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A public opinion poll conducted by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion surveyed a number of adults and found that there is one word that annoys Americans more than any other. The casual “whatever” was rated as “most annoying” by 38 percent of those who responded to the survey. Pollsters said that was actually up 32 percent from the previous year’s survey. Even more, “whatever” has topped the chart of annoying words for the last five years running. Media director for Marist, Mary Griffith says they conduct the annual poll to keep up with popular culture. Along with “whatever,” Americans also do not like the word, “like,” followed by the term, “you know.” A little further down on the annoying scale were the phrases” just sayin” and “obviously.” Griffith said poll about annoying words is enlightening. In regards to “whatever,” she said, ”The word can be very dismissive and rude. It’s a put-down to some extent and it can signal to the other person that what they are saying is not important.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

This is the word that annoys Americans the most, By Kevin Murphy, Kevin Murphy of http://news.msn.com/offbeat/this-is-the-word-that-annoys-americans-the-most, Accessed December 19, 2013.

Ephesians 4:29 (ESV) Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

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