Step 1: [Hold hands up to form the letter W]

Step 2: Tilt head to the side

Step 3: Utter the words “Whatever” using an annoying bimba voice

Whatever is a slang term meaning “whatever you say” and “I don’t care what you say.”

The term is used to dismiss a previous statement and express indifference and is usually considered offensive and impolite. 

The word became a sentence in its own right, in effect an interjection and is used as a passive-aggressive conversational blocking tool, leaving the responder without a convincing retort.

Anything they do or say can simply be blocked by the retort of “Whatever!”

The boom of the Whatever sign can be accredited to the 1995 teen movie Clueless starring Alicia Silverstone. It was known to be an offensive gesture suggesting “I don’t think what you are saying is relevant.”


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