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Posted By: Jim Dixon
02-Oct-10 - 07:28 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
I'd say the repetition of the word "is" in sentences like, "The trouble is, is that nobody listens."

Once you notice it, you keep hearing it everywhere (in the US).

I have only heard it in speech, probably by people who don't even realize they're saying it. I have never seen it in print.