people I call “dude.”

male friends: dude
female friends: dude
cis friends: dude
queer friends: dude
trans friends: dude
my parents: dude
my boss: dude
the president: mr. dude
the queen: your dudeness
the pope: holy dude
people who dont want to be called dude because it makes them feel uncomfortable or dysphoric with unwanted connotations of gender associated with the word: pal

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