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

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

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

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

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

  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....

  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.

  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!