Pommy


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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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The top performers of the tournament were, Pommy of Asad XI (best bowler), Deepak of Coastal XI (best batsman), Pommy of Asad XI (man of the tournament) and Irfan of Asad XI (man of the final).
Pommy markets Pommes paysannes (peasant potatoes) in kilogram bags at 18.20 francs; made with potato slices, bacon, mushrooms and shredded onions, they are meant to be cooked in oil in a frying pan.
But I was instantly referred to as a Pommy b*** - which was very good for the soul - and learned to walk miles through the bush.
The latter picked the wrong length ball to try to hook from Pommy Mbwanga, and Atherton's first error was his last when he drove in the air to mid-off off the same bowler.
Relatively new to the line under the Pommy label is Cut Roast Potatoes, which come in jumbo-size packs for family consumption or catering use.
FIGHTING STYLE: The no nonsense Aussie chef would chop pommy Gregg down to size in a spicy scrap
THE term Pommy for a British person is commonly use by Australians, New Zealanders and South Africans, and is often shortened to Pom.
Kitty joins Paddy Courtney and Pommy Johnson at the Hyena tonight and tomorrow.
Henry Olonga is still unfit, and Pommy Mbangwa has sore shins after his ten for 63 in the win against Yorkshire last weekend.
TALEOF THE TAPE JOHN TORODE AGE: 47 WEIGHT: Fairly trim middleweight in middle age FIGHTING STYLE: The no nonsense Aussie chef would chop pommy Gregg down to size in a spicy scrap GREGG WALLACE AGE: 48 WEIGHT: Has recently lost three stone, but still has heavyweight sized fists FIGHTING STYLE: The newly slim Cockney is now light and nimble on his plates of meat
Owned by Cillian Ryan, the nine-year-old was last seen finishing runner-up to Pommy Tiepy at Fairyhouse in November 2008, but won easily at Cottenham on Sunday under Jack Quinlan in his first race over fences in public.