dude, thats just whack, dude

“A linguist from the University of Pittsburgh has published a scholarly paper deconstructing and deciphering the word “dude,” contending it is much more than a catchall for lazy, inarticulate surfers, skaters, slackers and teenagers,” reports AP.

An admitted dude-user during his college years, Scott Kiesling said the four-letter word has many uses: in greetings (“What’s up, dude?”); as an exclamation (“Whoa, Dude!”); commiseration (“Dude, I’m so sorry.”); to one-up someone (“That’s so lame, dude.”); as well as agreement, surprise and disgust (“Dude.”).

[guardian online]

and in other news: google suggest beta – as you type google will suggest words you might be trying to find. you type “mi” and google suggests microsoft. great idea but it all depends on the list on offer. because otherwise it could just add even more to the google hacking order. pieceoplastic for instance does not even appear after you typed pieceo…
[online.guardian]

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