Annoying Phrases Used By A Ringmaster

A few months ago in our monthly newsletter we highlighted the annoying phrases used by a ringmaster. On Friday, October 23, USA Today had a "Snapshot" survey in which they asked, Which of these is most annoying in conversation? The phrases (and the percentage responding "yes"to the phrase) were:

  • "Whatever" (47%)

  • "You Know" (25%)

  • "It is what it is" (11%)

  • "Anyway" (7%)

  • "At the end of the day" (2%)

How many of these have you already used today?