Thursday, December 09, 2004

Geeky Linguist Writes Research Paper on the Word 'Dude' and Gets Away With It!


Posted by Hello
Actually as a 'dude'-user, I thought it was kind of cute how he spent time recording frat brothers and asked them to make notes. How funny is that. ("like dude, we got to write more about this but I just spilled beer on my notes. Like wow, dude I just used 'dude' once more! Oh no, two times, dude, I mean three dude!", and so on and so forth).

What I found more interesting was how I would compare the word 'dude' to the word 'mate' as used in Australia. While the origin is different, the use of mate would cover all the colloquial uses of dude and much, much more.

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