Thursday, 25 March 2010

Pom or Pommie

Some dictionaries refer to "Pom or Pommie" as a derogatory name for a British person more regularly used by New Zealanders and Australians.

However few British people would be insulted by the term which is used more as a fun nickname, no more insulting than a British person calling a New Zealander a Kiwi which is also not offensive.

1 comment:

  1. Read somewhere that the term was originally POME which stood for Prisoner Of Mother England.