Quote: Originally Posted by Frank1
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.