The cool thing is is that ...

Link: @5:11 of this video.

I hear many native English speakers repeat the word "is" when they say sentences like that. I don't think it's related to the grammar. I feel like it's a more of a filler word and it's not really needed. At the same time, it's not a stuttering because many native English speakers do it. Why do they repeat it? Is it related to a specific accent?


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It's the double is construction.

The what is implied:

{What} the thing is, is I'm in a hurry"

{What} I thought was, is/was that..."

NB It doesn't necessarily involve a double "is" or a "thing" (as per my examples).


Worth mentioning, that is it also technically incorrect.

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