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05 Nov 2011   #21
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

The earliest use of the term dude I recall is from the western movies. A dude was an "Easterner" who came out West. Didn't know how to handle a gun, ride a horse, rope steers, etc... so the cowboys would all harass him.
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05 Nov 2011   #22
Corazon

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05 Nov 2011   #23
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
The movie "The Big Lebowski." A character was named "Dude". Boring and stupid movie.
Might have been good movie if intoxicated first.

The Big Lebowski (1998) - IMDb
Agreed, but Jeff Bridges was a lot better in Crazy Heart, in my view.

Crazy Heart (2009) - IMDb
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05 Nov 2011   #24
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Don't watch movies so that's probably why I didn't know who it was, it doesn't mean I've never watched them though just not for the last few years.
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05 Nov 2011   #25
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I wish people would stop addressing others on the forum as, Dude, Guy or Bro. That's just my old fashioned opinion.
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05 Nov 2011   #26
Athene

 

I agree - it comes across as wanting to sound "cool" and "trendy", but to me it just sounds...immature.
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05 Nov 2011   #27
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
I wish people would stop addressing others on the forum as, Dude, Guy or Bro. That's just my old fashioned opinion.
Without trying to sound like a miserable old geezer, I do agree as it indicates a sense of familiarity with someone you don't know and have no likelihood of meeting.

By sheer coincidence, I watched the 1951 film, Rawhide, tonight. It starred Tyrone Power and Susan Hayward, and just after the film started the word dude was used.

So it's been around for at least 60 years.
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05 Nov 2011   #28
z3r010

 

You are all dudes unless you email SF support with intimate pictures to prove you are not (over 40's I will take your word).
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05 Nov 2011   #29
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It's been around considerably longer than that. Indeed, the word has been used by Edward Bradley (pseudonym: Cuthbert Bede) who mentioned dude in an alternate title of Vol. 1 of his 1858ff. The Adventures of Mr Verdant Green. So that dates it to at least 1858 (and possibly earlier), a good 90+ years prior to the Rawhide film.

See Material for the Study of DUDE, Part 1 | The Dudespaper
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05 Nov 2011   #30
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I'm amazed at the stuff we learn on WSF.
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