"`Whatever` remains the most annoying word or phrase in the English language, a poll indicates.
`Like` and `you know` trailed in the show and place positions, the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion in Poughkeepsie, N.Y."
American teenagers have distilled the English language into just a handful of all-purpose words: Whatever, like, you know, just saying and awesome.
You can tell your daughter that she looks cute, to do her homework or that grandma just died and her stock response will be: Whateva.
I can just imagine what my niece will say if she is being chased by zombies: Like uncle, you know I`m being chased by gnarly zombies! Just saying! Maybe you ought to shoot them or whateva!
The average mom will forgive her son for crashing the family car, getting drunk out of his skull, or even getting a girl pregnant, but she will never forgive him for saying "Whatever" after committing all these crimes.
Maybe you should pop your kid in the mouth next time he says "Whatever!" Just saying!
Comment on this story, by emailing Judyth Piazza at email@example.com join the SOP friend network with your Google, Yahoo, AOL, MSN or one ID account located on the front page of http://www.thesop.org
Subscribe to theSOP's Entertainment feed.
Subscribe to theSOP's Entertainment audio podcast.
Any opinions expressed on this website are those of the contributor and do not necessarily reflect those of The Student Operated Press