You likely hear it every day. And if it bugs you, you’re not alone. The most annoying word in American conversation has been revealed: “whatever.”
And get this: it’s the fifth year in a row the eight-letter casual word has taken top ticked-off honors.
According to a Marist poll, 38 percent of Americans can’t stand the word. Taking second-place honors is “like” with 22 percent, then “you know” with 18 percent followed by “just sayin” with 14 percent and “obviously” with 6 percent.
The 38 percent number is up six points from last year.