[ROVERNET - UK] Saloon / Sedan / Hardtop ???
sands2005 at home00.eclipse.co.uk
Sat Feb 18 20:08:53 GMT 2006
a 'pommy basher' is someone who knocks, has a lend
of (at their expense), sledges, has a go at, digs or pokes (verbally),
anyone of pommy (that is to say British) extraction.....especially in
the field of sport, especially rugby (union or league) and more
especially cricket. If a pom migrates to Australia he/she can expect to
take a lot of ribbing in the workplace (especially at times of
heightened emotion such as during a test series at either cricket or
rugby). If they can take it in good grace and give back in equal measure
they'll soon be accepted as an alright bloke (or sheila....though sheila
seems to be going out of use a bit these days)....the same goes for just
about any nationality in Australia. Folk from America are often refered
to as septics (sounds derogatory, but its not meant to). Any Aussie
bloke worth his salt will often greet his best mate with, 'Ow ya gowen,
you old bastard!' Again sounds insulting but isn't.
Incidentally the four Australian horsemen of the apocalypse are...
'Ken flies, 'Ken dust, 'Ken rain, 'Ken oath, 'Ken hell, 'Ken sheila,
'Ken drought, 'Ken floods, .... there're actually quite a few others but
only a maximum of four are ever seen at any one time and they are
usually to be found brawling at a little known pub called The Criterion
in Murray St (the main...and for that matter, only...drag) at Woop
Woop... which is a little town just outside of anywhere and akin to the
I hope all this seems clear.
Mike Vitesse Norwich (formerly Van den Plas 3500
Gayle Rauschenberg wrote:
>How did the name Pommy Bashers come about ?
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