So "Whatever' and "you know what I mean' both start with a double quotation mark and end with a single quotation mark, while "like" got the full-on double double quotation mark. I wonder what that means. Probably just that the writer (of ""Whatever" voted most irritating word in poll" on Yahoo! Canada News on December 15, 2010) is incompetent. Later in the article,
There is a double quotation mark - or maybe single quotation mark, as that's how this writer often seems to roll - missing from the end of the second sentence above. I love that the article ends with the naming of the reporter and the editor. The errors are still there today. Click an image to enlarge it.
Break down that word
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