Opinion

Moretti: What’s wrong with right?

January 25, 2011 • 3
“Right” with an upward inflection has slowly invaded the Ivy League idiom. If you listen for it, you will quickly find the new crutch-word ending many spoken sentences. You will also discover it interrupting and, inexplicably, beginning sentences. A professor I had in the fall sometimes asked us, “Right?” before telling us what he wanted »