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we need to make soething like that up for you poms
 

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we need to make soething like that up for you poms
1. Poms is an Australian term, it omes from the days of sending prisoners to Botany Bay, so it's not really an insult - you just shouldn't say it, unless you want to sound like an Aussie ;)

2. The English aren't whining about it - who posted it, that should give you a hint:whistling:
 

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Poms: Definition: What Aussies call the English. Note: POM actually stands for 'Prisoner of Mother England', which would mean Austalians, but somehow we twisted it around to suit our own needs.

I can never understand Y we call the English Poms, as they are not.

Just like in SA English speeking people are called "Sout Peel". (spelling)
 

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Poms: Definition: What Aussies call the English. Note: POM actually stands for 'Prisoner of Mother England', which would mean Austalians, but somehow we twisted it around to suit our own needs.

I can never understand Y we call the English Poms, as they are not.

Just like in SA English speeking people are called "Sout Peel". (spelling)
How does that translate? i don't imagine it to be complimentary somehow:)
 

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