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There's nothing I prefer to see than a Pom swimming back to England ...

Old Oct 29th 2010, 10:11 am
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Default There's nothing I prefer to see than a Pom swimming back to England ...

with 2 Yanks under each arm!





Nic was told this today at work by her boss ...

It was a heated debate over the bloody word Pom ... She was asked why we're called Pom's by a fellow Australian worker. She explained to the guy that Australia is the ONLY (well, bar NZ I spose) country that refers to Brits as Poms ... so turned the qustion around and asked him, as it's an Aussie after all asking it.



tic, tic, tic!

She went on to say that if the 'Prisoner of Mother England' explanation was true, then her boss was prob closer to a real Pom as he's a descendant from a VERY bad British grandad who was sent here on a ship many moons ago, unlike us who migrated here thru choice ...

That was when the above term popped up (clearly showing true colours) but in over 4 years i've never heard it, reference to it on here, or anywhere else for that matter!

Did he just make it up do you reckon, or is this what all the Aussies say about us behind our backs (as they do, like it or not!)? ...
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What did he make up? I missed a bit I think.
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Old Oct 29th 2010, 11:36 am
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a Pom swimming back to England with 2 Yanks under each arm!
Never heard this before, but heard things similar, may years ago, aimed at the Yanks.

Can't find much under Google other than...
"Happiness is 10,000 Okies heading south with a Texan under each arm"
 
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Default Re: There's nothing I prefer to see than a Pom swimming back to England ...

Hold on a sec!

Ok Sam shit her pants and deleted her reply, but HOW has MY reply to her gone? ... I didn't delete it! ...

Can a user now delete other peoples posts? ... ... or did a mod do it, i'd like to know??????????

Sue?? ... Paul?....

I've made a post and it's now gone, please explain?
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Default Re: There's nothing I prefer to see than a Pom swimming back to England ...

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What did he make up? I missed a bit I think.
Yeah I reckon so.

The title and 1st line.

Originally Posted by ABCDiamond View Post
Never heard this before, but heard things similar, may years ago, aimed at the Yanks.

Can't find much under Google other than...
"Happiness is 10,000 Okies heading south with a Texan under each arm"
Yanks, Poms ... all foreigners so ALL in the same boat ...

"Happiness is 10,000 Okies heading south with a Texan under each arm"

That's the one! ... just gonna re-read it to make sure tho before asking for a link ...
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Originally Posted by PaulandNic View Post
Hold on a sec!

Ok Sam shit her pants and deleted her reply, but HOW has MY reply to her gone? ... I didn't delete it! ...

Can a user now delete other peoples posts? ... ... or did a mod do it, i'd like to know??????????

Sue?? ... Paul?....

I've made a post and it's now gone, please explain?
As far as I can tell Sam hasn't posted in this thread, do you perhaps mean your other thread? Also don't panic, members can't delete another members posts.
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As far as I can tell Sam hasn't posted in this thread, do you perhaps mean your other thread? Also don't panic, members can't delete another members posts.
Yes the other one, ta da! ... poof! ... and no smoke left behind either!
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Originally Posted by PaulandNic View Post
"Happiness is 10,000 Okies heading south with a Texan under each arm"

That's the one! ... just gonna re-read it to make sure tho before asking for a link ...
There is another one... Happiness is 10,000 Texans going home with an Okie under each arm.

It must be catching though... I also found: Happiness is 100,000 Canadians Heading Home . . . with a New Yorker under each arm Printed in The Rotarian Mar 1992.
 
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Haven't heard the saying but I am constantly refered to as a POM in the office that where I work or should I say Pomy as Aussies tend to add a Y to the end of everything!!

I just tend to take it in good spirits although it was funny when I responded 'and where would you be without us' and the most Australian person in the room said 'probably speaking Mexican'. (not sure why he chose that particular county though)
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Haven't heard the saying but I am constantly refered to as a POM in the office that where I work or should I say Pomy as Aussies tend to add a Y to the end of everything!!

I just tend to take it in good spirits although it was funny when I responded 'and where would you be without us' and the most Australian person in the room said 'probably speaking Mexican'. (not sure why he chose that particular county though)
Think they'd have ended up speaking French, if my recollection of history lessons are correct.
How do you define most Australian? Were they Aboriginal
Not sure I'd be so happy to be referred to as a pom, as my paddy roots would be offended .
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Haven't heard the saying but I am constantly refered to as a POM in the office that where I work or should I say Pomy as Aussies tend to add a Y to the end of everything!!

I just tend to take it in good spirits although it was funny when I responded 'and where would you be without us' and the most Australian person in the room said 'probably speaking Mexican'. (not sure why he chose that particular county though)
Yeah I don't have any issues with being called a Pom, unless i'm a '****in' Pom etc.

It's all about what goes before it ...

I'll have people say to me "yeah I got Pommy mates" ... I don't have any issues with that at all, but at the same time I recently heard a bloke say to another "yeah all bloody Poms I bet" ... and that bloody word (heard heaps worse) in front changes things!

I HAD to chip in (with relatively strong London accent) and ask "what are they up to?" ... and it all went quiet ...

End of the day, yes i'm a Pom, but only to Australians as the French would think i'm an apple ...
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Think they'd have ended up speaking French, if my recollection of history lessons are correct.
How do you define most Australian? Were they Aboriginal
Not sure I'd be so happy to be referred to as a pom, as my paddy roots would be offended .
I know Scottish peeps who get called Poms and that's so funny as I know they hate it ...

Ahhh, whatever! ... don't bother me like I say unless sommit derogatory is prefixed.
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'probably speaking Mexican'. (not sure why he chose that particular county though)
Queenslanders nickname for Victorians is Mexicans because they come from the South. Maybe something to do with it.
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I HAD to chip in (with relatively strong London accent) and ask "what are they up to?" ... and it all went quiet ...
They were probably whinging
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I know Scottish peeps who get called Poms and that's so funny as I know they hate it ...

Ahhh, whatever! ... don't bother me like I say unless sommit derogatory is prefixed.
Yes the Scots certainly take offence at being called poms, must tell you something eh.
Irish peeps don't like it either, as we all came over on different prison ships to you lot

Am I right in saying it's a term that is used, but no one actually knows how it came about, as its not the Prisoner of Mother England?
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