THE CHANGING DUDE

The Changing Dude
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THE CHANGING DUDE



Written by Fin Murphy
03 Wednesday 03rd February 2016

This illustrated video explores the evolving usage of the word 'dude' since its origins in the 1880s U.S., initially referring to foppish dandies, then have-a-go cowboys, the California surf scene and now its everything-and-nothing meaning.

It's intriguing to see how language evolves, I reckon all those Tinder bios saying 'just busy, not being ignorant' will revolutionise  that term's significance. 

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