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Windows 7: Of boys and girls

05 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
Of boys and girls

Ever notice how people will sometimes call you "bro" and "dude" in these forums? LOL...

Someone just made their first post asking for help, I jumped on it and they replied with "will try that dude, thanks." By the time that reply appeared, they'd put an avatar picture of a pretty hot babe up.

I was tempted to ask back, "YW dudette, but how do you know I'm really a dude?" (I am.)

On a related note, I thought for the longest seavixen was female. Must be something about the nice and friendly tone of her--I mean, his posts. :)
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05 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Sorry to disappoint you Corazon, I'm fully loaded with male genes. :)

I'll see if I can start including some manly traits in my posts. On second thoughts, perhaps not, I'll only get banned!

For those of us not from the USA, what exactly is a dude? I'm just wondering if we have a different word for it on this side of the pond.

Have a nice day, dude!
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05 Nov 2011   #3

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

Not long after I joined this remarkable forum I helped a poster who replied "Thanks Dude" so I replied back "You're welcome (PS I'm a dudette" ) and it sort of stuck
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05 Nov 2011   #4

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For the first time, I thought seavixen must be a neighbour of Sea Wolf (The Sea Wolf by Jack London) but not thought him a dudette , coz usually girls dont have their names as Andrew
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05 Nov 2011   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

I have been called Sir, dude & bro etc
Last check, yes, I am still what I was /am........
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05 Nov 2011   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
I have been called Sir, dude & bro etc
Last check, yes, I am still what I was /am........
I can remember your epic post "one of the gentlemen is a lady"
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05 Nov 2011   #7
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

Dude - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Exactly how it started I'm not sure.
Probably the start of this being used in its present form on a wider scale in the USA.
1969 - In Dennis Hopper's cult film Easy Rider, the protagonist Wyatt (Peter Fonda) is seen describing the word "dude" to George Hanson (Jack Nicholson) as "...a nice guy... a regular sort of person."

Though not a nation wide usage until...this.
1989 - Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Movie about two burn outs who travel through time in order to complete a history assignment. During their presentation, President Lincoln says, "seven minutes ago... we, your forefathers, were brought forth upon a most excellent adventure conceived by our new friends, Bill... and Ted. These two great gentlemen are dedicated to a proposition which was true in my time, just as it's true today. Be excellent to each other. And... PARTY ON, DUDES!"
...and this.
1992 - The film Wayne's World is released, containing many uses of the word "dude", such as, when Garth freezes on camera, "ever see that scene in Scanners when that dude's head blew up?"
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05 Nov 2011   #8

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)

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05 Nov 2011   #9


I always thought that the word 'dude' originally derived from the guys who worked on 'dude ranches' - but that was waaaay before the current pop-culture use of the term.

Being a 'dudette' myself, I always chuckle at the assumption that any helpful answer is almost automatically assumed to be from a male. Times are changing, but still, most folks on these forums are male, it's true.
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05 Nov 2011   #10


Most people still seem to assume that IT people are automatically male. A female computer geek still seems to be considered an anomaly even in these modern times...And I'm talking from experience, although I certainly wouldn't call myself a geek ;-)
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