Which word or phrase bugs you most?
If it’s “whatever”, you’re in good company as Americans have voted it their most annoying word for the fourth consecutive year. The Marist Poll showed that 32% of Americans have this view, closely followed by “like”, at 21%. This figure is slightly down from last year though, when 38% of Americans thought “whatever” was the most annoying word they heard in conversation.
Other words that irritate include “you know”, “just sayin’” and “Twitterverse”.
Source: Marist Poll