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Eric Bergeson

Down on the Farm: Rules update

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Every so often, the rules of conversational English need to be updated. When I find out who actually writes the rules, I am going to submit the following suggestions:

No person over the age of twenty-three shall use the term "dude."

Twenty years ago, juveniles filled empty space in their conversations with the word "like." Today, they say "dude." Over and over. It means nothing, and signifies nothing more than damp air between the ears.

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