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Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
Very interesting!

How about "a pet phrase"?
A pet phrase is usually more conscious -- a choice. Many of these crutch words are habitual, such as: like, ya' know, well, etc. :wink:
Danke schoen. I see, crutch words are those you use in daily conversation unconsciously. But what is pet phrase by your definition as 'more conscious'? Do you mean it's more like slang or something, such as buddies, dudes, kiddo?

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