Whatever, Still Most Annoying Word, You Know. Like, Seriously? Just Sayin

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    Dec 20, 2011 4:44 AM GMT
    http://maristpoll.marist.edu/ full link not working, scroll down on the left below the heading 2010 Living is the link to the poll results

    And, for the third consecutive year, “whatever” receives the dubious honor. Nearly four in ten adults nationally — 38% — say “whatever” grates on their nerves the most. “Like” one in five — 20% — say that verbal filler is the most irritating while 19% despise “you know.” “Just sayin’” gets on the nerves of 11% of the population compared with 7% who report “seriously” should be banned from casual conversation. Five percent are unsure.

    Not in the poll, but I'll add my internet annoying one: "meh"
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    Dec 20, 2011 4:50 AM GMT
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    Dec 20, 2011 4:52 AM GMT
    Also, I wonder when the word "bro" will make the list, like seriously bro. Nobody likes that word. Just sayin.
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    Dec 20, 2011 4:55 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidAlso, I wonder when the word "bro" will make the list, like seriously bro. Nobody likes that word. Just sayin.

    Man, I can like totally relate. Ya know what I mean?
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    Dec 20, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    paulflexes saidAlso, I wonder when the word "bro" will make the list, like seriously bro. Nobody likes that word. Just sayin.

    Man, I can like totally relate. Ya know what I mean?
    Yeah bro.
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    Dec 20, 2011 5:02 AM GMT
    I tried to stop saying like in every sentence, but I just can't, I think I'm pretty intelligent icon_redface.gif but since I say like so much, I come across as dumb.icon_cry.gificon_lol.gif
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    Dec 20, 2011 5:14 AM GMT
    Funny thing is none of those words on the list really bother me. However, I grew up with them as they're quite common in my generation and younger. Bits and pieces of Valspeak managed to penetrate our speech despite not living in California or hanging out with Valley girls.

    I personally hate being called "bro" or "bud". Guys over 30 are particularly guilty of this icon_rolleyes.gif "Dude" I don't mind, as I say this myself.

    I've grown a strong dislike for the adjectives "viral" and "epic". I wouldn't mind hearing or seeing them less often.
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    Dec 20, 2011 5:29 AM GMT
    It would be interesting to see how they got their results for "like," because it's used in ways that aren't always as a filler. For example, "be like" is in actual expression that means "to say" or "to be similar" (e.g. I was like/I said, "over my dead body"). This usage is completely different from being a filler (e.g. Like, instead of getting coffee, why don't we, like, go to my place).
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    Dec 20, 2011 5:31 AM GMT
    "Literally" has been overused/misused a lot in recent times.
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    Dec 20, 2011 7:50 AM GMT
    I enjoy them all. It's even more interesting when
    they get recycled from one generation to another. For instance "dude" has come back strong from the '70's and 20 year olds can work
    "awesome" from the 80's into a conversation every 30 seconds. Of particular interest at Burning Man this year was what sounded like jive talk from the 1940's. That is even before my time but I remember hearing it as a "youngster" from my Dad.
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    Dec 20, 2011 7:54 AM GMT
    Wassssssup dose it for me,
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    Dec 20, 2011 8:01 AM GMT
    cool story bro ;)
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    Dec 20, 2011 8:03 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidFunny thing is none of those words on the list really bother me. However, I grew up with them as they're quite common in my generation and younger. Bits and pieces of Valspeak managed to penetrate our speech despite not living in California or hanging out with Valley girls.

    I personally hate being called "bro" or "bud". Guys over 30 are particularly guilty of this icon_rolleyes.gif "Dude" I don't mind, as I say this myself.

    I've grown a strong dislike for the adjectives "viral" and "epic". I wouldn't mind hearing or seeing them less often.


    Hey bro, you don't like me calling you bro or bud when I fuck you?!
    Dude, like, that blows bro... icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 20, 2011 8:03 AM GMT
    "At the end of the day" Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! icon_evil.gif
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    Dec 20, 2011 9:55 AM GMT
    The word "like" has been exported to every other language in the world in some form thanks to the media..

    In france, its translated to "genre"

    In aruba, its "mane" and even we use the english word "like" in aruban sentences

    in spanish, I think its "como"
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    Dec 20, 2011 9:58 AM GMT
    GreenHopper saidThe word "like" has been exported to every other language in the world in some form thanks to the media..

    In france, its translated to "genre"

    In aruba, its "mane" and even we use the english word "like" in aruban sentences

    in spanish, I think its "como"


    The most common ones I know in Spanish are este, hombre, o sea, eh, vale, pues.

    "Eh" and "pues" are the ones I use most often.
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    Dec 20, 2011 9:59 AM GMT
    GreenHopper saidThe word "like" has been exported to every other language in the world in some form thanks to the media..

    In france, its translated to "genre"

    In aruba, its "mane" and even we use the english word "like" in aruban sentences

    in spanish, I think its "como"


    In Filipino, it's either 'Parang' or 'Ano.,' depending on how it's used in the sentence.
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    Dec 20, 2011 10:09 AM GMT
    "I know, right?" is kind of annoying.
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    Dec 20, 2011 12:54 PM GMT
    Rugbyforward said"At the end of the day" Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! icon_evil.gif


    Lol! Yes! I hate corporate-speak phrases. I will also toss in "going forward", "bear with me", "piggyback", and "let's revisit this".
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    pocketnico said
    GreenHopper saidThe word "like" has been exported to every other language in the world in some form thanks to the media..

    In france, its translated to "genre"

    In aruba, its "mane" and even we use the english word "like" in aruban sentences

    in spanish, I think its "como"


    The most common ones I know in Spanish are este, hombre, o sea, eh, vale, pues.

    "Eh" and "pues" are the ones I use most often.
    Actually it's more like "ehhhhhh" which is the Spanglish version of the US/English verbal pause, "uhhhhhh."

    And I haven't heard "pues" since I visited Mexico.
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    Dec 20, 2011 1:36 PM GMT
    Amazing.
    My partner had a buddy who used it continuously. So much so that we started debating that if everything was amazing, that would mean the beholder was either: a) an idiot; b) stoned; or c) fresh off an Amish enclave. Sadly it was probably "A" with that twazzock. As I spent more time around him, I realized that it was being overused by a great many people in Denver. Things out here in Western North Carolina don't seem to be as amazing as they are in Denver; don't know if this is good or bad...
    oh and it has to be said as; "AHHH MAYYYY ZINNNNG"
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    Dec 20, 2011 1:54 PM GMT
    Rugbyforward said"At the end of the day" Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! icon_evil.gif


    Vanessa Felz (okay, those of you outside the UK can ignore this one) tried to ban it from her radio show as every caller said it, sometimes multiple times in a call. She gave up
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    Dec 20, 2011 2:22 PM GMT
    Dude, bro.... I can't stand them.

    The rest - I'm OK with them.
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    Dec 20, 2011 2:27 PM GMT
    "Sup" is one that is really annoying
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    Dec 20, 2011 2:36 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidAlso, I wonder when the word "bro" will make the list, like seriously bro. Nobody likes that word. Just sayin.
    Hey I like the word bro. I also like the word dude and buddy.