I hate 'Ya Know'.
It drives me batty.
I do use it sometimes, but not at the end of every sentence. I am around someone who does this all day long and it is like fingernails going down a chalkboard to my ears.
Yikes. My question: Do you end the sentence with a question mark or an exclamation mark, when using 'ya know' at the end of your sentence?
Examples: 'I saw my grandson last night, ya know' ( I didn't know, but I am so glad you told me)
'I got some Triscuits at Big Lots for us, ya know' ( no, I didn't know and I am not eating expired & broken Triscuits!)
'The phone needs to stop ringing, ya know' ( yes, I agree... and this is a case that 'ya know' does not drive me as insane as the others)
'I wore my white pants again today because it is almost over for the year, ya know' ( Yes, I know about the Memorial to Labor day rule and I am so glad you are wearing the same pants all week long. Delightful.)
'Do you like this bracelet, ya know' ( Ok, Stop! How do I answer a double question?! Calgon.)
I feel better now. I hope you got a little laugh out of this and agree that 'ya know' is verbal garbage!