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        10-03-2009, 03:33 AM
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    Foal
    Cool UK

    Anyone here from the UK? I live in the West Midlands, England.

    Just wondering
         
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        10-03-2009, 06:01 AM
      #2
    Foal
    I am, on the Surrey/Sussex border
         
        10-03-2009, 06:05 AM
      #3
    Trained
    POMS!! hehe joking, sorry, I'm aussie, it was a necessary comment
         
        10-03-2009, 06:27 AM
      #4
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kayty    
    POMS!! hehe joking, sorry, I'm aussie, it was a necessary comment
    Is it a necessary comment? I'm Australian and I live in the UK if I kept calling people poms here I wouldn't find myself very popular.
         
        10-03-2009, 06:37 AM
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    Trained
    Nope you wouldn't if you lived in the UK, it's not offensive mate, don't stress, I've got a heap of english mates here and that don't give a rats backside about it, they stir me up about my aussie accent right back at me!!
         
        10-03-2009, 01:38 PM
      #6
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kayty    
    POMS!! hehe joking, sorry, I'm aussie, it was a necessary comment
    I never get this, and my sister is married to an australian and has lived there since 1980, and has two children with dual nationality - surely we should call you poms, if the common etymology is correct, after all, we're still here!

    Personally I wouldn't use the terms taffy, jock, paddy or yank and I think much the same of pom :roll:
         
        10-03-2009, 03:27 PM
      #7
    Green Broke
    What does POMS mean?!?!
         
        10-03-2009, 08:25 PM
      #8
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Jillyann    
    What does POMS mean?!?!
    Just Aussie slang for someone from the UK. It's not offensive/derogatory in any way, it's just an Aussie thing :P We tend to stir people up a little, not meaning to offend, it's just the sense of humour, others seem to get a little worked up over it but there is no harm whatsoever involved in saying it haha, makes it more satisfying for an aussie when they get a reaction :P
         
        10-03-2009, 08:27 PM
      #9
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Count Jackula    
    I never get this, and my sister is married to an australian and has lived there since 1980, and has two children with dual nationality - surely we should call you poms, if the common etymology is correct, after all, we're still here!

    Personally I wouldn't use the terms taffy, jock, paddy or yank and I think much the same of pom :roll:
    You're more than welcome to call me a Pom, after all, we were apparently convicts from the UK many moons ago. Go for your life with Aussie payouts, I find all the names for an Aussie really quite amusing and enjoy to throw it right back.... investigate the relationship between a Kiwi and and Aussie, we do it to each other all the time and it's all in good fun, rest of the world should lighten up a little IMO Come on, crack a smile and go your hardest with an Aussie insult :P
         

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