This particular word has been dubbed the most annoying in casual conversation for six years in a row in the Marist Poll. More people are finding it irksome – 43 percent – compared to 38 percent in 2013 and 32 percent in 2012.
Here are a few more tidbits from the Marist Poll:
- Americans younger than 30 are the least likely to be perturbed by hearing ‘whatever.’
- ‘Selfie’ earned the dubious distinction of being the most overused word in 2014.
- 27 percent of those polled say ‘hashtag is the most worn-out word.
Find out more about annoying words and dubious distinctions at the Marist Poll website.