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Old 09-21-2005, 07:25 PM
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Theoretically stupid question of the day:

NOTE: There are no stupid questions! (Except the questions we fail to ask)

Q: What is a "POM"?
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Old 09-22-2005, 02:34 PM
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I believe it is an affectinate name the aussies use for us Brits!!!
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Old 09-24-2005, 02:38 AM
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Yes it is

They are generally referred to as "The Poms"
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Where does the term come from? Is it an acronym?

I know that "Poms Frites" in German is a french fried potato....

Does this mean English people are considered to be POTATOES????


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Old 10-02-2005, 10:49 AM
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It means "Red Neck"

I have never met an English POM.

Lots of "Bolers " & "Ballfree's" though.
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Old 10-03-2005, 07:37 AM
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Where does the term come from? Is it an acronym?
Good question

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I know that "Poms Frites" in German is a french fried potato....

Does this mean English people are considered to be POTATOES????

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It means "Red Neck"
Am I the only person that finds this slightly ironic?

Australians coming up with a nick name for English people to call them rednecks...
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The REAL answer is that POM's stands for Prisoner Of Her Majesty........Very ironic since the Brits sent to Oz were sent there as Prisoners originally. so in reality the white/european australians of British origin are the TRUE POMS.

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I didn't know that. Cool, thanks - that makes far more sense.

So can I undo my chains now?
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I´m becoming educated... nooooooooooooo lol
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