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Songbearer
Jul 12, 2007




Fuck you say?


Look I need this settled, I gotta have this squared off and only the Wisdom of The Goons can save me

If I am talking to a group of folks of all genders and I say 'Welcome my dudes to the hottest game of Hungry Hungry Hippos you will ever play" am I being a turbo dick? Will people get upset at me and refuse to put on the hippo costumes I bought?

I understand that the term Dudette also exists for the ladies but how often is this actually applied? What's a dude-specific term for enbys? I assumed Dude applied to all dudeselves regardless of gender. I paid a lot to book this roller rink to have nobody dress up like a colourful hippo while melon balls are thrown their way.

If someone bristles at me calling them Dude it is not a problem, no sir, but this conflict is not settled yet and it has to be discussed and would anyone like to be Pink Hippo

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Stevie Lee
Oct 8, 2007


it is to me. so is bruh

STABASS
Apr 18, 2009



Fun Shoe

only if you say it like the guy from hey dude

heyyyyy duuuuude

FatCow
Apr 22, 2002
I MAP THE FUCK OUT OF PEOPLE


People who get offended at gender neutral 'dude' don't sound like people you need you your life dude.

Seth Pecksniff
May 27, 2004

Just enjoy the show.
:mrwhite:


I've always considered dude to be gender neutral

most of my close friends are women and i use it and they don't seem to care

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004

by Fluffdaddy


youse guys can say dude whenever you want


but if someone tells you they don't like it you should probably stop

Nooner
Mar 26, 2007

time to post

this poo poo was settled by hit ska band Less than Jake in like the late 90s, "we're all dudes"

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004

by Fluffdaddy


nooner I am not sure how i feel about that new av

it's nice and disturbing but its going to take some getting used to

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Problematic Poster*~

Fun Shoe

Stevie Lee posted:

it is to me. so is bruh

:haibrow:

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

Tune into the fireplace channel, you absolute buffoon

Folx

beauty queen breakdown
Dec 21, 2010

partially cromulent posting.
"2021's worst kept secret"




I want dude to be gender neutral but it's not :smith:

I can only speak from my own experience but it don't go down well anymore.

Great alternatives are the aforementioned 'folks,' plus 'filthy cowards,' 'sluts and slurs,' and 'DUELISTS'

DNE
Nov 24, 2007


It's a little bit masculine. It isn't strictly men only, but you can only use it towards women that would be comfortable wearing a backwards ball cap and a flannel shirt. Never call a trans woman a dude unless she's the kind that's comfortable boymoding. It's generally safer with cis gals but not like, completely.

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

Tune into the fireplace channel, you absolute buffoon

Comrades, co-conspirators, etc

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Oct 30, 2009

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Do as I do and just call everyone a dumbshit motherfucker OP, you dumbshit motherfucker

the holy poopacy
May 16, 2009



Fun Shoe

yes. it's dudo if you're referring specifically to a man and duda if you're referring specifically to a woman, dude is the neutral form

Rockman Reserve
Oct 2, 2007

"Carbons? Purge? What are you talking about?!"



it's gender neutral until someone asks you not to use it or seems uncomfortable with it, in which case you should obviously stop

context also matters, generally when you're using it to refer to a person or group of people directly it's more gender neutral than if you're addressing someone or someones not present. e.g. 'hey dudes let's grab some t-bell and go bowling' is more gender neutral than 'how many dudes have you slept with?'

Nooner
Mar 26, 2007

time to post

oldpainless posted:

Do as I do and just call everyone a dumbshit motherfucker OP, you dumbshit motherfucker

this is probably safest advice

Earwicker
Jan 6, 2003



imo "dude" can be gender neutral or male depending on context or even region. i know some people definitely do not like being called that, others might not care, it's personal but not something i would use to address a large mixed group

"friends" is simple and nice, or maybe "comrades"

Ape Fist
Feb 23, 2007

Nowadays, you can do anything that you want; anal, oral, fisting, but you need to be wearing gloves, condoms, protection.


its dudx

ElectricSheep
Jan 14, 2006

she had tiny Italian boobs.
Well that's my story.


The Dude enby-des

Bobcats
Aug 5, 2004
Oh

Dude is gender specific in certain time and place. English is fun.

Baxter
Sep 13, 2000


It’s gender-based, but in a friendly, inclusive kind of way?

If someone addressed a mixed group of people as “My dudes”, I’d assume they meant “This group of people with whom I’m comfortable and generally consider friends”.

Spinz
Jan 7, 2020

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3979339

For God's sake please go to my thread and see if you can buy anything, it's good shit and Xmas is coming!!!

Irl it depends on tone

If the "ewww" sound is drawn out it is

Spinz
Jan 7, 2020

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3979339

For God's sake please go to my thread and see if you can buy anything, it's good shit and Xmas is coming!!!

Baxter posted:

It’s gender-based, but in a friendly, inclusive kind of way?

If someone addressed a mixed group of people as “My dudes”, I’d assume they meant “This group of people with whom I’m comfortable and generally consider friends”.
This is correct

I will change my answer to this

Nae
Sep 3, 2020

what.



it's gender neutral and telling me otherwise is disrespectful to my californian heritage

sure okay
Apr 7, 2006







Actually its d-



gently caress

Who What Now
Sep 10, 2006

by Azathoth


If someone asks you not to call them dude just don't call them dude. It's very simple and easy.

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

Tune into the fireplace channel, you absolute buffoon

What's up my duds

hot cocoa on the couch
Dec 8, 2009



Rockman Reserve posted:

it's gender neutral until someone asks you not to use it or seems uncomfortable with it, in which case you should obviously stop

context also matters, generally when you're using it to refer to a person or group of people directly it's more gender neutral than if you're addressing someone or someones not present. e.g. 'hey dudes let's grab some t-bell and go bowling' is more gender neutral than 'how many dudes have you slept with?'

yep. same with calling a mixed group "guys", gender neutral unless specifically used as a gendered word. it's fine and i'm not saying folks or any of that dumb poo poo. like anything tho, if people ask you to call them something or don't call them something, it's trivially easy to comply and hurts no one at all :cheers:

Who What Now
Sep 10, 2006

by Azathoth


Colonel Cancer posted:

What's up my duds

:dudsmile:

Mooey Cow
Jan 27, 2018



Pillbug

It can be used to refer to a dude or a lady dude imo

Zeluth
May 12, 2001



I try not to say it anymore, Du.

A Festivus Miracle
Dec 19, 2012

I have come to discourse on the profound inequities of the American political system.



If you get offended at being called dude actually lol.

Brother Tadger
Feb 15, 2012

I'm accidentally a suicide bomber!



Yea dude

Songbearer
Jul 12, 2007




Fuck you say?


If someone calls me "dewd" online can I legally hit them if I see them on the street

Brother Tadger
Feb 15, 2012

I'm accidentally a suicide bomber!



Songbearer posted:

If someone calls me "dewd" online can I legally hit them if I see them on the street

Yes, but only while giving them dap

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013





I don't speak to other people, op.

Who What Now
Sep 10, 2006

by Azathoth


Unsurprising

Gresh
Jan 12, 2019




now that dude seems settled, what about homie

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You Are A Elf
Apr 26, 2010

Black Gold!



hot cocoa on the couch posted:

yep. same with calling a mixed group "guys", gender neutral unless specifically used as a gendered word. it's fine and i'm not saying folks or any of that dumb poo poo. like anything tho, if people ask you to call them something or don't call them something, it's trivially easy to comply and hurts no one at all :cheers:

:hmmyes:

I always hear “you guys” from women to women (i.e. “you guys want anything?”) but won’t use it myself to a group of women or a mixed group and prefer the neutral “does anyone want anything?”

It includes everyone equally.

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