According to an annual poll, the most annoying word or phrase of the year was "whatever."  Here is the entire Top 5:

  1. "Whatever"  38% of us find it annoying up from 32% last year.
  2. "Like"  22%
  3. "You know"  18%
  4. "Just sayin'"  14%
  5. "Obviously"  6%

"Obviously" was the only new word or phrase to make the list this year.

"Twitterverse" was in 5th place last year.

Check out Marist Poll for more words and phrases that are annoying.