Posted: February 13, 2008 in Uncategorized
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According to Wikipedia: The term “dude” is an American English slang word used informally to address a male individual. The word was once used primarily by adolescents but has become a common slang term used in various age groups. The word dudette is sometimes used to describe a female individual.

In informal speech, dude is, under certain circumstances, gender-neutral.[citation needed] “Dude” may also be used alone in a sentence, serving as an exclamation; denoting a feeling of surprise, happiness, disappointment, amazement or other emotions. The word might also be used practically anywhere in a sentence in order to convey such sentiments in conversation.The cadence, volume and length of the word is also used to denote the feeling such a clipped “dude” for irritation or a long “ddduuuudddeee” for amusement or surprise.

Other, older definitions of dude exist; a particularly well-dressed male or one who is unfamiliar with life outside a large city. These definitions may go hand-in-hand, hence the phrased definition “An Easterner in the West” (United States).

Not once do I see anything about a guy working on a ranch. So one has to wonder at the educational requirements to be on the Police force. Since this guy is already in Baltimore, maybe he needs to get seconded to “The Wire”.

Update: Although this apparently happened last summer, it took until now for the cop to be suspended. Once again showing the power of YouTube.


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