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NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2002 15:19:36 -0600
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2002 09:11:04 +1300
From: Bruce Durdle
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Subject: Re: The need for a well rounded education
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Rhyming slang - pomegranate = immigrant
or that's version # 237.2
John Woodgate wrote:
> I read in sci.electronics.design that Alan wrote
> (in ) about 'The need for a
> well rounded education', on Fri, 20 Dec 2002:
> >I could never understand that us (ex)Brits are referred to as Poms
> >while in reality it's (some of) the Aussies that are decended from the
> >original POHMS.
> >It must be something to do with the colonial humour?
> No, the POHMS (wasn't it POHM?) thing is now alleged to be a myth. I
> forget where the word 'Pom' is now supposed to come from. May be British
> army dehydrated potato?
> Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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