Chris has a new blog. First posting is a gloat about the cricket though – will wait for some serious java geek words…

In case you wondered what the origin of the word ‘pom‘ was:

pom·my or pom·mie Pronunciation Key (pm)

n. Australian & New Zealand Offensive Slang pl. pom·mies

Used as a disparaging term for a British person, especially a recent immigrant.


[Shortening and alteration of pomegranate, Pummy Grant, alterations of Jimmy Grant, probably rhyming alteration of immigrant.]

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