Jackie writes: "I am not a guy, never have been and never will be one."

Finally catching up to ... er, y'all!

I hope Jackie and I can still be friends. I commonly refer to my roommates (all of whom are women) as guys or dudes. Dudette is purely for comic effect. I've noticed, though, that I pronounce it doods, evenly though I usually say things like d(y)ue, d(y)uty and end(y)ure.