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Speak English Right - 12/26/16


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Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.  conducted a poll of the ‘most annoying’ (烦人) word of 2016. 38 percent of those polled said that the most annoying English word is ‘whatever.’ It isn’t always an annoying word. It depends on how you use it. Today, I’ll teach you the wrong and right way to use this word.


Word


'whatever'


Used in an argument to admit that you are wrong without admitting it so the argument is over. The best way for a Chinese English learner to understand this use of this word is to know that the person who says is it trying to save face without admitting that they were wrong.


Other meanings (when this word is used alone) can be, ‘who cares?’ or ‘that isn’t too interesting and YOU are not too interesting’. Sometimes younger people will just say, “Get a life!”


Practice


Best use of this word:


Whatever happens, you can still succeed and achieve your goal.
Whatever anyone says to you, you can still believe in yourself.
Whatever others do, you can choose if you want to do the same thing or not.


Annoying use of this word:


Mother: You can’t go play with your friends. You’ve been too bad.
Daughter: Well, whatever! (saying, ‘I don’t care’)


Teacher: You are always late to class.
Student: Whatever! (saying ‘it doesn’t matter’)


Also, notice ‘how’ it is said. When it is used and is annoying to others, it is used alone and said as, ‘Whatever.’


That’s all for today.
Goodbye for now.
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