Fella

Discussion in 'Sappers' started by A_Knocker_Till_The_End, Aug 23, 2009.

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  1. fecking hate it, i never want to hear its use again

    32.4%
  2. does not bother me in the slightest, far more important things to worry about.

    47.9%
  3. i use it day in/day out, i am a trg snco/jnco

    5.6%
  4. fella???? never heard of the word.

    4.2%
  5. i'll take the fifth on that one fella!!!!

    9.9%

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  1. What is the problem with the word with the use of the word "FELLA" ????

    Fella - Any male.
    Fella's = A group of males.



    i concede that it is overly used at trg establishments & by snco's younger than the group of lads they are addressing.

    i have seen the use of the word become a crate-able offence in some units.

    gentlemen of the corps of royal engineers the floor is yours....


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  2. feck off fella
     
  3. Knocker's sound Fella.
     
  4. It's got to be preferable to "Dude" which seems to be the word of choice at my unit.
     
  5. i take it this has replaced "gents" as the collective noun of choice of the young, keen, hand rubbing together, fingers together pointing nco of todays corps?
     
  6. I may be wrong but does "Fella" not originate from Aus/NZ
     
  7. I know mate....just i've got a poor sense of humour. and an angry hangover. :x
     
  8. Fellow comes from late OE feolaga, derived from feoh + *lag, meaning one who lays down money in a joint enterprise.

    But there is also fellah, which is a (mainly Egyptian) Arabic word meaning a peasant.

    In my experience they are now used interchangeably in BrE, as a colloquialism for "man" and a synonym for "chap" (also BrE) and "guy" (still mainly AmE).
     
  9. 'Fella' is massively irritating.

    'Gents' is repugnant, naff and synonymous with the RAF.

    Dude is totally unacceptable chav-speak and anyone that uses it should be summarily tried and subsequently executed on the Regimental parade square.

    :roll:
     
  10. Nice one. Duck.
     
  11. its difficult to choose which is best, youth
     
  12. Now then chaps.....
     
  13. Now then what ol' butt?
     
  14. Yeah, C'mon Amigo....Wassup?
     
  15. Brothers - let us not argue over the term which is Fella without doubt causing offence to some of our gentler souls.

    So what alternatives have you got people?

    Slayer - hope the hangover's sorted!