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    What do you call it when a person frequently repeats a word or phrase without being aware of it?For instance he says,"...I mean...I mean...".

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    he/she is uncertain, fumbling for words??

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    Filler words like "Umm" and "you know" and "okay?" are technically called "discourse markers." They are also sometimes referred to as "verbal tics."

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