The Truth Behind “Fellows”

Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 3.33.32 PMSo, I must needs make a cultural statement.

Yes, I know: This happens all the time.

But it’s a necessity.

Professors must do things like this–in order to remain professor, you understand.

Of course you do.

Many so’s, lately, I’ve come under flack–

These things give off flack, I hear.

These things give off flack, I hear.

–for using the word: fellow & fellows.

Yes, this is true.

Ah, the life of me.

So-ness, this is the thing I must say, and I must say it. (Sorta like an announcement even.)

Fellow can be used to refer to this:


As well as this:


And this:


Even this:


But not this:

That's IronMan, see.

That’s IronMan, see.

Anyways and some, the point is this:

Fellows can be used interchangeably. It’s not sexist, age-ist, or anything-ist.

Professor Theory

Now a Professor Scientific Law.

11 Responses to “The Truth Behind “Fellows””

  1. 1 Nancy Loderick July 16, 2016 at 15:27

    Well Professor,

    I would say that as a Professor, you can use language however you want! Let the naysayers do their own thing and ignore them. As long as they don’t come after you with a katana, you should be fine.


  2. 2 TheCrazyBagLady July 7, 2016 at 20:45

    So the professor is a fellow squared.

  3. 3 Lady Dunamis June 30, 2016 at 20:16

    I have always understood the word fellow to be masculine you see. And who would have ever thought Wonder Woman was a fellow. Times must be a changing.

    As for the last fellow, I would call him a baller. Yes, that’s it. Big baller shot call-ah!

  4. 4 Freakishly Fangirlish June 30, 2016 at 19:22

    You’re right, the last pic isn’t of a fellow. It’s of a hot dude ^-^

  5. 5 FictionFan June 30, 2016 at 17:29

    Look here, my good fellow, just tell whatever fellow who’s giving you flack to be a jolly good fellow or else. Fellows! Tchah!

    Interesting selection of pics. 1, Good bone structure, shame about the hairdo. 2. Very nice – understated and professional, but still attractive. 3. Manly-Man!! He really needs to work on his tan, though. 4. Where did you get that pic of me???? 5. Ahhh, that’s better! *swoons*

  6. 6 Debbie June 30, 2016 at 14:58

    Okay, Professor, you’re probably more learned than I am, but I’m going out on a limb and declare you’re just plain wrong here! The preferred definition of “fellow” is “man, or boy.” Check out the dictionary ( Any time we defile the King’s English to suit our particular purposes, we’re lowering standards. And now I’ll just hop off my soapbox!!

  7. 7 Susan P June 30, 2016 at 14:21

    It wasn’t me.

  8. 8 desertdweller29 June 30, 2016 at 13:55

    I think men with man-buns aren’t fellows, see, as illustrated in your first photo. Specifically they’re bun-fellows. Not to be confused with bug-fellows, which are gangs of bugs that like to hang.

    (All this categorization has given me a headache the sudden.)

  9. 9 Haylee June 30, 2016 at 12:56

    Who’s complaining? Pfft! Silliness… I think the world is not happy unless they have something to moan about. I refer to everyone as ‘guys’, if people don’t like it they don’t have to talk to me. I think the only justification for not using fellows would be in a room of academic types (which maybe you were, depending on what type of Professor you are this week). It could become confusing. I’m ok, it’s unlikely I’ll find myself in a room full of people named Guy.

  10. 10 L. Marie June 30, 2016 at 12:45

    Why isn’t Tony Stark a fellow (or “fella” as I like to say)? Because he’s Iron Man (and therefore would be Iron Fellow)?

  11. 11 AmyRose🌹 June 30, 2016 at 11:56

    I like-ist this theory of yours-ist, Prof-ist. I now think-ist. :)-ist

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