Poll

‘Whatever’ Is Most Annoying Word

"Whatever" is officially the most annoying saying, according to a nationwide poll by Marist. Nearly half of Americans (47 percent) object to the saying, and even more Midwesterners (55 percent) dislike it. Only 19 percent of them feel the same way about "you know," which is the phrase that gets under 32 percent of Northeasterners' skin.