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!
list ordered by
1
503 234
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. 
2
283 113
Twerk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
looksharp added Twerk
Dumb
3
211 80
Yolo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added
You Only Live Once
4
187 83
Swag is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
John Cocktostone added Swag
The way you represent yourself.
5
215 104
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
353 188
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
382 220
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"
8
192 91
Cray Cray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added Cray Cray
To mean "crazy"
9
356 194
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
120 50
Belieber is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
but chickens double d added Belieber
Fans who <3 Justin Bieber
11
378 225
Kill yourself is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Kill yourself
An overly dramatic way of expressing dislike towards another person
12
264 156
Basic B*tch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
Basic B*tch
A basic stereotype
13
329 221
Haters gonna hate is listed (or ranked) 13 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
14
333 204
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
125 61
Why You Mad? is listed (or ranked) 15 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
16
309 189
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?
17
161 89
#stopwhitepeople is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added #stopwhitepeople
A way to make fun of stereotypically white behaviors
18
273 179
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
254 153
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
20
128 68
Bitches Be Like is listed (or ranked) 20 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
21
235 157
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
390 246
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
266 174
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
248 145
FOMO is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
FOMO
Fear of missing out 
25
112 55
Vacay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Annoying Words (and Phrases) of 2014
ConnorRichardson added Vacay
Better known as a "vacation"