"Whatever" named most annoying word of the year... again

December 20, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
As 2013 comes to an end, Americans are sounding off on the words they hope to never hear again.

For the fifth straight year, "Whatever" was rated the most annoying word in a survey by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. 'Whatever' took 38 percent of the vote, up from 32 percent last year.

Respondents said the word can be very dismissive and rude. "Like", "You know", "Just sayin" and "Obviously" rounded out the top five.

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