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    Whatever' so totally tops most annoying word poll

    By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press Writer Michael Hill, Associated Press Writer Wed Oct 7, 3:25 pm ET

    So, you know, it is what it is, but Americans are totally annoyed by the use of "whatever" in conversations.

    The popular slacker term of indifference was found "most annoying in conversation" by 47 percent of Americans surveyed in a Marist College poll released Wednesday.

    "Whatever" easily beat out "you know," which especially grated a quarter of respondents. The other annoying contenders were "anyway" (at 7 percent), "it is what it is" (11 percent) and "at the end of the day" (2 percent).

    "Whatever" pronounced "WHAT'-ehv-errr" when exasperated is an expression with staying power. Immortalized in song by Nirvana ("oh well, whatever, nevermind") in 1991, popularized by the Valley girls in "Clueless" later that decade, it is still commonly used, often by younger people.

    It can be an all-purpose argument-ender or a signal of apathy. And it can really be annoying. The poll found "whatever" to be consistently disliked by Americans regardless of their race, gender, age, income or where they live.

    "It doesn't surprise me because 'whatever' is in a special class, probably," said Michael Adams, author of "Slang: The People's Poetry" and an associate professor of English at Indiana University. "It's a word that and it depends how a speaker uses it can suggest dismissiveness."

    Adams, who was not involved in the poll and is not annoyed by "whatever," points out that its use is not always negative. It also can be used in place of other, neutral phrases that have fallen out of favor, like "six of one, half dozen of the other," he said.

    But the negative connotation might explain why "whatever" was judged more annoying than the ever-popular "you know," which was recently given a public workout by Caroline Kennedy during her flirtation with the New York U.S. Senate seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton. "You know," Adams notes, is a way for speakers to seek assent from others.

    Pollsters at the Poughkeepsie, N.Y. college surveyed 938 U.S. adults by telephone Aug. 3-Aug 6. The margin of error is 3.2 percentage points. The five choices included were chosen by people at the poll discussing what popular words and phrases might be considered especially annoying, said spokeswoman Mary Azzoli.

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    "Um".

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    "Whatever" always pissed me off a lot when used dismissively. -_-
    I also hate "No" when girls say it, because they tend to say "NOOOOOWUH". Not all females do this of course, but I've never heard a male say it.

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    "girrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrllllllllllllllllllllllllll"

    fuck.

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    I hate the word booty. Booty bugs me, ass I like.

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    Hello.

    Yes, that word just pisses me off. Or maybe it's just the jackasses that keep trying to talk to me.

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    The so called word cu*t and the so called word ska*k so called word,makes me want to kill the asshole speaking these so called words. I left the "n" out of these so called words because I can not even stand to see these 2 awful so called words in print. These words make me want to kill the asshole saying them. The last guy, who used these words to me is dead. He died of his own self undoing, a tortured death. I did NOT have anything to do with his death. I would not ever kill someone except in the case of physical self defense.

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    Fabulous

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    Quote Originally Posted by OliX View Post
    Fabulous
    dude, I love that word.

    I don't like the word moist. Ick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VoltaireBlue View Post
    dude, I love that word.

    I don't like the word moist. Ick.
    Voltaire...You make me moist...

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    Quote Originally Posted by World*in*my*Eyes View Post
    The so called word cu*t and the so called word ska*k so called word,makes me want to kill the asshole speaking these so called words. I left the "n" out of these so called words because I can not even stand to see these 2 awful so called words in print. These words make me want to kill the asshole saying them. The last guy, who used these words to me is dead. He died of his own self undoing, a tortured death. I did NOT have anything to do with his death. I would not ever kill someone except in the case of physical self defense.

    O.K....If you say so.

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    Ointment is an ugly word...was reminded of that from seeing moist, which creeps me out due to "moist adventures".

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    Quote Originally Posted by VoltaireBlue View Post
    I don't like the word moist. Ick.
    Heh... ever seen "Dead Like Me?" The mom on that show has a "thing" about that word."

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    Quote Originally Posted by World*in*my*Eyes View Post
    The so called word cu*t and the so called word ska*k so called word,makes me want to kill the asshole speaking these so called words. I left the "n" out of these so called words because I can not even stand to see these 2 awful so called words in print. These words make me want to kill the asshole saying them. The last guy, who used these words to me is dead. He died of his own self undoing, a tortured death. I did NOT have anything to do with his death. I would not ever kill someone except in the case of physical self defense.
    /knee jerk immature reaction.

    Quit being such a skanky cunt.

    cunt cunt cunt cunt
    skank skank skank skank.

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    /puts on sunglasses

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    I really like the word cunt.
    I don't like the word spam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aza View Post
    Heh... ever seen "Dead Like Me?" The mom on that show has a "thing" about that word."
    I loved that show and was really bummed that it only lasted two seasons.

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    I absolutely hate it when "istas" is added to an otherwise fine word.

    e.g. that new Target commercial about the "Frugalistas" makes me fucking see red.

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    What's a frugalista?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mystoo View Post
    What's a frugalista?

    Well according to the ad, it's one of 3 goofy broads who are all about mediocre fashions that they buy from Target and save some money.

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    Ohhhhh...I get it. I don't think I like that word, frugal.

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    +1 to hating the word moist

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    mucous is a nasty word too.

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    What? Ya'll don't like moist mucous?

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    Golly!

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    totally - specially when I use it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velvet-Tongue View Post
    /knee jerk immature reaction.

    Quit being such a skanky cunt.

    cunt cunt cunt cunt
    skank skank skank skank.

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    /puts on sunglasses
    I send these words right back to you.
    Velvet-tongue, you are a fat, and ugly skanky cunt. I see you hate the word fuck. You can not fuck anyone. The only hard thing you can hold in your hand is a beer bottle. You will die a slow death of torture from your own self undoing.

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    Does it have to be a word? I don't like that clicking sound of annoyance that students make when they think the world isn't served up to their standards. Or just constantly asking questions that have just been answered...

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