HE bored teenage retort “whatever” and the unnecessary addition to sentences “basically” are among the words Brits hate most, a poll shows.
Others in the 25 worst expressions which make us grimace include “twerking”, “amazeballs”, “random”, “bespoke”, “mental” and [redacted by paywall]
Breaking ‘research’ reveals that there are some words most people in the country hate – ‘research’ broken exclusively in The Sun, who themselves are experts in things most people in the country hate. Although, technically, since the addition of a paywall I should refer to it as The SUN+ (which basically means you get all the semi-literate irritation of The Sun, ‘plus’ you have to pay to view it).
This particular research was conducted by and for Bad PR regulars OnePoll, this time aiming to hit the headlines themselves rather than on behalf of a client – an aim that they’d have missed, were it not for The Sun “+” and a feature on This Morning:
A spokesman for paid survey site, OnePoll, which commissioned the study, said:
”We never imagined the nation would find such mainstream words so frustrating.
”Quite often we find ourselves using these words automatically in sentences every day without realising we could be frustrating our friends, family or colleagues.
Personally, some of my least favourite words in the English language include ‘according to a survey by OnePoll’.