Affirmative interjection: "right?"
September 1, 2009 9:19 AM Subscribe
I've noticed an informal language convention, usually among younger people, but not always. It's a kind of affirmative interjection: "Right?".
Me: I'll be glad when this heat wave ends.
Interlocutor: Right? (variation: "I know, right?")
My question: Does this type of expression have a name? I initially filed it with tag questions like "innit", but it's not really a question, it's more like "totally!" with a high rising terminal. Bonus points for any links to discussion of this particular expression; a casual search at Language Log yielded nothing.
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