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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 | 52 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.

[1]Click Here for Complete December 27, 2012 USA Marist Poll Release and Tables [2]

In last year’s survey, [3] 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.

Table: Most Annoying Conversational Word or Phrase [4]

How the Survey was Conducted [5]

Nature of the Sample [6]

 


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[2] Click Here for Complete December 27, 2012 USA Marist Poll Release and Tables: http://maristpoll.marist.edu/wp-content/misc/usapolls/US121204/most annoying word/Complete December 27, 2012 USA Marist Poll Release and Tables.pdf

[3] In last year’s survey,: http://maristpoll.marist.edu/1216-whatever-still-most-annoying-word-you-know-like-seriously-just-sayin%e2%80%99/

[4] Table: Most Annoying Conversational Word or Phrase: http://maristpoll.marist.edu/wp-content/misc/usapolls/US121204/most annoying word/Most Annoying Conversational Word or Phrase.pdf

[5] 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

[6] 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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