What do you think of when you hear the word dude? The Big Lebowski? Surfers? Maybe even just one of your friends. Or maybe it’s yourself! But do you ever think about a man in a top hat wearing skinny pants pretending to be an Englishman from 1883? That’s how the term dude was first used.
For as ubiquitous a word as "dude" is, etymologists don't actually know how or where it started. But that hasn't stopped them from suggesting a wide array of possibilities.
I don't care how much money it takes, but someone has to make a full-length mash-up between Tron and The Big Lebowski. Call it The Tron Lebowski. You know, that or, uh, The Tron. Or Dudetron. Or El Tronderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.
What better way is there to spend your Sunday then looking up synonyms for the word "observed"? Apparently, none. As someone on planet Earth was doing exactly that when they discovered the following definition, as featured in Apple Thesaurus. Jump for a bigger pic of the priceless quote.