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  • Joshua Rogan
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    Anyway. I was passing through Wimborne earlier this week, so decided to pop in for a visit

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  • C. F. Leon
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    Originally posted by Ally View Post

    Sebastian Stan, and because he is delicious. And I respect his mind....
    The actor (Marvel CU)?

    So it's an IZombie-Virginia spin-off thing? Eeeeewwww...

    Last edited by C. F. Leon; 07-08-2022, 06:20 PM.

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  • C. F. Leon
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    Originally posted by GBinOz View Post

    Mine too. My mother in law used to offer him 20 pound to go back.
    And the return ticket was, what, 200 pounds?

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  • GBinOz
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    Originally posted by GUT View Post

    Yep known as 10 pound Poms. My brother in law came out on such a deal.
    Mine too. My mother in law used to offer him 20 pound to go back.

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  • GUT
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    Originally posted by Wickerman View Post

    I remember in the 60's my parents were considering to emigrate, there was an Gov.t offer of something like 10 would get you a ticket to Australia.
    Yep known as 10 pound Poms. My brothe4 in law came out on such a deal. Australia was desperate to grow in population and at the same time had a “White Australia Policy” after the war a lot of Italians and Greeks came out to work on the Snowy Mountain scheme and along with the Brits were the major growth in population and added to the interesting mix in the country.

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  • Wickerman
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    Originally posted by GUT View Post

    Possibly, but by far the majority were from Britain.
    I remember in the 60's my parents were considering to emigrate, there was an Gov.t offer of something like 10 would get you a ticket to Australia.

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  • GUT
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    On POM for a long time when I was a kid, I thought it HAD to be followed by the B word that mean illegitimate

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  • GUT
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    Originally posted by Wickerman View Post

    Thanks Darryl, though wouldn't that equally apply to any immigrant from say England, France, Canada, USA, Russia, etc?
    Possibly, but by far the majority were from Britain.

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  • Wickerman
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    Originally posted by Darryl Kenyon View Post

    Hi Wick, there are many explanations but the one most favoured is that when the English came over early 20th century or late nineteenth they would go red quickly in the sun and look like Pomegranates
    Regards Darryl
    Thanks Darryl, though wouldn't that equally apply to any immigrant from say England, France, Canada, USA, Russia, etc?

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  • Wickerman
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    Originally posted by jmenges View Post

    Andy is still alive.

    He's spent 6 of the last 12 years in prison for twice being caught in possession of child pornography.

    JM
    Thanks for that update Jim, false alarm then.

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  • Ally
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    Originally posted by C. F. Leon View Post

    Also, who is Sebastian Sam and why does Ally want to have her "Wicked way" with him?
    Sebastian Stan, and because he is delicious. And I respect his mind....

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  • C. F. Leon
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    Thanks for clearing that up, Jonathan. I didn't know, which is why I asked. From the couple of sentences on the podcast, I had the impression that there was some sort of problem, but not of the sort that you mention. I thought it was some kind of disagreement that was Ripper-related, which is why I asked.

    My apologies for bringing up a sore subject in my ignorance.

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  • Darryl Kenyon
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    Originally posted by Wickerman View Post

    The story I was told when a kid was that it came from the military, the British grenade looked like a pomegranate.
    I've no idea whether that is true.
    Hi Wick, there are many explanations but the one most favoured is that when the English came over early 20th century or late nineteenth they would go red quickly in the sun and look like Pomegranates
    Regards Darryl

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  • jmenges
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    Originally posted by Wickerman View Post
    I also had no idea Andrew Spallek had died, he made some significant discoveries in the Druitt theory, but he was almost shunned afterwards when it surfaced he got into legal trouble over an issue that is very much frowned upon in mainstream society. I'll leave it at that.
    Andy is still alive.

    He's spent 6 of the last 12 years in prison for twice being caught in possession of child pornography.

    JM

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  • Wickerman
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    I also had no idea Andrew Spallek had died, he made some significant discoveries in the Druitt theory, but he was almost shunned afterwards when it surfaced he got into legal trouble over an issue that is very much frowned upon in mainstream society. I'll leave it at that.

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