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Old 01-21-2015, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Monnem Germany/ from San Diego
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Dude, dude is a word of many meanings and uses.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:23 AM
 
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Women typically don't like being called "dude", but in my experience they feel that:

'd' word > 'b' word > 'c' word

so if you need to pick one, you can do a lot worse than "dude".
Must be your area.....because the term is simply not on par with either of those...even at its most expressive.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:28 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Dude, dude is a word of many meanings and uses.
Including the adjective "dudical." Ah, 80s, you were a funny time.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:23 AM
 
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Including the adjective "dudical." Ah, 80s, you were a funny time.
Don't forget 'dude-ilicious'.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Central TX
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I would only call my close female friends dude, not a random acquaintance.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:51 AM
 
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^right!! That's what I'm saying. So if a random guy calls me dude, it would make me question... but whatever, people get so uptight up in here.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:57 AM
 
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I would laugh if someone called me dude.

Have you ever noticed restaurant servers call everyone "guys'?
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Old 01-21-2015, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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To me saying dude is the opposite of saying sir (or ma'am). It is totally appropriate for young males to call themselves dude, in that context it's even complimentary.

But a guy calling a gal dude might be denigrating if it's in the context of romance.

You see many posts in CD that quote someone and start off: "Dude, what...." To me this is also denigrating but not in really bad way. Just kinda reminding someone of their naivete perhaps.

But if a young person calls an older person dude, that's not respectful. I remember a male student intern who came in using the word dude frequently. Turned out he had little respect for the work or the people so he didn't last the summer.

Yeah, careful how you use this word, it can be diminishing. Hollywood cult classic aside...
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Old 01-21-2015, 12:23 PM
 
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Is it a conscious thing of the guy trying to tell the woman he's not interested in sleeping with her or is it just something the guy calls everybody? I wasn't too concerned about this until a guy I barely know called me dude. Usually my brothers or close guy friends and even some girls call me dude and I don't think much about it. A guy I was seeing called me dude and I told him not to call me that because to me, if a guy calls me dude, I'm just a dude to him. He apologized and said it just slipped cause he calls everybody that.

I wasn't even interested in the guy I barely know who called me a dude today but I couldn't help and wonder, is he trying to tell me he doesn't want to sleep with me? That's fine with me, I just don't know if guys have a code for that sort of thing but I sure do. I just felt like Meg from Family Guy.
What's this guy's IQ? Slightly above that of a rhesus monkey, I'd guess.
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Old 01-21-2015, 01:25 PM
 
Location: NY
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I have never thought to call a woman a "dude" or heard a man refer to a woman as a "dude."

So I am at a loss.

Is this someone who fits the word "dude" into every other sentence because they think it is cool?
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