The Allusionist

137. Dude



Exclamation; sign of agreement OR disapproval; gendered, but circumstantially gender-neutral; term of endearment: 'dude' can do it all! But its connotations of a laid-back, cool, masculine person are only a few decades old; before that, it uptight city-dwelling tourist?? Dude, seriously! There's more about this episode, and a transcript, at Callie Wright's podcast is Queersplaining, which you can find in the kinds of places you obtain this podcast, and at  Want to be barked awake/gently introduced to the day by me saying the word of your choice? Become a patreon at by the end of this month of June 2021, and I will record the word or short phrase of your choice to use as your phone alert or alarm! All patrons get to choose a word, and all patrons get the recordings of all the patrons’ choices. This is going to be fun. Oh and you’re helping fund the show too, of course. The Allusionist theme is by Martin Austwick. Hear Martin’s o