Do you find any of the following words or phrases bothersome?
- at the end of the day
- it is what it is
- you know
Read what other people had to say in this Marist poll.
The one that bothers me most is “whatever.” While it bothers me when people say “whatever,” it doesn’t aggravate me. You cannot aggravate your spouse, friend, child, enemy, or any human for that matter. To “aggravate” means making a condition or thing worse. Therefore, only a problem or situation can be aggravated.
But not to worry—at the end of the day, you still have the option of “annoying” or “irritating” the people around you by stating “it is what it is,” you know?
So, which words or phrases irritate you most?