Words . . . whatever

While watching the morning news Thursday morning, they mentioned results from a recent Marist College Poll. This particular poll asked people what word/phrase they find most annoying.

Perhaps some of you may say "Whatever. . . who really cares?"

Well, you just might be onto something. According to the Marist College Poll, the results found the following to the annoying word/phrase question:

Chances are it was “whatever.”  In a recent Marist poll, nearly half of Americans – 47% – said they find “whatever” most annoying.  The other sayings weren’t quite so loathed.  25% say they find “you know” most grating; 11% can’t stand “it is what it is”; 7% would like to ban “anyway” from all verbal exchanges; and 2% reported that they could do without hearing “at the end of the day.”

You can view the results of the poll with an even bigger breakdown by region, education, age, income, and race here. While I was checking out information on the poll, I also found this interesting editorial by John Hopkins in the Tonawanda News. Mr. Hopkins writes about a lot about whatever and his feelings.

So with all of the above in mind, my Aloha Friday question this week is:

What word or phrase do you find most annoying and why?  Feel free to think of some other ones that bother you, but if it is one mentioned in the Marist Poll please explain.



Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the MckLinky there if you are participating.

Aloha Friday by Kailani at An Island Life

Aloha #69

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