Words that say nothing but fill the void come and go. Over the years the words have been, "Right", (as in "riiiight"), "Great", Really". Or phrases like, "Isn't that something", or "That's nice". Just little words to fill the gap after someone else says something that doesn't require a response... and yet we feel the need to say something.
The word I am hearing is, "Exactly!", pronounced, "exACTly". I heard it at least a dozen times today and, in a moment I knew I have been hearing it a LOT lately.
No great epiphany here. Just reporting my observations. Exactly.