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How to Behave is a fun, freewheeling and irreverent conversation about all aspects of our behavior and its effects on the people around us. Topics will range from simple matters of etiquette, like which fork to use at a fancy dinner or when and how to tip, to bigger social issues like how to handle racial conflict in the workplace or how to break up with someone. There will be expert guests like etiquette professionals or psychologists as well as working professionals such as waiters, flight attendants and customer service reps to tell stories of behavior, bad and good. While the topics will be serious, the tone will be light-hearted, cutting edge and, most of all, funny.
Brian Keyser’s experience in food service and hospitality ranges from selling Chipwich ice cream sandwiches from a cart on the beach in San Diego to Owning Casellula Cheese & Wine Cafe in New York City. In between he has worked as a server and manager at some of the best restaurants in New York including Union Square Café, The Modern, Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Chanterelle. Previously, Brian worked in film and video production, managing multi-million dollar projects for companies such as Iwerks Entertainment and Walt Disney Feature Animation. He also co-wrote and directed the comedy "Sin-Agog" for the 2002 New York International Fringe Festival.
Dude, what's the deal with 'dude'? This week on How to Behave, Brian Keyser and Hannah Howard are discussing the etymology of the word 'dude'. Dr. Scott Kiesling wrote his linguistics dissertation, entitled "Dude", on the growth of the word and its pervasiveness in America. Scott Hylbert is a San Diego native who grew up in the thick of 'dude' culture. Hear about the word's suspected origins in Southern California, and how films like The Big Lewbowski and Fast Times at Ridgemont High spread the term. Is there a female equivalent for the term 'dude'? Find out how the word 'dude' is similar to the Mandarin language! How does the term reinforce heterosexuality? Dude, you can't miss this episode of How to Behave! Thanks to our sponsor, Fairway Market. Music has been provided by Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord.
"'Dude' is not a term that shows intimacy. It's not something that you should be calling your boyfriend of girlfriend." [17:45]
-- Dr. Scott Kiesling on How to Behave…read more