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Pommy

A slang term used in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa for a Briton understood to be of English heritage. Originally derogatory, the Australian Advertising Standards Board and the New Zealand Broadcasting Standards Authority have deemed Pom and Pomm copacetic terms.

The term is of unknown origin, but theories include derivatives of:

– Pomegranate, due to the colour of sunburnt skin (as well as a rhyming slang for immigrant);
– POME (Prisoner of Mother England), due to British former use of Australia as a penal colony;
– Pommery Champagne, a drink preferred by some English gentleman cricket players on cricket tours.
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He shaped well when third behind Barker, a stablemate of Pomme Tiepy, at Tramore recently.
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Sally Pomme Clayton creates a world of magic, cross-dressing and betrayal; lust, love and death.
Plus for the Merton, there is free car hire (excluding insurance, payable locally), and for the Pomme D'or, free transfers.
Le festival de la pomme de Midelt (edition 2013) aura lieu, du 3 au 5 octobre prochain, sous le theme "Indication geographique protegee: La pomme de Midelt garante de la qualite", apprend-on aupres des organisateurs.
The following trial runners would need to be supplemented for the Arc at a cost of EUR100,000: Prix Foy Joshua Tree; Prix Niel Bayrir, Smoking Sun, Saonois, Remus De La Tour; Prix Vermeille La Pomme D'Amour, Pirika, Romantica, Princess Highway, Sydarra, Salomina.
Chez Michael Kors, l'heure est a l'optimisme: rayures sur des pulls a col rond, des bas de pantalon, des vestes d'homme, des robes fluides; mais aussi imprimes graphiques, a la Mondrian/Yves Saint-Laurent, parfois maritimes et eclatants, du rouge ecarlate au jaune vif, vert pomme et bleu electrique.
ANTE-POST favourite Pomme Tiepy will lead a three-pronged challenge from Willie Mullins' yard on the EUR90,000 Connolly's Red Mills Thyestes Chase at Gowran Park on Thursday.
And recently, Michaele has told guests at a 'Real Housewives of DC' viewing party at La Pomme that there are lists for uninvited people who want to get into official events in Washington.
Ruby Walsh's mount Pomme Tiepy is currently second-favourite with most firms, and Mullins believes the step up in trip will suit her down to the ground.
Pomme Tiepy was backed into favourite with us over the last couple of days and she looks very interesting for Willie Mullins.