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If i walk into a room full of men and women and say 'Hi dudes' ?

(56 Posts)
Whodyanickabollockoff Mon 12-Nov-12 22:32:26

Like it was a youngish crowd and some bloke i'd never met before goes and 'dudettes' also???I always thought it was a uni-sex word 'dudes'.Please correct me if i'm wrong.TYIA

RobinSparkles United States Mon 12-Nov-12 22:35:18

According to Wikipedia it's just slang for an individual here.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 12-Nov-12 22:35:51

You're not wrong, but possibly slightly cringy.

Dudes is very Bill and Ted.

Whodyanickabollockoff Mon 12-Nov-12 22:38:29

Would you mind if i said 'thanks dude' to you then Robin ?

I hate that word. My housemate walks in saying that Every. Sodding. Day. Hate it.

I think it's unisex though?

RobinSparkles United States Mon 12-Nov-12 22:38:58

It makes me think of early 90s and strange air guitar antics!

Whodyanickabollockoff Mon 12-Nov-12 22:40:14

Thanks Beaver

Whodyanickabollockoff Mon 12-Nov-12 22:40:53

lol Robin grin

Whodyanickabollockoff Mon 12-Nov-12 22:41:31

It was in a chat room on line btw

I say Lads. With a thick Irish accent. Seems to cover all sorts.

HTH

YAWBU to use 'dudettes'!

TSC used to call everyone 'dude' on here.

Whodyanickabollockoff Mon 12-Nov-12 22:44:08

BottomWeekly will you say that to a room full of both sexes?

Whodyanickabollockoff Mon 12-Nov-12 22:44:49

LRD what does YAWBU mean please? TYIA

'You would be unreasonable'.

But I don't mean it entirely seriously! grin

I think 'dudettes' sounds funny. And you could argue it is less feminist to take a term that isn't gender-specific and make up a secondary term that is obviously feminine to supplement it.

<nods wisely>

Cluffyfunt Mon 12-Nov-12 22:47:07

I was thinking of TSC when I read the op.
Where is she?
I liked her.

squoosh Mon 12-Nov-12 22:47:57

Dudes? I can only say that word if I put on a California, skater, stoner voice.

She got banned for things she shouldn't have got banned for, basically.

Not that I'm partisan.

Fakebook Mon 12-Nov-12 22:50:27

It was an online chat room. Who cares?

Fakebook Mon 12-Nov-12 22:50:56

Technically you didn't walk into A room of people either...

Whodyanickabollockoff Mon 12-Nov-12 22:51:53

Thanks LRD i ended up in a bit of a barney with this bloke .I apologised because i thought i must be in the wrong i say 'sorry ladys good evening to you aswell'(whatever) then i go 'How's it going' and then he goes 'How's what going?' .I left the room WAs he being unreasonable or was i being unreasonable? We have since gone on to have a massive fight on line about this today.Your thoughts please?

VivaLeBeaver Mon 12-Nov-12 22:55:38

He's an arse.

Whodyanickabollockoff Mon 12-Nov-12 22:56:48

fair call Fakebook

nicki1978 Mon 12-Nov-12 22:57:12

I tend to just use peeps when I'm saying hello or goodbye to family and friends. Xx

Whodyanickabollockoff Mon 12-Nov-12 22:58:49

Thanks VivaLeBeaver smile .that's made me feel better , been feeling shyte about it most of the day

AnyFucker Germany Mon 12-Nov-12 22:59:02

I think that bloke sounds like a pedant of twatty proportions and you should tell him to fuck right off

This is the second thread I have seen this evening where the sadly-missed TSC has been mentioned smile

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