Dude, Where's My Grant?
"There are a couple of young professors here in their 30s and every once in a while we use 'dude.' Professors are dudes, but most of the time they are not."
The English department office at Columbia University:
Prof #1: Did you read that bitchin' review on Wolfe's new book in the N-WHY-TEE?
Prof #2: Dude! It's so rank! Like, why don't we get any of that Charlotte 'tang in my Medieval Lit Class? Sumpthin' to twizzle teacher's stick, ya know?
Prof #1: Damn straight, dude, damn straight. And how was your weekend in Port Washington?
Prof #2: Pleasant. Very pleasant.