Posted by farid from ? (18.104.22.168) on Friday, September 12, 2003 at 7:39PM :
If you are in California, one of the very common expressions that you will hear is the term “Dude”, guess what, its origin is Assyrian/Syriac!
“Dude” means friend, friendly (exactly in the same context in which the term is used by Californians), and sometimes it means affectionate or beloved, in fact it is associated also with the name of Jesus as in Dod-Yeshu (in western Assyrian), or Dad-Eshu (in eastern Assyrian), meaning the beloved of Jesus, or the friend of Jesus.
So next time you hear someone calling you: Hey Dude! Remember that our language is still alive among Californians.
+++And every time you hear or see an Ass...remember us too.
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