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

GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 13-Nov-12 07:26:29

Use lads here too. For my approaching their seventies Irish aunts in particular grin

Dudes and guys are unisex these days IMO.

Euphemia Tue 13-Nov-12 07:18:25

Out HT (female) calls us "Lads". There's one male member of staff. hmm

HecatePropylaea Tue 13-Nov-12 07:03:08

You know when someone's angry at you online, here's what you do.

You ignore them. you carry on a conversation with those around them and you don't respond to their posts. You be light, you be jolly and you give NO indication that you can even see their posts.

They get so wound up they are chewing their keyboard and there's nothing they can do

It is very childish but immensely satisfying. blush

FairlyDinkum Tue 13-Nov-12 04:46:22

and sing ... "Dude (looks like a lady)!"

CaliforniaLeaving Tue 13-Nov-12 03:44:20

Dude, I use for male and female, same as I do with Guys. I would never use Dudette, that is just totally wrong Dude!

Whodyanickabollockoff Mon 12-Nov-12 23:40:23

Thanks for that BarbecuedBillygoatssmile.I was trying to be friendly , like i am here smile much appreciated.

TheCatInTheHairnet Mon 12-Nov-12 23:40:16

Dude is for everybody here, but suits guys more imho.

BarbecuedBillygoats Mon 12-Nov-12 23:31:03

Online chat room
Alright numpties
Wassup muppets
Yo dudinis
Howdy suckers

All fine

He was a twat. Greet people how you want, as long as its appropriate and with friendly intent

Whodyanickabollockoff Mon 12-Nov-12 23:29:16

grin ArbitraryUsername , well spotted grin

Whodyanickabollockoff Mon 12-Nov-12 23:28:17

vivalebeaver i can totally relate to that being called 'the girls' would drive me round the bend i supposed you could start saying alright 'girl' to her when she talks to you like that or is that a bit nonchalant maybe but is infact mirroring what she is saying. It was bit like me growing up as the youngest son i was always referred to as a 'little brother' by my elder brother and i jsut hated it being called 'little' in the same way you hate being called 'the girls' .It used to bug me

ArbitraryUsername Mon 12-Nov-12 23:26:44

You should have been pulled up for using the incorrect greeting. The correct form is clearly, 'Yo dudes!'.

socharlotte Mon 12-Nov-12 23:25:13

Maybe it's a regional thing but round this way a dude is male!

charlearose Mon 12-Nov-12 23:21:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Whodyanickabollockoff Mon 12-Nov-12 23:17:08

What about the rhyming 'Hi Guys' ? Surely thats has a nice ring to it and is a 'cool' thing to say .It seems to send out a message of youthfulness .I expect you wouldn't say it to a bunch of grannies and grandads nor 'dudes' grin

Whodyanickabollockoff Mon 12-Nov-12 23:14:09

Thanks VivaLeBeaver nice one grin

BarbecuedBillygoats Mon 12-Nov-12 23:13:38

Duck it. Velma sodding phone

BarbecuedBillygoats Mon 12-Nov-12 23:13:21


BarbecuedBillygoats Mon 12-Nov-12 23:13:05

Thelma and daphne

Dudes unisex though slightly cringey
As is guys

VivaLeBeaver Mon 12-Nov-12 23:12:33

Velma and daphne?

VivaLeBeaver Mon 12-Nov-12 23:12:07

I consider guys to be better than girls. Someone at work who is my senior in job terms but only about 5yo than me refers to me and my counterpart as "the girls". It gets on my tits. I've a fairly senior job though not as senior as hers. Makes me feel like a 16yo YTS trainee.

Whodyanickabollockoff Mon 12-Nov-12 23:08:56

'Shaggy' from Scooby do used to say it and i think he used to say it to the girls I think they were called 'Thelma and Louise'.

Thanks for all your kind words and support i appreciate it smile

Whodyanickabollockoff Mon 12-Nov-12 23:05:00

I know originally 'GUYS' i always thought was a male word and has become a uni-sex word like 'DUDES' has imo. I wonder what Charlie Brown or Beavis and Butthead would have made of it all.

LRDtheFeministDragon Mon 12-Nov-12 23:04:07

Mmm. I avoid guys as I think of it being gendered.

Guess it is all up for debate.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Mon 12-Nov-12 23:04:06

Good god, do people really say "dude"?

And (even worse) "dudette"???

VivaLeBeaver Mon 12-Nov-12 23:02:57

Yes, I say guys. Unisex.

Tell the bloke he's an arse, a rude arse. Then tell him to fuck right off. It's him not you.

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