I don't know what it is, but I really can't stand it when guys use the term "dude" here...or elsewhere, for that matter. And even worse is when they spell it "dood". It is usually used as a derogative, as in: "Dude, you don't know what the fuck you're talkin' about, Dude!" Maybe it's because I can just hear the doped-out speech pattern behind that quote. Maybe it's because of may age...it was popular with pot heads in the mid '70's, I think. Well, whatever it may be...does it bother anybody else?