Fellows and Fellows
Railways, Transport, Accidents, Class, Language, Periodicals
Ponders an extract from a newspaper report of a recent railway accident in which the victim—the 'driver of an express train'—is described as an 'unfortunate fellow'. Insisting that 'every fellow who meets with a bad accident is an unfortunate fellow', suggests that if the victim had been travelling in the first-class carriage, then he would have been described as 'the unfortunate gentleman', and second-class, 'the unfortunate man'. Concludes by pointing out that 'on the principle of equality, we are all fellows', but that this convention is never followed 'in our British journals'.
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