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"Right" the new "Um"?

Posted on 4/8/23 at 9:14 am
Posted by rintintin
Life is Life
Member since Nov 2008
16140 posts
Posted on 4/8/23 at 9:14 am
Am I crazy or has anyone else noticed the prevalence of people saying "right" during conversation?

I don't know if it's a new thing but I can't unhear it. Some people use it almost after every sentence.
Posted by saturday
Pronoun (Baw)
Member since Feb 2007
7088 posts
Posted on 4/8/23 at 9:16 am to
Right?
Posted by MikeBRLA
Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2005
16439 posts
Posted on 4/8/23 at 9:18 am to
quote:

noticed the prevalence of people saying "right" during conversation?


No, bc I don’t associate with morons.
Posted by beerJeep
Louisiana
Member since Nov 2016
34885 posts
Posted on 4/8/23 at 9:18 am to
Ummm…. Like right?
Posted by MRTigerFan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2008
4103 posts
Posted on 4/8/23 at 9:19 am to
I know, right?
Posted by soccerfüt
Location: A Series of Tubes
Member since May 2013
65358 posts
Posted on 4/8/23 at 9:19 am to
I knew someone about ten years ago who consistently used “right?” to support their own statements.

I was not overly impressed with their intellectual capacity to start with, that affect didn’t help my estimation to improve.

Right?
Posted by HoboDickCheese
The overpass
Member since Sep 2020
9328 posts
Posted on 4/8/23 at 9:20 am to
Posted by Nature Boy
Negatiger
Member since Jan 2008
18975 posts
Posted on 4/8/23 at 9:21 am to
It’s out of hand. Also noticing ‘sorta’ being stuck in between worlds for no reason a lot these days too. Both huge pet peeves of mine.
Posted by bayourougebengal
Member since Mar 2008
7193 posts
Posted on 4/8/23 at 9:22 am to
If I say something and you respond with "Right?", I immediately have zero respect for you
Posted by ehidal1
Chief Boot Knocka
Member since Dec 2007
37132 posts
Posted on 4/8/23 at 9:24 am to
It is more of a cultural / area thing. I noticed it used a lot more when I moved to Texas from La.
Posted by East Coast Band
Member since Nov 2010
62655 posts
Posted on 4/8/23 at 9:25 am to
Product of listening to GPS directions for too long.
Posted by rintintin
Life is Life
Member since Nov 2008
16140 posts
Posted on 4/8/23 at 9:25 am to
quote:

Both huge pet peeves of mine


Ditto. If someone says it I hear nothing else.
Posted by Billy Blanks
Member since Dec 2021
3740 posts
Posted on 4/8/23 at 9:26 am to
They are tired of hearing you talk.
Posted by rintintin
Life is Life
Member since Nov 2008
16140 posts
Posted on 4/8/23 at 9:27 am to
quote:

It is more of a cultural / area thing. I noticed it used a lot more when I moved to Texas from La.


May be. I just moved to Minneapolis and noticed it. But hearing it now even when talking to friends and family back home.
Posted by Power-Dome
Member since Nov 2012
1109 posts
Posted on 4/8/23 at 9:30 am to
It is absolutely more prevalent. I’ve noticed it most when someone is speaking to convince others, and is trying to sell their opinion or speculation as fact. I interpret it as a cheap coping mechanism for an insecure speaker.
Posted by SeeeeK
some where
Member since Sep 2012
27979 posts
Posted on 4/8/23 at 9:33 am to
quote:



No, bc I don’t associate with morons.


u post on this site, so lie much?
Posted by sostan
Louisiana
Member since Jul 2010
1062 posts
Posted on 4/8/23 at 9:37 am to
It's an unconscious doubt of the statement and lack of confidence along with the seeking of approval. It's primarily a modern college educated, corporate office, types.

I don't see much of this in the building tradesman world of South Louisiana that I work in.
This post was edited on 4/8/23 at 9:41 am
Posted by PeteRose
Hall of Fame
Member since Aug 2014
16810 posts
Posted on 4/8/23 at 9:40 am to
quote:

No, bc I don’t associate with morons.


And here you are posting on the OT.
Posted by tigerinthebueche
Member since Oct 2010
36791 posts
Posted on 4/8/23 at 9:40 am to
Yes, it’s almost as annoying as “you know”.
Posted by Turf Taint
New Orleans
Member since Jun 2021
6010 posts
Posted on 4/8/23 at 9:44 am to
You are about 1 yr behind

Noticed this uprising trend then, right?

For sure you are right!
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