No slam!

According to The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, “For the ninth consecutive year, Americans say ‘whatever’ is the most annoying word or phrase used in casual conversation.”

I say, “Add “slam” to the list—especially when it is journalists using the word, as in

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If you love the English language, and believe there is a relationship between the clarity of what we say and what we think, check out Jason Kehe’s article from a 2009 Daily Trojan.

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via 12/18: “Whatever” Loses Ground but Retains Annoying Word Title |ome of the Marist Poll

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