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Right On!

Posted by Robert on March 15, 2004

A common phrase uttered in the "Love in" era of the '60s was "Right On" - indicating the speaker was emphatically correct. Though no longer in common useage, I was wondering about the source. Was it perhaps from the US Vietnam war when a gunner or bomber asked of the Forward Artillery Spotter (FAS) "Did we hit it?" and the reply was "Right on target." Which might have then been shortened to the "Right on!" that we often heard. Any comments?
Thanks,
rob