The Most Annoying Word in the English Language

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It comes but once a year – that exciting day when the New Marist Institute of Public Opinion releases its poll results, and we all find out the year’s most annoying words and/or phrases. This year’s word should come as no surprise, since it’s been at the top of America’s list since 2008.


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Officially defined as “said as a response indicating a reluctance to discuss something, often implying indifference.”

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According to the research, it’s the “indifference” part that really bakes people’s beans.

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Other words and phrases that ranked high in 2017 include: fake news, no offense, but, literally, and you know what I mean.

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I can get behind all of those, to be honest. How about you?

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