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DJ_59

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Re: Interview Subject Pool Signup (please read)
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2012, 12:01:57 am »

Thanks, Su.  Back on the list you go.  The PTB seems to prefer we find people who haven't been interviewed before, I think mostly to get as many diverse voices on the subject as possible, but there are only so many of us on the forum, so there will probably be plenty of need. 

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« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2012, 11:23:30 am »
If you need anyone from Canada, I'm Craig from Quebec. Near Ottawa.

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« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2012, 08:30:32 am »
I'm Pommystuart living in Australia. (They call me a Bloody Pom over here) but lovely place to live in.

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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2012, 08:59:46 am »
Also a (former) Pom, in southeast Australia.  The paperwork says I'm sort of dinky-di, but I still cheer for the Poms in the cricket!
Cheers,
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« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2012, 12:05:15 pm »
 ???

What is a Pom?
What is dinky-di?

Inquiring minds want to know  ;D

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« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2012, 12:44:28 pm »
???

What is a Pom?
What is dinky-di?

Inquiring minds want to know  ;D

In the absence of a native Aussie explanation, I'll venture this:
Pommie is a semi-derogatory term (as is "Limey") for a Brit. amongst possible origins are: Acronyms: POME, prisoner of Mother England, or
POHM - prisoner of Her Majesty.
Both resulting from the transportation of career criminals (or "serious offence" prisoners) to Van Diemens Land (now Tasmania). In my opinion giving rise to the phrase "A fate worse than death".  ::)

Alternatively, from the colour of the skin of the new arrivals when exposed to the sun; pomegranate coloured - pinkish.

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« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2012, 12:47:25 pm »
Forgot to mention:
Depending on the tone of voice, it can be a mark of affection;
"Bloody Pom" if they quite like you;
"Pommie Bastard" if they really like you.  ;D

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« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2012, 12:54:45 pm »
Remarkably dinky-di is in my Collins English dictionary. In the absence of an actual Australian definition it says it means typical.

It also gives an example of usage as "dinky-di Pom idleness" - another expression of affection?

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« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2012, 01:16:03 pm »
Remarkably dinky-di is in my Collins English dictionary. In the absence of an actual Australian definition it says it means typical.

It also gives an example of usage as "dinky-di Pom idleness" - another expression of affection?

Yes - they are all very deferential to "the Old Country".  ;D

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« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2012, 01:18:02 pm »
Pom/Pommie is one of those wonderful words whose meaning spans the spectrum from almost-affectionate gentle ribbing through to near-loathing (particularly if the Poms are winning the cricket).  A similarly widely used word in Oz is the descriptor for someone whose parents were unmarried.  I'd been here for quite a few years before I could consistently work out whether or not I was being abused. 'Dinki-di' is pretty archaic these days and many Australians would probably cringe if they heard someone use it.
 :-[


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« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2012, 01:20:03 pm »
 ;D

Thanks for the definitions - why you all don't use good old English to insult each other is beyond me!  :P
« Last Edit: April 16, 2012, 01:22:04 pm by wendolk »

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« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2012, 01:32:04 pm »
Ah, Kathy, just wait until we get started on you lot!  One language tradition that still thrives in Oz is rhyming slang, originating with London cockneys.  Americans are rarely referred to here as 'Yanks' any more - that is so last Century.  The more common term for our friends on the other side of the Pacific these days is 'seppos' - Yank --> septic tank --> seppo.  As with Pom, seppo can have a wide range of applications!
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« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2012, 01:48:54 pm »
I live to far away.
Poland
Pszczyna
but there is really no polar bears in the streets :)

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« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2012, 01:59:09 pm »
Ah, Kathy, just wait until we get started on you lot!  One language tradition that still thrives in Oz is rhyming slang, originating with London cockneys.  Americans are rarely referred to here as 'Yanks' any more - that is so last Century.  The more common term for our friends on the other side of the Pacific these days is 'seppos' - Yank --> septic tank --> seppo.  As with Pom, seppo can have a wide range of applications!
 ;D

No nation has a monopoly on self praise, no group is free from deprecating others.
Tom Lehrer made a very good job of it:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=CgASBVMyVFI&vq=medium (first half)
almost as good as as Flanders and Swann  ;):
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=1vh-wEXvdW8&vq=medium

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« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2012, 02:06:18 pm »
I live to far away.
Poland
Pszczyna
but there is really no polar bears in the streets :)

Too cold for Polar Bears.  ;D