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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    #1

    dude

    Is "dude" used to belittle someone or is it a friendly meaning?

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    #2

    Re: dude

    It's a friendly meaning, kind of like buddy. And it's not used to belittle someone.

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    Re: dude

    Some people might not like being addressed that way but I've never heard it used to belittle someone. It's just a friendly greeting. I have a friend who uses it with almost everyone he knows, male and female.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: dude

    And then there is "dudette".

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    #5

    Re: dude

    I like saying "dudes and dudettes". But, I've never heard anyone else say it. Too bad, I think it's a very catchy phrase.

    When I was young (younger), only boys would call other boys "dudes". Now girls call girls "dude" too. I find that rather strange.

    But language is dynamic -- and we use what fits our fancy.



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    #6

    Re: dude

    The same friend I mentioned in my previous post sometimes tried to use "dudette" for the girls but none of us liked it so he reverted to "dude" for everyone.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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