Most Annoying Word, December 2021

Marist National Poll

“Trump” and “Coronavirus” Bump “Whatever” as Most Annoying Word

For the first time in more than a decade, whatever is not the most annoying word or phrase used in conversation! Trump and coronavirus now top the list. In contrast with previous years when respondents received a closed-ended question (with a set amount of response options provided), the Marist Poll posed an open-ended question which allowed respondents to provide answers in their own words. The result? Nearly 600 adults nationally weighed in, and Trump and coronavirus were mentioned the most. Check out our word cloud to see the other answers offered.

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