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List Rules Which words make you roll your eyes, no matter how many times you've heard them?

Every year, our society seems to pick up on new terms and trends. While a lot of them stem from trends on social media and are funny or catchy at first, many stick around for way longer than they should. Mainly due to their overuse, there are many words that have become so completely obnoxious that they need to retire before the new year rolls around. 

Below is a list of the most annoying words of 2014 that should probably retire in 2015. What are some words or phrases you think are overused? Which ones could you live more happily without? Vote on the annoying words 2014 list below, and feel free to add some of your own!
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491 232
Selfie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Selfie A self-portrait, typically taken with a camera phone. Bieber is a master. So is Kim Kardashian. 

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274 111
Twerk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
looksharp added Twerk Dumb

3
182 78
Swag is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
John Cocktostone added Swag The way you represent yourself.

4
201 77
Yolo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added Yolo You Only Live Once

5
208 100
Hashtag is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
looksharp added Hashtag Used to categorize subjects on social media. . . can also be heard scattered throughout random conversations

6
342 185
Totes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Totes To mean "totally." Usually said by 12 year old school girls and adults who sound like them. 

7
185 86
Cray Cray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added Cray Cray To mean "crazy"

8
375 218
For reals is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
For reals For real + a completely unnecessary "s"

9
351 189
Instafamous is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Instafamous The most coveted fame of all. . . Instagram fame

10
325 216
Haters gonna hate is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Haters gonna hate Basically, someone is always going to dislike what you do, so you should just do whatever you want

11
258 153
Basic B*tch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Basic B*tch A basic stereotype

12
369 221
Kill yourself is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Kill yourself An overly dramatic way of expressing dislike towards another person

13
111 46
Belieber is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
but chickens double d added Belieber Fans who <3 Justin Bieber

14
326 201
She provoked it/asked for it is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
She provoked it/asked for it A phrase used to blame "sexily dressed" female victims

15
302 186
No Homo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
No Homo A phrase used by men after a sensitive comment. But really. . . what's wrong with homosexuality?

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153 85
#stopwhitepeople is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added #stopwhitepeople A way to make fun of stereotypically white behaviors

17
117 58
Why You Mad? is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
malmrphy added Why You Mad? This means exactly what it sounds like. . . just with improper grammar

18
267 175
I hate my life is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
I hate my life An overly dramatic way of complaining about your life

19
122 63
Bitches Be Like is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added Bitches Be Like A meme-ish way to make fun of girls

20
246 150
Check your privilege is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Check your privilege A way to defy class systems

21
231 151
Like is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Like A word used to make people sound less intelligent

22
384 240
This is gay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
This is gay Gay is a sexual orientation, not an adjective-substitute for "stupid."

23
258 170
Thigh gap is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Thigh gap An absurd term given to the space between legs

24
105 50
Vacay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added Vacay Better known as a "vacation"

25
241 142
FOMO is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
FOMO Fear of missing out 

26
216 143
Throwing shade is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Throwing shade Giving attitude

27
240 145
#SingleGirlProbs is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
#SingleGirlProbs A way for #SingleGirls to publicly complain about their lives

28
252 174
Bestie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Bestie An overused term for "friend"

29
90 50
(insert Scandal Here)-gate is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added (insert Scandal Here)-gate GamerGate, HackerGate, ClimateGate, Annoying-Words-Gate

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103 61
The 'N' Word is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added The 'N' Word

31
228 157
Sunday Funday is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Sunday Funday Extending your weekend festivities just a little longer with the help of mimosas, bloody marys or your morning/afternoon beverage of choice

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81 37
Or Nah? is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
malmrphy added Or Nah? Nah.

33
76 33
Get Rekt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added Get Rekt By your spelling, I have to assume you are already "wrecked," otherwise known as "drunk."

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95 59
Sorry Not Sorry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added Sorry Not Sorry It's the second one! Whoever says this is not sorry

35
76 37
No Filter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added #NoFilter So, it's like a normal picture? 

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79 40
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ConnorRichardson added Where They at Doe? ...Said by rapper T.I. in an video to refute the rumor that he had two black eyes

37
218 161
Frenemy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Frenemy Friend + Enemy

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87 56
Butt-Hurt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Butt-Hurt Offended/sad/hurt

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183 117
Nude leaks is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Nude leaks It is not only an invasion of privacy-- it is a crime.

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89 59
Dem is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added Dem i.e. "Gimme dem keys"

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212 159
Literally is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Literally You are not "literally going to die." You are just hungover.

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72 44
Dat is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
but chickens double d added Dat Using "dat" rather than "that" 

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87 58
U Wot M8 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added U Wot M8 Usually used when a person doesn't hear what the other person is saying

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49 19
Adorbs - Another Lazy 12 Year ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
DanielleAkins added Adorbs - Another Lazy 12 Year Old Girl Way of Saying

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220 152
OMFG is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
OMFG Oh my f**king God!

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95 67
Gluten Free is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added Gluten Free What does everyone have against gluten all of a sudden? 

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72 40
Bæ is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
XxDislikingPeoplexX added

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75 51
Stahp is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added Stahp Internet-speak for STOP

49
103 77
Political Correctness is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added Political Correctness The reason why you should never debate politics. . . you end up sounding like an a**

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75 59
Teabaggers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Teabaggers A faction of extreme far-righties.