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Oddities News Archive - December 19, 2011

‘Whatever’ Named Most Annoying Word…Again

For the third straight year Americans call “whatever” the most annoying word or phrase in English conversation, according to the latest Marist Poll released on Friday.

Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'