What’s the Most Annoying Phrase You Hear?

       Because I teach presentation skills to people, I do focus on the words – or nonwords, that is – that people use in conversation.  And I’ve heard all sorts of nonwords used.  Recently I saw the results of a Marist College poll of the most annoying conversational word or phrase – which are really nonwords – to about 1,000 US residents: 

  1. Whatever – 38%
  2. Like – 20%
  3. You know – 19%
  4. Just sayin – 11%
  5. Seriously – 7%

       Is there a word or phrase that really gets to you?  If so, please share it in a comment…

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!  

And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to http://alphainventions.com or http://kadency.com – they’re both great sites! 

RandolphMase, Fiction Writer



My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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