Washington, Oct 8: If you're in the US or planning to go there, whatever you do don't use the word 'Whatever', for a new survey has found that the popular slacker term of indifference irks almost half of Americans.
According to the Marist poll, 47 per cent of the country's population said there's no phrase more annoying than 'whatever'.
Others in the most irritating phrases list were: 'you know' netted 25 percent of the vote; 'it is what it is' got 11 percent; 'anyway' got 7 percent; and 'at the end of the day' ended the day with 2 percent, reports CBS News.
The telephone survey, based on 938 responses, had a margin of error of 3.5 percent.
Respondents were selected from a list of telephone exchanges from around the country.