Saturday, December 11, 2004

Research on the word "Dude"? read to believe it

I first read about it in Times Of India, Bangalore edition on 9th Dec. I was little taken back for a while, because i was thinking how can people devote there time for doing research on some weird topics. But what i got to read on the print was very little. Then later in the day when i hit my friend Jessica's blog on other side of the world, who also had blogged on this. Finally i got the link to the actual article on that research on 'DUDE'. May be the research was carried out by a linguistic Prof., i bet it is an interesting research on the word.


It looks like we get connected to many things by having friends all over the world, i guess that's the reason why they say it's a "Small World". The best part is that the Professor who has done this research also happens to be my friend's classmate during her Master's program.

9 comments:

small squirrel said...

Yep, it sure is a small world Vivek! We linguists actually do some fairly strange research... you would not believe some of the things I studied in graduate school! But then again, it was that linguistics program that allowed me to study Kannada, so...

And now look... talking about small worlds... when I was studying Kannada, I did not know any Kannadigas! Now, I seem to be meeting half of Bangalore thru blogging, and my Kannada is pitiful!

Nice post (says the biased linguist!) :)

Vivek Kondur said...

Yeah Jess life is like that at times you get more than what you ask and at times we are left empty.

small squirrel said...

Don't I know it... don't I know it.

The fun world of dichotomies...
(seems an appropriate time to reference my "Idhu nanage beku... Idhu nanage beda." post on my blog! LOL!)

small squirrel said...

One more thing... one thing I really like is that because you have your time zone set appropriately to India, when I posted my previous comment... it posts as tomorrow! YAY! Cause it's only 9 PM here, but I suppose for you it's, what... 7:30 AM?

hari said...

Hi,

I am hari from chennai. It is a real coincidence that I am a Sagittarian too and share the same ambition to become a philisopher one day.

Frankly i really did not know the exact meaning of the word "Dude". Do visit my blog whenever you are free at :
www.harithehadron.blogspot.com

Vivek Kondur said...

When did i say that u did't know life. You have know life better than me in some ways. I was just reminding you how life is, thats all ;).

Yup i have set my time zone to India, and i saw your comments which says posted on 15th Dec. But off late i am not getting the comments on my mail id, don't know what happened to blogger. Sometimes it goes crazy, the other day i read someone's blog where he says all the comments on a particular blog has vanished.

Vivek Kondur said...

Hi! Hari,

Cool, i get to meet one more Saggi. Great to know that u wanna be a philosopher. Will surely hit your blog buddy.

small squirrel said...

"Don't I know it..." is just a filler phrase... we say it as emphatic agreement... hee... more fun with linguistics! :)

Vivek Kondur said...

Hahahaa :):)Now i am having fun with a true Liguist;).