This Has Been Dubbed the Most Annoying Word in America…

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.

The table showing the percentage breakdown. (Source: Marist)