Literally the Most Annoying Words of 2011. For Real.

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In a recent survey done by The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, “whatever” was voted as the most annoying word of 2011, followed by “like” and “y’know.”  I understand why these words irritate many adults, but I was surprised that there weren’t more words and phrases chosen that surpassed the irritation levels of “whatever.” Where is “OH EM GEE” or “LOL”? I wish that annoying phrases were also a part of this survey because I can think of a few dumb ones that I wouldn’t lost sleep over never hearing again in 2012.

“Whatever” is really the best we can do? No way. So I’ve compiled a list of words and phrases that are way more annoying than “whatever.” Enjoy!

Any annoying words/phrases that I missed? Disagree with the ones I chose? Let me know!

Katie is finishing up her undergrad at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. She enjoys wasting hours on Facebook and tweeting things no one cares about. When asked the question, “Do you do marathons?” She promptly responds, “Of course! Which show?” Follow her @KatieGarrity!

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