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July 31, Matthew J. Maladay is a journalist who writes excellent language pieces for Slate magazine. My favorite is the one on Pennsylvaniaof course! He recently contacted me about the call bro. Bro is having its flash apparently, and people have increasingly asked me about it over the years in reference to dude. Matthew's boundary marker is here. Reading over it I thought it sounded kind of akin to a blog post itself.
Add together a comment 7 Dude, as a colloquial term of address, is gender-neutral. It's also somewhat familiar. That tells me dude is rather common, comparatively. The people who thought Stewart was being too familiar were largely older, or more formal generally, or all the rage the press and found it a breach of etiquette. I am accordingly used to hearing people address all other as dude, I didn't constant notice!