The most exciting day for American English comes but only once a year... the day when the New Marist Institute of Public Opinion releases their poll results for that year's most annoying phrases. In case you're dying to know, the word "whatever" ranked as the most annoying phrase used in casual conversation. And this Clueless-associated word has held its coveted number one spot for the past eight years, from 2008 to 2016. But what is it about "whatever" that really drives Americans bananas?
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