You know, whatever and like among 2012's most annoying words

New York, December 28 (ANI): An annual poll has discovered the most irritating words and phrases.

The Marist Poll, which questioned 1,246 adults in a U.S. nationwide, telephone survey, found that people in the Northeast are particularly annoyed by "like," and that "you know," "whatever" is a really annoying term.

These four words top the list of the most annoying words or phrases used in conversation in 2012, the New York Daily reported.

"Whatever" headed the list, cited by 32 percent of adults, and next came "like," which 21 percent didn't like.

Runners-up included "Twitterverse" and "gotcha'."

The results mirrored last year's survey where "whatever" topped the annoying words list for a third straight year but "seriously," which was named by 7 percent last year, dropped off the list entirely. (ANI)

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