Just Say “No”

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There are a lot of things that have been getting under our goat lately. Namely: words. They’re tossed around pretty carelessly these days. Maybe it has always been thus. But, until the day Shakespeare returns from the dead, we’ve decided it’s time we all got a lot less creative.

As it turns out, we’re not alone. A survey conducted by the Marist University in upstate New York has decided that, for the 3rd year in a row, “whatever” has the honor of being named the most annoying word of the year. It had some real competition from phrases like “you know” and “like” and “to tell you the truth.” But we wonder if these were seriously (another word in the top five) the most annoying phrases of 2011. We’ve all survived (so far) the GOP presidential primary. It’s no secret that we’ve all heard a lot of words and phrases we never want to hear again. (Is there anyone out there who can hear someone say “birth certificate” and not cringe?) So we wonder if the Marist University was being broad enough.

We all have our pet peeves. What are yours? What do YOU think are the most annoying phrases from 2011 that you never want to hear again?

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