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    "Ya know" "Know what I mean?"

    What, please, is the name or term for usages such as
    "Ya know" and "Know what I mean?" that speakers often
    say when their thinking stalls? (Thanks)

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    Re: "Ya know" "Know what I mean?"

    It could be called phatic speech.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phatic

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