Monday, January 28, 2008


"In this article I outline the patterns of use for dude, and its functions and meanings in interaction. I provide some explanations for its rise in use, particularly among young men, in the early 1980s, and for its continued popularity since then."

Scott F. Kiesling's paper, published American Speech, Vol. 79, No. 3, Fall 2004, pp. 281-305, is here. The Dude Corpus, with assignment instructions, coding sheet, survey, survey instrument, and links, is here.



Blogger Ian King said...

And yet the beer ad was not for Dude Beer.


7:35 AM  
Blogger kurt said...

If ye be seeking yob pikie culture and lager louts no one does it better than Catherine "Am I Bovvered" Tate, here in my favourite sketch with David Tennant of Dr. Who:

11:28 PM  
Blogger kurt said...

And here Catherine Tate fails to achieve the right level of lager and ale:

11:51 PM  
Blogger kurt said...

Or as Nan:

12:21 AM  
Blogger Transmontanus said...


I've been made about Catherine Tate for ages. This was terrific:

"Am I bovva'd?"

9:27 AM  

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