According to Reuters, for the second year in a row, "whatever" has been voted the most annoying word in the English language. It doesn't annoy me that much -- except when it comes out of the mouth of one of my daughters. Then, it is most annoying.
But this expression is so popular that it comes with its own hand signals -- a three-fingered "W" followed my a three-fingered "E." What I like to do is to counter my children's use of the expression -- and sometimes hand signs -- with a "Whatever Major Loser" flash of hand signs. Unfortunately, most of the time, I get the "L" backwards.
Sigh. Not cool as a kid. Not cool as an adult.
WEML. : )