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12/27: “Whatever” Still Viewed as Most Annoying Word or Phrase, Just Sayin’
Posted By Marist Poll On December 27, 2012 @ 10:00 am In Featured,Living,Odds and Ends,Odds and Ends Polls | 51 Comments
For the fourth consecutive year, Americans consider “whatever” to be the most annoying word or phrase in conversation. More than three in ten — 32% — have this view while “like” irritates 21% of residents nationally. 17% are most irked by “you know” while 10% would prefer to ban “just sayin’” from today’s lexicon. “Twitterverse” annoys 9% of adults while 5% are ticked off by “gotcha.” Five percent are unsure.
In last year’s survey,  38% thought “whatever” to be the most obnoxious word in casual conversation while 20% said “like” was the most irritating. 19% despised hearing “you know” while “just sayin’” was the most bothersome to 11% of Americans. “Seriously” made last year’s list with 7% reporting it was the most annoying word in conversation. Five percent, at that time, were unsure.
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 How the Survey was Conducted: http://maristpoll.marist.edu/wp-content/misc/usapolls/US121204/most annoying word/Marist USA Poll December 2012_How the Survey was Conducted.pdf
 Nature of the Sample: http://maristpoll.marist.edu/wp-content/misc/usapolls/US121204/most annoying word/Marist USA Poll December 2012_Nature of the Sample.pdf
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