Jan. 27th, 2011


Jan. 27th, 2011 12:48 pm
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For my Linguistic Anthropology class, we have to read Scott Kiesling's article on the word dude. I've read this article before, but I started reading it anyway. Early on in the article, Kiesling says that young men use dude to indicate "cool solidarity." On the first day of class, the Linguistic Anthropology professor said that she would randomly call on people to summarize the readings each day of class. Here is the conversation that went on in my brain:

prof: Okay, so can you summarize what the Kiesling article was about? // points to me

me: **thinking subconsciously** I want to show the kind of attitude that dude expresses.

me: **out loud** Well, he was talking about how "dude" indicates "cool solidarity." So that would be, like, if I were to say "Dude, it's fine, we'll just do something else later." // I was thinking about how ML hasn't been very enthusiastic about doing ANYTHING, so I have to keep reassuring her that we could hang out later.

I think I got the point of the article.

Except, you know, for the part where I'm not a young man. But that's beside the point.

Apparently, dude expresses itself so well that other words aren't really necessary.

Also, it has already snowed significant inchage three times in the four and a half days since I have been back. Most places the snow is up to about a foot and a half; and apparently the plows aren't capable of keeping up with the snow, so that getting to breakfast this morning took significantly longer than it ought to have.


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