Dude and Dude: Like Un Friends

“Like wow, dude. I wonder what the prize was.”

“Prize for what, dude?”

“For winning the New Word of the Year Award, dude!”

“They’re giving out awards for new words? Who is?”

“The, um, New Oxford American Dictionary, says here.”

“Somebody’s sales projections are down, I see. So what’s the word?”

Unfriend.”

“That’s a new word? I don’t think so, dude. Tolkien used it in his writings, like, three decades ago. And it says here that the word was first used in Scotland in like 1275 CE.”

“Tolkien, schmolkien, dude. Facebook’s where it’s at these days. Some dude gets obnoxious, and you wanna kick him outa your space, you click a button and unfriend him. It’s new, and it’s gnarly.”

“I thought that was defriend, dude, not unfriend.”

“But, dude, I want to have a D friend.”

“Only if she comes by it naturally, dude. And she doesn’t keep her personality where you appear to be keeping your brains.”

“Dude, that’s unfriendly!

“Go ahead, dude. You think you can push that button faster than I can, you got another think coming!”

Yeah?

Yeah!

  – O Ceallaigh
Copyright © 2009 Felloffatruck Publications. All wrongs deplored.
All opinions are mine as a private citizen.

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17 Responses to Dude and Dude: Like Un Friends

  1. feargy says:

    Love this. Big fan of the dialogu-blog in general. Check out my tongue-twister convo for similar.

    Feargy
    http://anactorslife.wordpress.com

  2. davis says:

    hey, you’re right! it IS supposed to be “defriend”

  3. Doug says:

    You can understand, I think, why the professional descendants of those who combed all of English literature to compile an inclusive dictionary might be enamored of technology. That said, it does seem like nowadays they only recognize a new word’s worth if they see it online. If next year’s new word of the day is “ur” as in “ur a vapid id1ot,” then I will want to burn something or someone.

  4. melli says:

    When it comes to FB, I unfriend mySELF!

  5. What a not-so-nice choice for word of the year.
    🙁

    Also, I’m with Doug.

  6. The Amoeba says:

    Well, Susan, Mac Dude is with both of you. PC Dude, I fear, is too busy ogling (faked) pictures online.

  7. Thom says:

    Bunk I say. Facebook rules the new Merriam Webster…bah! What are we becoming?

  8. Quilly says:

    When we get to heaven we may find that God clicked the unfriend button beside our names in the book of life …?

  9. Quilly, I believe that salvation is eternal. So I don’t think God will unfriend us. That said, I’m pretty sure he’s displeased with mankind’s choices…like picking this word.

    • The Amoeba says:

      Mom, I’ve always wondered how the concept of eternal salvation and the person of Jeremiah could possibly have gotten tangled up in the same book. Sooner or later, there’s a seventy-eighth time …

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