Social dudity

Gender-specific? Dude?

Is 'dude' gender-specific?

Clearly, “dude” abides.


  1. McGehee »

    8 May 2018 · 6:33 am

    I grew up in California, but first time I heard “dude” used to a non-male (other than on TV) was in Fairbanks, Alaska.

  2. nightfly »

    8 May 2018 · 9:07 am

    Dude is a way of life, really. It’s like meow, it can mean anything.

  3. McGehee »

    8 May 2018 · 9:44 am

    Or “smurf.”

  4. fillyjonk »

    8 May 2018 · 10:00 am

    “Guys” also seems to have become gender-neutral. My mom complains about its wide use but it doesn’t really bug me. (I might be more prone to say “y’all” these days, but “guys” doesn’t bother me)

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