Good evening, word lovers! Did you catch tonight’s Final Jeopardy?
The eyebrow-raising category: Four-Letter Words
The Question: “New research shows that this word that has become ubiquitous dates back to young men also called ‘macaronis’.”
Wait, let me give you a clue first…
Did you get it?
It’s “dude”: a derivative of “Doodle!” Who knew!
This is really a funny coincidence, as the word “Doodle” has been on my mind today. I created a Doodle calendar for my students, so that they could arrange conferences with me. And as I did so, all I could do was think of Doodle in “The Scarlet Ibis.” As a result, creating the Doodle calendar practically made me tear up!
Anyway, how fascinating that a “cool” term for guys comes from “Doodle.” I think I’ll giggle every time I hear “dude” from now on.
And from now on, I propose that we call each of the dudes in our lives “Doodle.” Who’s with me?