Because we have to share as many lists of 2017 as possible, the top most annoying phrases list has been compiled, voted on and tabulated. Let’s review the results.
No offense, but you literally need to stop saying “whatever,” you know what I mean? On Monday, Marist University unveiled its annual poll ranking the most annoying words or phrases. The winner in 2017, for the ninth consecutive year, was “whatever.”
A new addition to this year’s top five was “fake news” (which, ironically, some lovers of the term will probably dub “fake news”). Following are the year’s five most annoying words, along with the percentage of respondents whom they rankled the most:
- “Whatever,” 33 percent
- “Fake news,” 23 percent
- “No offense, but,” 20 percent
- “Literally,” 11 percent
- “You know what I mean,” 10 percent