Americans vote on the most annoying word

The most annoying word or phrase in America is…

Not one speech coach could guess it. And we can’t tell you just yet. But the results are in on this year’s closely-watched Marist Poll. If you’re not familiar with it, their website states “The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, home of The Marist Poll, is a survey research center at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York which regularly measures public opinion at the local, state, and national level.”

They are often cited on CNN, FOX, CBS, NBC, ABC, and their affiliates around the country, Politico, Real Clear Politics, the National Journal’s “The Hotline,” Hot Air, and The Huffington Post.

So let’s get back to “that word”. Whatever.

That’s it. Whatever. It’s been voted the most annoying word for nine years in a row, but the number two most-annoying word or phrase “fake news” is catching up.

To find out more about the survey and the runners-up, click here.

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