American Pie star Seann William Scott has been forced to erase the word 'dude' from his vocabulary after naming his new Labrador puppy after Jeff Bridges' character in The Big Lebowski.
The actor quickly realised that his overuse of the word is confusing his pet and so he has pledged not to use it any more.
He explains, "I got a puppy, my first dog; he's a yellow Lab. Everybody said it was gonna be a lot of work but I had no idea.
"I named him Dude from The Big Lebowski and now I'm forced not to call my friends 'Dude' anymore, because I'll be saying to my friends, 'Hey Dude, don't drink any more beer,' and my dog's looking at me like, 'I'm not drinking beer.'"