Affectionately referred to as cheese (queso) by my sister and her family.
It's also used to preface a lot of the dialogue that goes on around me. Last week and this week over on Five Pages of Something, we have been talking about ways to eliminate unnecessary words. I think sometimes we are so used to hearing wordy phrases that we incorporate them in our writing.
This is A-OK, so... It really is only OK in your drafts. Today's readers want the heart of the matter, not a lot of fluff leading up to your point.
Here are a few examples from grammar expert Richard Nordquist's post 200 Common Redunancies:
add an additional
Write cautiously and precisely, but Write On my friends.