can follow virtually any word, phrase, or sentence. Generally it is used to take the edge off of a statement, question, or exclamation that
has the potential of offending a person(s). Can also confirm that
one is "just kidding".
First used to make fun of a typo made by a secretary for a private school in Kansas. The letter "d" was accidentally inserted into
a student's name that
ended with a "t" making the name end in "dt". This
sparked the notion to pronounce these
two characters as "duhtuh" and add it to words, phrases, and sentences.