We all get tired of hearing certain overused and/or idiotic words and phrases. The Marist Institute For Public Opinion in Poughkeepsie has conducted annual national opinion polls on a variety of topics since 1978. "Whatever" has just topped their list of Annoying Words & Phrases for the tenth consecutive year: Top 5 Most Annoying Words of 2018 I do not like hearing people say "OMG" and "LOL," which are bad enough when written but are even more detestable when spoken. I do not like hearing people say something happened "literally" when it obviously did not -- or saying they "could care less" when they couldn't care less. It drives me crazy when analysts and interviewees on news programs begin their response to a question with "So" or "Well, look, you know" or "Well, I mean, look." I do not like hearing "W" pronounced as "dubba-yoo" instead of "double-yoo." I cringe when I hear "comfortable" pronounced as "cumf-ter-ble" and "temperature" pronounced as "temp-a-choor." I do not like hearing "if you will," "for all intents and purposes," "at this point in time," "at the end of the day," "I go out there and give 110%" and "I know, right?" And I am really sick of hearing "Fake news! Fake news! Fake news!" In advertising, why does every item depicting a cat have to be described as "purr-fect"? It's stupid, it's not really a word and it's been done to death. Why is every store opening promoted as a "grand opening" when there is seldom anything that could be considered grand? And why do so many stores and auto dealers advertise a "sales event"? It is hardly an "event" when they're selling the same things they sell every day of the year. What words and phrases are you tired of hearing? And if anyone says he's annoyed by everything I write, I will be very hurt and might even cry. Keep this in mind.