A Dictionary of Dudeisms, Walturns of phrase and Donnidioms. The parlance of our times. Intended as your answer for everything. Tattoo them on your forehead.

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The Big Lebowski Haikutomatic

Magic “Mark it 8” Bowling Ball

Private residence = House/apartment/etc

Oat soda = Beer

Dinged up = Damaged

Gotta feed the Monkey = 1) Got to go to work. 2) Got to get some money.

Shabbas, Shabbos = Saturday, or Friday sundown to Saturday sundown. Or any day of rest.

Marty = 1) Landlord. 2) Rent

Out of your element = You have no idea what is going on so you might as well not talk.

That’s marvelous = That’s not marvelous.

Stonewalling = When someone refuses to speak of events that you are questioning about.

The god damn plane has crashed into the mountain = A catastrophe

Special Lady = girlfriend

Lady friend = a woman you are having sex with

The physical act of love = sex

Eight year olds, Dude = a pervert

Over the line! = breaking the rules

This is a league game = you have to follow the rules

You are entering a world of pain = a serious warning

A Swiss fuckin’ watch = 1) A well crafted plan. 2) A poorly-crafted plan (sarcastic)

Beaver picture = porn film

Dick Rod Johnson = male genitals

Careful man, there’s a beverage here = Exclamation to indicate someone is being too rough.

Garden party = A sleazy, outrageous, no-holds-barred bash.

That creep can roll = used to indicate proficiency.

Finishing my coffee = indicates one’s determination to see an activity through to its end no matter what.

Forget about the fucking toe! = I would rather not discuss the matter any further.

Larry Sellers = A brat

This guy walks = A person is lying

Don’t Say Peep = Be quiet

Mark It = Acknowledge one’s success.

Mark it Zero = Acknowledge one’s failure.

Did I urinate on your rug? = I don’t see how any of this relates to me.

Busting my friggin agates = being a pain in my ass

Obviously you’re not a golfer = You are not getting the point

What are you? A fuckin park ranger? = You are being pedantic about an unimportant topic.

Take that hill = Let’s do this.

Nobody fucks with the Jesus = Nobody fucks with me.

Liam and me, We’re gonna fuck you up = My friend and I are gonna beat you.

Chinaman = Asian-American

Undude = Not calm.

Whites = underwear

A lotta ins, a lotta outs = too much going on

Nomenclature = name, title

Roll Out Naked = unprepared

Thurrah = physically invasive

The world doesn’t start and stop at your convenience, you miserable piece of shit = used to reference a person out of earshot who expects too much.

Lingonberry pancakes = I’ll have what he’s having

Worthy fuckin’ adversary = someone/something deserving one’s respect

This affects all of us! = I am the only one who cares

Tattoo it on your forehead = Go ahead and take a stand for a pointless cause.

Those are good burgers, Dude = Used to agree about a chosen location to dine.

What’s wrong with Walter, Dude? = That person is overreacting/flying off the handle

Of course you do = you just said something that makes you sound lame, so I’ll just let it lie

I am the walrus = I have just misinterpreted something you said

Well, there’s not a literal connection = There’s no connection

Very free-spirited = a slut

We’re all very fond of her/him = not happy with someone’s behavior.

Shomer Shabbas = I am repeating myself for emphasis

The chinaman is not the issue here =You are barking up the wrong tree.

I can get you a toe = I can handle this seemingly impossible challenge with ease. Followed by “With nail polish” to further downplay the task’s difficulty.

Just cause we’re bereaved doesn’t make us saps! = you’re not taking advantage of us

Phone’s ringing dude = anytime anything rings, beeps, or buzzes anywhere

That’s fucking interesting man = an idea with merit

I’m throwing rocks tonight = I’m on a winning streak

This contravenes a number of league bylaws = This changes everything.

Business papers = used when asked about information you do not what to disclose. Also can be used in reference to rolling papers.

What have you = etc.

I’m a brother shamus!= i’m with you man

Not the rug, man = You’ve destroyed something of value to me.

Joo said it, mang = I agree with your opinion.

What in God’s name are you blathering about? = I don’t understand.

That must be exhausting = Used when someone tells you what philosophical/religious system they belong to.

Bummer man. That’s a bummer. = Term of commiseration.

Micturate = urinate.

This aggression will not stand = You’ve got to do something about this.

It really ties the room together = I like it.

Don’t be fatuous = Don’t be stupid.

Bones, clams = Money.

That had not occurred to us, Dude = I hadn’t thought of that.

Cleft asshole = Annoying weirdo.

Helluva caucasian = Strong drink.

Thankie = Thank you.

See you further on up the trail = Bye.

Sometimes you eat the bar and sometimes the bar eats you = Oh well.

A smarter feller than myself once said = Used before quoting anything.

Gotta keep my mind limber = Said before indulging in any drug or alcohol.

Doesn’t anyone around here give a shit about the rules? = Exlamation for when things get really out of hand. Not necessarily meant negatively.

Human Paraquat = A mean and selfish person.

The Man in the Black Pajamas = A worthy adversary.

Draw a line in the sand = Refuse to be taken advantage of.

Yeah well, that’s just, ya know, like, your opinion, man = You’re welcome to your viewpoint.

Strikes and gutters = you win some, you lose some.

New shit has come to light, man = you are operating on old information.

You’re not wrong, you’re just an asshole – You’re missing the point.

Wouldn’t hold out much hope for the tape deck though – Your chances are slim. You can add “or the Creedence” after a pause for emphasis.

He treats objects like women, man – He’s a womanizer.

Uh, it’s down there somewhere, let me take another look – Quit asking me the same question.

C’mon man, I’ve had a rough day and I hate the fucking Eagles – Keep the noise down.

I’m uh, just gonna go find a cash machine – I’ll be right back.

Stay out of Malibu, Deadbeat – Don’t come back.

He draws alot of water in this town – He’s a big shot.

He’s a good man, and thorough – He’s a good man.

Who the fuck are the Knutsons? – I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Not exactly a lightweight – Someone who has achieved something admirable.

And a good day to you, sir! – Enthusiastic greeting directed towards someone who is not exactly a lightweight.

Are we going to split hairs here? – Let’s not get caught up in the particulars.

Lodged against an abutment – All fucked up.

Ah, nice marmot – That is unexpected, but interesting.

…And proud we are of all of them – An expression of pride for a person or people not because you’re actually proud but because you’re supposed to be proud.

Bunch of fucking amateurs – Unworthy adversaries.

You got a date Wednesday, baby! – You can run but you can’t hide.

The ringer cannot look empty – Said anytime anything needs replenishing or filling

You mean, beyond pacifism? – Said whenever it’s pointed out that someone’s got a problem, or problems.

Nothing is fucked here, dude – Everything’s going to be okay.

I’m not trying to scam anyone here – You can trust me.

My career’s slowed down a little – I’m not having a lot of success lately.

The toilet seat is up, man! – offered as indisputable proof of a man’s marital status

Where’s the money, Lebowski? – What are you hiding?

Ever thus to deadbeats – You deserve this

Am I wrong? – I’m pretty sure I’m right. (Followed by “Okay, then.”)

No funny stuff – You’re not dealing with morons here.

We fuck you ups – Lighthearted threat

Fuck it, man. Lets go bowling – In the grand scheme of things, it’s not worth it


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