Posted by Johnno at
Congratulatee would be Peter. We'd be the congratulators or congratulatists. In some parts of California, the entire exchange and, indeed, most concepts of any kind can be expressed with one word: dude. But I'm not ready for that kind of minimalism.
By J Alva Scruggs, at 10:08 pm
Those pics are funny
By Ole Blue The Heretic, at 1:08 am
Thankyou Scruggs for the answer to my query. Dude would be appropriate to use in a resident of Santa Monica's blog.....Yes?OBtH the above comment maker is responsible for them!
By Johnno, at 4:17 am
Johnno, I consider "dude" to be disrespectful in most circumstances. It's evocative of uptight people horking lines of cocaine while urging each other to relax. Few people can use the term without summoning that up.Peter's residence in Santo Monica has forced me to reevaluate my general antipathy to everything in the greater Los Angeles area. I would never use "dude" to refer to or address him. The effect would be comical if I did; much like a man in ledershosen, with a droopy mustache, saying "fo shizzle, ma dizzle".
By J Alva Scruggs, at 9:22 am
Curiously, the most famous "Dude" of Labowski fame, was shot around Santa Monica, his bowling alley being my bowling alley (a mile away), except I haven't set foot in shoe, finger to ball or ball to alley, since the breakup with a particular bowler.Unfortunately, to me, the term "dude" is connected to people who wear baseball caps on backwards. I am such an old fuddy duddy that I think that only looks stupid except when accompanied by the rest of "catching" paraphernalia (face mask, pads and dark suit, score clicker in hand etc.). Then, as one who never wears hats, I remember the strict fashion instructions of my youth, "a gentleman never wears his hat indoors or in the presence of a lady".Presence of a lady?Jerry Lewis is out of the hospital, "HEY LAAAAAADY!""Nuttin' sequiter", that's my promise to you!
By Peter (the other), at 3:18 am
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