if you are liberal on gun laws? Isn’t that a good thing?


50 posted on 12/20/2013 8:38:28 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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