I notice stuff and one of the things I notice a lot are pet phrases. I also notice that the people using said phrases don't realize they use them ad nauseam.
I know someone who says "you know what I mean?" at the end of most sentences.
"You know" is a favorite of many, many, many people.
"Um" is another one.
"The whole nine yards" came out of a guy from the Bahamas way too many times.
I, of course, did not think that I fell into that group of repeaters.
That is until I pointed out Petey's habit. I won't reveal it here - to protect the innocent. He took it like the man he is - shocked at first, went directly into denial and then . . . caught himself. His eyes widened and we started laughing.
Then he gently pointed out the fact that I say "blah, blah, blah."
What??????????? No way. Really?
Every time since then I catch myself and stop after the first "blah."
So - do you have one - that you're aware of? Have you spotted one on a friend or family member that is driving you distraction?
Come on, fess up.