Tom Garrett on the Origins of "Dude"
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Faculty member Tom Garrett recently illustrated the origins of the word "dude" for Scholastic's Scope magazine.

Though it's hard to imagine, since most of us get an image of a dazed Ashton Kutcher à la Dude, Where's My Car? in our heads when we hear the word, it was first used to describe fashion-forward men of New York in the 1880s. 

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