Aargh, dude! Pomos are indexing my Discourse!
||A scholarly pomo analysis of “dude”?
And it comes with a spreadsheet?
As Bill and Ted would say, “Heinous!”
The term is used mainly in situations in which a speaker takes a stance of solidarity or camaraderie, but crucially in a nonchalant, not-too-enthusiastic manner. . . The reason young men use this term is precisely that dude indexes this stance of cool solidarity. Such a stance is especially valuable for young men as they navigate cultural Discourses of young masculinity, which simultaneously demand masculine solidarity, strict heterosexuality, and non-conformity.
It’s enough to send you running to the “aargh” page*…
* Aargh page found via the
Google stats on a billion pages of HTML markup
, which I won’t excerpt here, but which was pretty darn interesting.
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