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Hail, fellow, well met

Posted by R. Berg on March 13, 2004

In Reply to: Hale fellow well met posted by squazeedle on March 13, 2004

: Thanks for the clarification. I thought it was hale fellow, meaning healthy, vigorous, robust. It's an odd saying though, isn't it?

It seems odd because we no longer say "Hail" for "Hello" or "fellow" for "dude."