Greenturtle wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:51 pm
downunder wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:34 am
jumptheshark wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:55 pm
Knew this was a LWC post from the title.
And I knew instantly that you and "Adventure Logs" are Yanks using Dude all over the place on this forum (EU). You are more than welcome to start the US forum, or:
Learn your manners. Dude might be 2x older than yourself and 3x more involved in this sport.
I don't really understand using a"dude" on the Forum where everyone is way over 40ties (or 50ties, or 60ties)...Very selfish, and shortsighted term in my books.
With due respect to all parties concerned:
The most excellent word “dude” on a (kite)SURFING forum is right where it should be. It is a term of endearment that has brought watersports enthusiasts together for many decades, even (or especially) when used in the context of a disagreement.
Dude, why so heavy man, lets hit the water and shred some gnar.
Umm, you are assuming that I’m a native English speaker. Maybe even an Aussie.
I’m not either.
Hence, to me, as an European, the word dude is nothing but Americanism. Promoted by today’s culture. Sad really, and selfishly thinking that everyone and anyone should adapt to the community standards of spoken English.
Heavy or not, when on an International Forum, some due care or manners are applicable to the people of different background and even culture one has no clue about. Do a gesture on an International Airport in some countries might put you in jail.
Like using a “ingnorant cu.t” by AL was all too good, and not so heavy. Exactly what Toby is saying, too harsh and inappropriate by some of the keyboard warriors.