Man, you would totally think that the only people who call everyone “dude” are surfers, Californians or people who watched too many fuckin’ Keanu Reeves movies, right? Well, dude, if you think that…you’d be wrong. Calling people dude is a very stoner thing to do. It doesn’t matter if they’re referring to a guy or a girl as dude is nowadays not tied to any one particular gender. Stoners ain’t sexist, man. So you see, dude, is a catch-all.
Much like the word “fuck” (another stoner-speak staple) “dude” can mean a myriad of things depending on the inflection and context. Most of the time a stoner will use “dude” as a pronoun not because they’ve forgotten your name, but because…shit, who the hell are we kidding? The word dude was coined by stoners precisely because they FORGOT YOUR NAME. We’re not here to lie, just stereotype, man.
Dude, can mean; “this issome fucking really great weed, man.” Or, it can mean, “pass that joint here, man.” It could mean “hurry the hell up, man, that bong ain’t a microphone so shut the fuck up and pass that shit already” or “that motherfucker bid waaaay to much on the Showcase Showdown, did you just see that shit?” You see Stuff Stoners Like fans, there’s just an infinite amount of reasons a stoner would use such a word not just because they’re high as an astronaut and forgot your name. We’re just saying…
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