To brush off the results of a recent poll that asserts the word ‘whatever’ was voted the most annoying word for the third year running would seemingly be the best tribute to the news.
A university in up state New York announced Friday that the dismissive ‘whatever’ continues to reign supreme in the common lexicon.
For the third year in a row, the Marist University poll asked 1,026 adults what the most grating word was from a five options.
Whatever took the cake with 38 per cent of the lot, though this is a drop of one point from last year, and even lower than it’s high of 49 per cent in 2009.
While it clearly has staying power, some balked at the thought that ‘whatever’, a word made popular in the 1990s cult film Clueless, was truly the worst thing to come out of society’s mouths over the past decade or so.