Discussion » Nonsense » The words most Americans hate in 2010??

  • 琪琪
    琪琪 wrote:

    民调显示,“whatever(无论什么)”连续第二年被美国人认为是“最令人讨厌的词语”。位列第二和第三的是“like(喜欢)”和“you know what I mean(你明白我的意思)”。

    今日公布的玛丽斯特民调(Marist Poll)结果显示,39%的受访者最讨厌使用“whatever”。据了解,在谈话时这个词使用的频率非常高。29%的受访者讨厌听到“like”这一词语,在他们看来,这个词是最具攻击性的词汇。此外,15%的受访者,对“you know what I mean”这句话充满了厌恶感。紧随其后的,则是10%的受访者不喜欢听到 “to tell you the truth(说实话)”。

    2009年,“whatever”以47%的投票率被选为最令人厌恶的词语。

    Other phrases that make your skin crawl..."at the end of the day"..."blood and treasure"..."it is what it is" and "look"... when it's used to start the answer to a question.

    So which words drive East Texans bananas?

    "OMG. I hate that."

    "Absolutely."

    "When they don't answer your question and they say I guess."

    "Laugh out loud."

    "That's what she said."

    "You can sit there and try to be talking about something serious and they're just like that's what she said."

    "Like so many times in a sentence and I was like and she was like and he was like."

    "We're in a recession. It's because we're in a recession. And we hear it a lot."

    "Get on my level. I get so irritated when people say that because they don't know what level I'm on!"

  • ❤Pinkbubble❤

    Whatever~

  • Minger
    Minger wrote:

    That's what she said!

    "Like" in this context is "就像", not "喜歡"。Don't use it. The habit is almost impossible to break.

  • Da Fan
    Da Fan wrote:
    听米国本科小MM成天咧着嘴一个又一个的well, you know, like,听得人直头疼...
  • Da Fan
    Da Fan wrote:
    反正对我这种英语非母语的人,很容易一听人家说得流利就觉得很不错。现在越来越觉得,这个还是能在一定程度上反应智商或者思维水平的,好比说即使是聊天,教授的说话方式也跟target的结账小妞儿有很大区别。(只是不同,没有说谁好谁坏的意思,但是,听后者说话听多了确实头疼,因为你很快就会发现,丫叨叨了10分钟,其实什么都没说...)
  • Da Fan
    Da Fan wrote:
    我操!哈哈哈。我跟朋友也说过这个,甭总是听人说"you know, it's kinda like"很烦,其实咱用中文也总说,直译就是“你知道吧,这他妈就有点儿像...”。只不过中文是咱母语,咱能说得很流利,好比说“你知道吧,这他妈的就有点儿像...”这个phrase咱半秒钟就说完了,于是根本没过脑子,觉得自己好像没说似的~
  • Da Fan
    Da Fan wrote:
    JZ...你说什么?
  • Da Fan
    Da Fan wrote:
    没啥,这都很正常。早就说了,任何国家任何社会任何发展阶段,人的各项特性依然都还是正态分布。好比说有脑子的,相对有点儿独立思考能力的人,再多也是单向两个标准差开外的部分了。大部分人,可能80%?都还是“傻乎乎”的。
  • Da Fan
    Da Fan wrote:
    hahaha,所以人家说嘛,没有政府不给民众洗脑,因为你不给民众灌输无理性的东西,民众自己就不接受。你成天跟民众make sense,但广大民众是根本无法理解你的sense的:D 貌似太跑题了...==
  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

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    Hahahahaha ... try "I am not American, I am Canadian" ...

  • xxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxx wrote:

    "Random", and "OMG", these are probably THE most annoying words in English, people (especially teenager) think they're funny or clever by using them. im actually the kind of person tht says "you know what i mean" or "you know what i am saying" at the end of every sentence....lol, i should probably stop.

  • Ms. Stephanie
    Ms. Stephanie wrote:

    I noticed Indian dudes always start with " Look" ...

    I like to use "ummm.... it's like''... =,,=

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

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    Hahahaha ... Tony Kwong ... if I could, and did not seem like anyone had mentioned it ... how about the word "like"?

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