Dude, there are few words in the male vocabulary more versatile than “dude.” Dude, it’s like you could use “dude” for almost any reaction, and any dude would totally get it.
See something cool? “Dude.”
See something awful? “Dude.”
Need to get somebody fired up? “Dude, come on.”
Need to settle somebody down? “Dude, come on.”
With just a minor inflection in tone, this one word can span the entire breadth of human emotion. It even works as a substitute for occasions were there are no words to describe something. It’s like such an amazing word you’re like… dude!