A casual word–
Not one for formal occasions.
One would not use it
in a job interview
or in front of a judge.

“Dude, you surfin’ today?
“Dude, you want to catch
a movie? “Dude, did you
see that babe?”

In this day of open
transgender acceptance,
it still sounds odd
when used to address
those who certainly
are not dudes.

And no one decent would
cut to the quick using
Dude in the place of a name.
“Dude, I’m leaving,”
“Dude, don’t call me,”
“Dude, it’s over.”

Didn’t your mother
teach you anything?
Dude, you listening?


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