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rockinhorseygal 10-03-2009 03:33 AM

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

Just wondering:wink:

Count Jackula 10-03-2009 06:01 AM

I am, on the Surrey/Sussex border :wink:

Kayty 10-03-2009 06:05 AM

POMS!! :D hehe joking, sorry, I'm aussie, it was a necessary comment

FjordFan 10-03-2009 06:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Kayty (Post 418438)
POMS!! :D 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.

Kayty 10-03-2009 06:37 AM

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!!

Count Jackula 10-03-2009 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Kayty (Post 418438)
POMS!! :D 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! :wink:

Personally I wouldn't use the terms taffy, jock, paddy or yank and I think much the same of pom :roll:

Jillyann 10-03-2009 03:27 PM

What does POMS mean?!?!

Kayty 10-03-2009 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Jillyann (Post 418777)
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

Kayty 10-03-2009 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Count Jackula (Post 418702)
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! :wink:

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 :lol: Come on, crack a smile and go your hardest with an Aussie insult :P


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