When did the word "WHATEVER" starts and where did it came from!

Whatever is a slang term meaning "whatever you say" or "I don't care what you say". The term is used to dismiss a previous statement and express indifference. In the late 20th century and early 21st century, the word became a sentence in its own right; in effect an interjection, it is used as a powerful conversational blocking tool, leaving the responder without a convincing retort. Anything they do or say can simply be blocked by the retort of "whatever".

Prevalent among the affluent "valley girls" of California in the 1980s, it was known to be offensive as in saying, "I don't think what you are saying is relevant" (as used in the film Clueless), according to slang expert Tony Thorne, who first recorded it there. It was a term used by WAGs - the wives and girlfriends of movie stars and producers but picked up as part of the code of the 'valley girls'.

Jadi kepada rakan2 yang suka cakap whatever tue.. sekarang korang dah tau dah dari mana datang perkataan yg korang selalu sebut2 WHATEVER!!!!! yang vogue sangat tue hehehe tapi in my experience aku rasekan yang selalunya cakap perkataan ini kurang ajar la sebab tak hormat orang.. itu pendapat aku lah, tak tahu lah pendapat korang macamane...

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