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Dude!...Dude. [via AIR]
posted by bigmike (22 comments total)

 
Man wasn't alright ? Dude so childish.
posted by elpapacito at 6:18 AM on February 4, 2006


"Penn, in his Spicoli persona, is "the do-nothing, class-cutting, stoned surfer" who takes "a laid-back stance to the world, even if the world proves to be quite remarkable".

That's a dead-on description of The Dude.
posted by soiled cowboy at 6:42 AM on February 4, 2006


Man wasn't alright ? Dude so childish.

'Alright' isn't all right. It's 'all right'.
posted by soiled cowboy at 6:45 AM on February 4, 2006


Dude, chill out.
posted by MrZero at 6:54 AM on February 4, 2006


Man wasn't alright ? Dude so childish.

Dude....
posted by melt away at 7:10 AM on February 4, 2006


The Dude abides.
posted by Balisong at 7:13 AM on February 4, 2006


Buddy!
posted by rxrfrx at 7:23 AM on February 4, 2006


I did a fairly big study recently at a huge local highschool and found that male students who wore baseball caps with the bill (peak) backwards (to the rear rather than to the front, the traditional position to keep sun out of one's eyes) were three times more likely to use the expression "dude" than were those male students wearing the caps in a conventional manner.
posted by Postroad at 7:24 AM on February 4, 2006


Dude.

Dude.

Dude.

Ook.1

1: Translation. "Dude."
posted by eriko at 7:26 AM on February 4, 2006


Dude, sweet!
posted by disso at 7:40 AM on February 4, 2006


Dude, Where's My Car?
posted by gagglezoomer at 9:27 AM on February 4, 2006


You want a toe? I can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don't wanna know about it, believe me. I'll get you a toe by this afternoon--with nail polish.
posted by faithnomore at 9:29 AM on February 4, 2006


What, no Lebowski? Dude!
posted by clockzero at 10:04 AM on February 4, 2006


I, too, was a bit disappointed that in 25 pages, Kiesling never once mentioned The Big Lebowski. Certainly, some measurable number of uses of "Dude" are, at least slightly, making reference to that movie.

I know that the use of "dude" in my own speech has increased considerably since that movie (as "the Dude" always seemed much cooler than the Spicoli / frat-boy / backward hat wearers / Ashton Kutchers that had monopolized that term for me until then).

I figured, and I was right, that Me-Fi-ers would step up with Lebowski-isms.
posted by bigmike at 10:14 AM on February 4, 2006


I wish just once this wonderful word could be mentioned without someone quoting from that woefully overrated movie.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:21 AM on February 4, 2006


Civil D:

I always lie and tell people I have seen the Big Lebowski 50 times so I don't have to get into a huge argument with them about how I don't think the Big Lebowski is the most wonderful movie ever made. Then I pretend I am busy so that I don't have to sit there and quote lines from the movei with them.
posted by gagglezoomer at 10:29 AM on February 4, 2006


gagglezoomer:




they're gonna kill that poor woman!
posted by clyde at 10:31 AM on February 4, 2006


GZ: I hear ya'. Although, I once nearly got into a fight with an Indonesian drunk after quoting from Withnail and I with my friend for far too long and far too loudly. So I'm perhaps not the best authority in these things.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 11:17 AM on February 4, 2006


I wish just once this wonderful word could be mentioned without someone quoting from that woefully overrated movie.

Maybe you missed it, but here's 25 pages of it (in pdf).
posted by bigmike at 11:44 AM on February 4, 2006


Dude. Double. Although new shit has come to light.

Since we've discussed this before, what is everyone's opinion on "gals" as an equal analog to "guys" (or "dudes")?
posted by dhartung at 1:12 PM on February 4, 2006


I guess when even the unpopular people start using a hip word, it's time for some academic twit to write a paper about it.
posted by snoktruix at 3:34 PM on February 4, 2006


Rob Schneider did a bit on "dude" during his stand-up days.

"It can mean 'Hi, howare ya?'": Dude!

"Or it can mean, 'Come here, I need you.'": Dude.

"Or it can mean, 'You blew it.'": Du-hude ...

"Or it can mean, 'Are you upstairs hiding in the closet with a knife?'": Dude?
posted by bwg at 5:58 PM on February 4, 2006


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