culture The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014  

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

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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.

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

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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

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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. 

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For reals is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
For reals For real + a completely unnecessary "s"

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Instafamous is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Instafamous The most coveted fame of all. . . Instagram fame

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Cray Cray is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added Cray Cray To mean "crazy"

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Basic B*tch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Basic B*tch A basic stereotype

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Haters gonna hate is listed (or ranked) 11 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

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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

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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

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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

Words That Definitely Should Be Real... But Aren't

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#stopwhitepeople is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added #stopwhitepeople A way to make fun of stereotypically white behaviors

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No Homo is listed (or ranked) 16 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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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

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Bitches Be Like is listed (or ranked) 18 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

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Check your privilege is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Check your privilege A way to defy class systems

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I hate my life is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
I hate my life An overly dramatic way of complaining about your life

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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

The Craziest Celebrity Wardrobe Malfunctions of 2014

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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."

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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

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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"

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Throwing shade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Throwing shade Giving attitude

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FOMO is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
FOMO Fear of missing out 

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(insert Scandal Here)-gate is listed (or ranked) 27 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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#SingleGirlProbs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
#SingleGirlProbs A way for #SingleGirls to publicly complain about their lives

Common Phrases That Are Literally Antiquated

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Bestie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Bestie An overused term for "friend"

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

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Or Nah? is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
malmrphy added Or Nah? Nah.

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Get Rekt is listed (or ranked) 32 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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No Filter is listed (or ranked) 33 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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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

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

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Butt-Hurt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Butt-Hurt Offended/sad/hurt

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Nude leaks is listed (or ranked) 37 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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Frenemy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Frenemy Friend + Enemy

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Adorbs - Another Lazy 12 Year ... is listed (or ranked) 39 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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Dat is listed (or ranked) 40 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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Dem is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added Dem i.e. "Gimme dem keys"

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Literally is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Literally You are not "literally going to die." You are just hungover.

Which Common Phrases Immediately Make You Suspicious Of Someone?

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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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OMFG is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
OMFG Oh my f**king God!

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Sunday Funday is listed (or ranked) 45 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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Teabaggers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Teabaggers A faction of extreme far-righties.

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

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Gluten Free is listed (or ranked) 48 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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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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Stahp is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added Stahp Internet-speak for STOP