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Hail, fellow, well met

Posted by Barney on March 14, 2004

In Reply to: Hail, fellow, well met posted by R. Berg 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."

There are millions, nay, tens of millions of us who never say 'dude'- we say 'friend' or 'my dear chap' or most likely 'mate'. 'Dude'is for dopes.