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Robert Sale-Hill’s poem, The True Origin and History of “The Dude” (The New York World, January 14, 1883) introduced the world to the word Dude, and kicked off a full-on Dude craze. A-Dude-a-Day[i] Blog is dedicated to preserving and sharing pics, pieces and poems from the early days of the Dude-craze of 1883. You can read more about the history and origin of the word Dude on my blogpost, "Dudes, Dodos and Fopdoodles" on my other blog, Early Sports 'n' Pop-Culture History Blog.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dude #7 - The Dude

The Dude.

The New York correspondent of the Brooklyn Eagle, a sort of “Man about Town,” notes the introduction of a new word into the language.  It is d-u-d-e or d-o-o-d, the spelling not having been distinctly settled yet.  Nobody knows where the word came from, but it has sprung into popularity within the past few weeks, and everybody is using it.

The Daily Astorian (Oregon), March 28, 1883, page 1, column 1. 

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