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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Why Do We Say It?

Dude:
What is the origin of the word "dude"? 
"Duds" are our clothes---from the Middle English word dudde meaning "to dress." The Easterner who goes west dresses himself in fancy "duds"---and to Westerners seems to pose or strike an attitude. "Dude" is "dud" plus "attitude."(Why Do We Say It? pg 83)

2 comments:

  1. Dud with attitude... funny, I didn't know that! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. Haha. I thought it was pretty funny too :P
    No prob

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