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Old 01-21-2019, 08:32 PM
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My wife divorced me a few years ago. As I venture back into the world of women I notice that their speech pattern has changed. They seem to answer with, "Right?!"

What is going on? Are they being prodded to believe that they are always right? To prod men into believing that they are always right?

There is something afoot and it's big IMO. I have never been told that I am right so much.
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:59 PM
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'Right!' might be a simple affirmation. 'Right...' can also be used in a sarcastic, ironic manner, indicating the speaker's actual feeling of disbelief.

'Right?' is used to seek confirmation, or perhaps to prompt a person with the suggestion that agreement is expected.

All long-standing usage. Fashions and fads in language do not, to the best of my belief, constitute evidence that 'something is afoot,' in the sense that someone is manipulating usage to further some agenda.
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Old 01-21-2019, 10:23 PM
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'Right!' might be a simple affirmation. 'Right...' can also be used in a sarcastic, ironic manner, indicating the speaker's actual feeling of disbelief.

'Right?' is used to seek confirmation, or perhaps to prompt a person with the suggestion that agreement is expected.

All long-standing usage. Fashions and fads in language do not, to the best of my belief, constitute evidence that 'something is afoot,' in the sense that someone is manipulating usage to further some agenda.
At times just another filler to language.

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Old 01-22-2019, 03:14 AM
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My wife divorced me a few years ago. As I venture back into the world of women I notice that their speech pattern has changed. They seem to answer with, "Right?!"

What is going on? Are they being prodded to believe that they are always right? To prod men into believing that they are always right?

There is something afoot and it's big IMO. I have never been told that I am right so much.
Do you feel that majority of the times you are wrong?
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:48 AM
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So, I mean, things change, right?
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:18 PM
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Do you feel that majority of the times you are wrong?
Interesting question and that you asked it. I trust you.

When I began discussing politics on the internet I learned from a fellow gamer in South America. He taught me about the delicate nature of communication. For example we discussed something along the nature of politics and the three R's in America. The R's during the 1970's were Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. During the 1980's I heard the three R's reduced to the three L's of real estate. The L's during the 1980's were Location, Location, and Where It's At.

Those were good discussions for me in the 1970s. Not so much in the 1980s. The recordings of AC/DC overwhelmed walking and talking among teenage boys.

During my gaming peak around 2008 that fellow gamer in South America further refined the game to continental scale. He taught me that politics is about who gets what. Bam. No flags. He reduced nationalism to common sense of riparian law. Earth science.
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The other thing politics is about is 'who gets to decide who gets what,' that is, who holds power.
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