Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dude!

Dude.   My all-time favorite word in the whole world.  I'm not sure why.  I'm not a tie-dye, tree hugging, hang ten, catch a wave kind of person.  I just like the word Dude.   I feel good saying it.    And I say it all the time.   "Dude!  Go set the table, will you?"   "Dude, would you stop changing channels!"  (My "Dude" doesn't like commercials).    I will be 75 years old and still be saying Dude!!  Even if it grosses out my kids.   I know it's not very "lady like" and definitely not very sophisticated.   Too bad Dudes!   I'm just a Dude kind of person.   

And just in case you need clarification - -  When I say Dude, I am not saying, "Oh look at that man who is so fastidiously dressed."   Or, "That city dweller is so unfamiliar with life on the range, he should move back to the city." 

No, it's the other Dude.    The groovy Dude.    Not the "Green Acres" Dude.   The "Moon Doggy" Dude. 

And now that I've completely lost any respect you may have had for me . . . Later Dudes.

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  1. Ha, no respect lost, but I may have to start referring you only as Dude.

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    1. It would be a badge I wouokd proudly wear :)

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  2. LOL I use 'dude' all the time, talking to men or women. I even used it a couple times on my boss, 'Dude are you kidding me?!' Russell doesn't like it when I call him that though and I have slipped and he's all, 'Dude? DUDE? did you just call me Dude?' There's a Dean Martin character named 'Dude' in one of Russell's fave John Wayne movies too.

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    1. Haha! I call my boss dude - he calls me dudette :)

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  3. Not sure if it grosses out your kids because you are using one of their words or if is a word so out of date that it makes you seem old. I'm going to guess that since you say it equates to a GROOVY guy or tha MOON DOGGY Dude it is the latter.

    I prefer Dude to Cat. Not sure what the kids are using today.

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    1. It doesn't gross them out NOW :) not til I'm 75 - haha!

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  4. I always have to laugh when DD1 calls her boys 'Dude'. It seems so appropriate. She has been to law school and has her own practice working with non-profits. I certainly hope she is not calling her clients 'Dude'.
    Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

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    1. There's just something about that word :)

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  5. I call Bubba a dude all the time. It's just cool! Later dude (or dudette - whichever you prefer)!

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    1. I prefer dude = women's lib and all that- haha

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  6. As you know, I am not a missy prissy proper kind of girl, but I can count on one hand how many times I have used the word Dude. And one of those of just the other day, I'm not sure where that one even came from.

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    1. No, you're really not a dude kind of girl :) you were probably channeling some Gidget spirit.

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  7. I haven't lost any respect for you. I like the word Dude, too. It's kind of groovy.

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  8. I don't use the word "dude," but I think that's totally awesome! ;)

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    1. If everybody used my word, Stacey, then it would be kind of weird :) lol

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  9. Your treatise on Dudes is Delightful! It works! :-)

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  10. I love "Dude" but it sounds wrong with my Scottish accent - sounds more like "Dood" - not cool. :-/

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    1. Disagree - ANYTHING sounds awesome with a Scottish accent!

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  11. I have a friend who uses "Cat" like you use "Dude." It used to drive me kind of Nutso. Now I am used to it. Look at that Cat. What's up Cat? For a while there I thought everyone's name was Cat. Now I know better. hahaha. I think we all have our catch phrases or words. None of mine stick, though. They are all Phases for me... hahaha. Maybe I should have written a post on THAT.

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    1. Dude isn't in every sentence I speak BUT . . . It just kind of comes naturally :)

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  12. Dude. I do this all the time, too. Sometimes when I text my DAUGHTER and she doesn't answer right away, I will simply text: "Dude?" I have no idea how I picked it up but I seem completely incapable of putting it back down. ;)

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    1. I do that too!!! "DUDE!!" I have that on speed type :)

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  13. Judy, I have a friend who uses the word, chick when referring to other women! :) We all have words we love.

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    1. I've been known to use "chicky" when talking to my daughter :) btw, your new blog looks great!

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  14. I use this word ALL THE TIME. I am so glad I'm not alone in that :)

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  15. I'm a chronic "cool" user. Some words just never get old, do they.

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    1. Dude! Some words are just too cool not to use :)

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  16. In my vernacular there are not only dudes, there are dudettes... What can I say?

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    1. You don't have to say anything, dude.

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  17. Love your blog - and dude is my most used word! It's fate that you found me! Good luck with the rest of the challenge.

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  18. Hmm never thought of having a favourite word and I really use dude...but I bet I will start now after reading your entry. It is kind of a nice word. :)

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  19. Ha! My kids actually attend schools that forbid the use of the word dude. They consider it rude and disrespectful. Yes, really! I was floored when I found this piece of information out because I never looked at "dude" that way at all. You will catch me saying "dude" too. :D

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh Kathy, that doesn't surprise me about the school but it does make me kind of sad. :( The administrators obviously didn't grow up in the 60s! hahaha

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  20. I use the word 'dude' a lot, too. So does my 14-yo! I love it. :-)

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