Post by Peter Duncanson [BrE]
Another way of describing it is that "Dude" is being used as a proper
noun. That "propering" of nouns is common with nouns referring to
I recently observed it in the same source:
There was a woman shown in a TV series who met two other
women, both giggling and one was wearing an eye-patch (in
Japan, this sometimes has medical reasons, sometimes it is
a fashion statement).
Now, the names of those girls where somewhat hard to
remember, so their properties were quickly turned into
|Remember that early scene a few episodes back when ami was
|with her friends Giggles and Eyepatch and they laughed
|mirthfully as she tore apart the guys on the show behind
|their backs in that bored deadpan voice?
"Giggles and Eyepatch" reminds me of Shakespearian names
like "Peaseblossom", "Cobweb", "Moth", or "Mustardseed".
(But actually, "Dude" does not exactly fit this scheme,
because it's not a property nor a metaphor.)
I really enjoy reading those comments about a TV series!
Some parts I enjoyed:
Vivi was very eloquently talking to someone, so:
|At first I thought Kai was gonna become the house therapist
|but then Vivi hit us with a whole ass Ted Talk.
. (I'd prefer the spelling "whole-ass" here, though.)
A woman was agreeing to intimate relations with a guy
who just casually asked her about this, so:
|especially how [she] just lets this guy ride the
|rollercoaster without buying a ticket
. Vivi is more attractive than Emika (for many viewers) and
seems to have little scruples, and both like the same man, so:
|If, indeed, Ryo finds Vivi attractive, she will squash
|Emika like a bug without even noticing.
|I can already see her playing Ryo like a fiddle and walking
|all over the other two girls.
. Ami acts somewhat cruel towards Yuudai, so:
|To a person like this hypothetical Ami, god himself could
|not have made a better target for her latent need to
|humiliate and destroy than Yuudai. It’s like a serial
|killer’s need to torture small animals.