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Double IS - Stop it!

The thing about the word 'is', is that you only ever need two in a row if you're referring to the word itself.

I keep hearing people (often during radio or TV interviews) saying "the thing is is that....." or "the point is is that....." etc etc


The thing is, you're driving me up the wall with your needless repetition and redundant duplication!
You don't need the second is so just stop it!!!
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What's the Oxford Boat Club got to do with it?
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I think you should take us all here to discuss it at length over lunch

http://www.restaurant-isis.co.uk/
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I think you should take us all here to discuss it at length over lunch

http://www.restaurant-isis.co.uk/
Looks good but a bit too far away for me this lunchtime.
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The thing about the word 'is', is that you only ever need two in a row if you're referring to the word itself.

I keep hearing people (often during radio or TV interviews) saying "the thing is is that....." or "the point is is that....." etc etc


The thing is, you're driving me up the wall with your needless repetition and redundant duplication!
You don't need the second is so just stop it!!!

...you missed out an 'is', just sayin' like...
 
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iSis, some electronic hand held sister?
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agree with ChrisH

Additional double here:

usually heard on Police Camera Action when someone is about to lie through their teeth about the MOT status on their car: "nah, coz wot it woz woz.."

if anyone ever starts a sentence with: "coz wot it woz woz", I guarantee you are about lied to!
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Tiswaswas good though.
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