What’s the Most Annoying Phrase You Hear?

I’ve written a few times about the results of Marist College polls of the most annoying conversational word or phrase – which are really nonwords – to about 1,000 US residents.  Then just the other day I saw the 2022 results of the same poll.  Here’s how they compare:

2011 2014 2022
Whatever Whatever Woke
Like Like Whatever
You know Literally It is what it is
Just sayin Awesome Like
Seriously With all due respect You know

I’m sure they missed some; is there a word or phrase that really gets to you?  If so, please share it in a comment…

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Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer




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Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (now available!)

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2 Responses to “What’s the Most Annoying Phrase You Hear?”

  1. Jack Says:

    My most annoying phrase is when you tell someone “Thanks you.”, their response is “No problem.”

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