I love that word. Gone is the referral to cheesy movies with bad hair from the early 90's and back is the word that I seriously love. I didn't know I loved this word until I heard my friends Jana and Steve say it. Like, all the time. And when they said it, I was suddenly cool and hip because I was just with them when they said it.
Dude. They lived in California once. Obviously. Just cool. And they are also parents in their 30's. And yet, still cool. They yell, ahem, I mean talk firmly to their children to stop doing something by saying, "DUDE, stop that!" Music to my ears, baby.
The word brings me back to that summer in California with my cousin. She said DUDE all the time. I remembered that I loved it then too. Oh Jacko, please tell me you still say it!
I was sitting in the car with Jana after our chic flick movie once (who remember is from California) and I said "So when I was in Cali I went to blablabla....."
and she said "huh? where were you?"
(Hiding my shame) "Uhmm... I meant California. You know...Cali?" I guess I wasn't as cool as I thought I was. I. am. sadly. so. not. native. Thanks for rubbing it in, Jana.
This post is probably just killing my aunt. Because the grammar is horrific. But I just have to accentuate the word DUDE and I cannot do it by using proper English. Sorry.
So I just wanted to say that If I use this wonderful word it is not because I think I am 13 or because I cannot speak properly. I actually AM educated. It is simply a choice I am making. I choose to use this most wonderful word because I just want to, okay? It makes me think of the beach and yummy tacos and cool company.
Dude. You should try it sometime.