[extropy-chat] Books in the Bath
spike66 at comcast.net
Wed Jul 21 04:21:21 UTC 2004
> At 08:25 PM 7/20/2004 -0700, spike wrote:
> >Whats a "bath"? Is that one of those Australia things?
> Only Poms are supposed to pose that question.
> (Don't ask what a `Pom' is, life is already too complicated.)
> Damien Broderick [a showering J, mostly]
Ah but of course Google knows everything, mate. Thus sayeth:
...Morely plans to be the best Pommy bastard he can be...
Sydney Morning Herald discussing Adrian Morley, 16 February 2001
Pom, or Pommy, has long been used in strine as meaning English, or an
Englishman. And its use brings up the whole Australian England
relationship, which has always been somewhat of a love hate dichotomy.
In the earliest of days, of course, we were predominately English (apart
from the aboriginals, of course). We arrived in our convict ships, and
set up camp. And we owe much of our culture and language to the
English, that can't be denied and is discussed elsewhere.
Aint it great living in the 21st?
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