The Ashes

Old Nov 28th 2013, 7:43 am
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As my previous post stated - you mr aussie is the Pom, not us English.
You are still reading the usage of the word wrong. It relates to the rosy cheeked immigrant who looks like a pomegranate, UNTIL he has been taken into the fold and can drop the moniker.

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1. My father-in-law was a ten pound pom, arrived from blighty in 1968. Recently became an Aussie citizen. he is no longer a Pom.
2. The visiting Barmy Army, who look like pomegranates after a few hours in a long hot Aussie summer before they fly back to their cold wet miserable Isle. They are Poms
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Old Nov 28th 2013, 7:49 am
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You are still reading the usage of the word wrong. It relates to the rosy cheeked immigrant who looks like a pomegranate, UNTIL he has been taken into the fold and can drop the moniker.

E.g
1. My father-in-law was a ten pound pom, arrived from blighty in 1968. Recently became an Aussie citizen. he is no longer a Pom.
2. The visiting Barmy Army, who look like pomegranates after a few hours in a long hot Aussie summer before they fly back to their cold wet miserable Isle. They are Poms
so only UK people who go to Aus are poms then? Fair comment. So Scamp (who has never been) and me (who went reluctantly one July for a week - it rained), are not.

Your use of English is somewhat lacking.
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so only UK people who go to Aus are poms then?
No. You are all bloody whinging Poms. How many times do I need to tell you?
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I wouldn't give a shit if she gave me a parking ticket, Fine paid.
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Old Nov 28th 2013, 7:57 am
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No. You are all bloody whinging Poms. How many times do I need to tell you?
How can someone (no matter where they are from) who has never set foot in your backward country be called a pom?

Stick to barbies, having said that even the South Africans do it better than you lot.
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How can someone (no matter where they are from) who has never set foot in your backward country be called a pom?

Stick to barbies, having said that even the South Africans do it better than you lot.
Just call them Felons and be done with it.
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How can someone (no matter where they are from) who has never set foot in your backward country be called a pom?
Because when you stepped off that Emirates A380 and set foot into the 40+ degrees, you looked like a damned pomegranate, whether in Australia, Dubai, or Kuala Lumpur. Kapish?
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Old Nov 28th 2013, 8:13 am
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Okay, Okay, I had better stop the sledging now or else you might be getting all tetchy and flounce back home.
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Old Nov 28th 2013, 8:14 am
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Just call them Felons and be done with it.
I prefer Scamp's term - shackle-draggers...
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Met a nice one.

Yesterday at Sevens. She was pleasant, had the standard Aussie shit banter but was a decent person to talk to. Married to an English bloke as well.
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Met a nice one.

Yesterday at Sevens. She was pleasant, had the standard Aussie shit banter but was a decent person to talk to. Married to an English bloke as well.
Hallelujah.

Now all you need do is meet an Aussie bloke to whom you don't take an instant dislike the minute he opens his mouth. Evidently that's the challenge according the cultural experts on this bored.
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Hallelujah.

Now all you need do is meet an Aussie bloke to whom you don't take an instant dislike the minute he opens his mouth. Evidently that's the challenge according the cultural experts on this bored.
Yeah. I think it will be.
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Old Nov 30th 2013, 8:21 am
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Met a nice one.

Yesterday at Sevens. She was pleasant, had the standard Aussie shit banter but was a decent person to talk to. Married to an English bloke as well.
I bet she was drunk.
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I've never been to Oz and I don't turn red in the sun. Am I Pom?
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This 'Pom is short for pomegranate' stuff is garbage - I have never heard that before.

Everyone I know assumes it is a reverse-knock on the English always teasing Aussies about being former convicts etc - a POM is thus a 'Prisoner Of Motherland' (i.e. stuck in England).
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