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  • When I was young it was breakfast, dinner, tea and then supper (if you was still Hungary and there was anything left in). However we were lowest working class and all my friends had breakfast, lunch, tea, then dinner and then supper. I was always Hungary and always envious lol.

    That's from a Yorkshire pom

    Helen x
    Last edited by Parisi North Humber; 07-06-2022, 11:58 PM. Reason: Autocorrect errors

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    • *hungry. sorry for the autocorrect.

      Helen x

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      • Originally posted by Abby Normal View Post

        first of all whats a pom?lol

        i like holidays and vacations too, its just brits have them misnomered. they call vacation... on holiday.
        You are kidding, Abby, right?
        Holiday comes from Old English, the question is, why do Yanks use Vacation, for Holiday?
        Like they screwed up "Football", for what is really Rugby, with a helmet

        Vacation is from Latin.
        Regards, Jon S.

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        • Originally posted by Wickerman View Post

          You are kidding, Abby, right?
          Holiday comes from Old English, the question is, why do Yanks use Vacation, for Holiday?
          Like they screwed up "Football", for what is really Rugby, with a helmet

          Vacation is from Latin.
          A helmet, massive shoulder padding, separate offensive and defensive teams, forward passing and a dedicated goal kicker who always kicks from right in front of the goal posts.

          I have a friend from the USA who, after watching a game of Rugby League, labelled the combatants "gladiators".
          “Contrariwise,” continued Tweedledee, “if it was so, it might be, and if it were so, it would be but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.”
          If money can't buy happiness, explain motorcycles, malt whisky and pipe tobacco.
          Everybody lies - Greg House MD

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          • Originally posted by Wickerman View Post

            You are kidding, Abby, right?
            Holiday comes from Old English, the question is, why do Yanks use Vacation, for Holiday?
            Like they screwed up "Football", for what is really Rugby, with a helmet

            Vacation is from Latin.

            holiday is from holy day. and was a day off. like christmas and easter. but extended to national holidays too, like our fourth of july and memorial day. one day off for holy days. which all makes perfect sense.

            vacation is a personal time off of work and usually includes travel to somewhere else, scheduled by an individual to whenever they want.

            you guys use holiday for vacation. as in ...were on holiday. when your actually vacationing.

            so what do you call what americans call holidays?

            agree we screwed up football/soccer names.our game of football is nothing like football lol.
            Last edited by Abby Normal; 07-07-2022, 02:01 AM.
            "Is all that we see or seem
            but a dream within a dream?"

            -Edgar Allan Poe


            "...the man and the peaked cap he is said to have worn
            quite tallies with the descriptions I got of him."

            -Frederick G. Abberline

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            • Originally posted by GBinOz View Post

              A helmet, massive shoulder padding, separate offensive and defensive teams, forward passing and a dedicated goal kicker who always kicks from right in front of the goal posts.

              I have a friend from the USA who, after watching a game of Rugby League, labelled the combatants "gladiators".
              lol. australian rules football looks like a bunch of drunks in a bar fighting over the last nickel at closing time.
              "Is all that we see or seem
              but a dream within a dream?"

              -Edgar Allan Poe


              "...the man and the peaked cap he is said to have worn
              quite tallies with the descriptions I got of him."

              -Frederick G. Abberline

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              • Originally posted by GBinOz View Post

                A helmet, massive shoulder padding, separate offensive and defensive teams, forward passing and a dedicated goal kicker who always kicks from right in front of the goal posts.

                I have a friend from the USA who, after watching a game of Rugby League, labelled the combatants "gladiators".
                american football, ausie rules, rugby players are all gladiators.


                "Is all that we see or seem
                but a dream within a dream?"

                -Edgar Allan Poe


                "...the man and the peaked cap he is said to have worn
                quite tallies with the descriptions I got of him."

                -Frederick G. Abberline

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                • A 'Pom' I believe,is a person who emigrated from England to Australia.I am one.I am now termed 'A permanent resident'.I take 'High tea'.

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                  • I thought all Brits were refered to as poms nowadays. I believe it originated back in the mists of time and was to do with the British convicts and was an acronym of sorts but I'm probably wrong.

                    Helen x

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                    • Originally posted by Abby Normal View Post

                      ...holiday is from holy day. and was a day off. like christmas and easter. but extended to national holidays too, like our fourth of july and memorial day. one day off for holy days. which all makes perfect sense.
                      Yeh, I think it was more than Christmas & Easter though, it stems back from a time when there was no time off work for anybody, regular people worked 6 days a week, the church gave them Sunday off, that was the Holy Day. From then on any day off work was called a Holiday.
                      Change happened slow in England.
                      Regards, Jon S.

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                      • Originally posted by Parisi North Humber View Post
                        I thought all Brits were refered to as poms nowadays. I believe it originated back in the mists of time and was to do with the British convicts and was an acronym of sorts but I'm probably wrong.

                        Helen x
                        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.
                        Regards, Jon S.

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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.
                          It has also been said to be Prisoner Of Her Majesty. Or Prisoner Of Mother England.

                          obviously different spellings, there really is no consensus
                          G U T

                          There are two ways to be fooled, one is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to believe that which is true.

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                          • I finally got around to listening to the podcast and was surprised to hear that Andrew Spallek has died. There was no notice that I can find on the forums. When did he die? The latest postings that I could find on the Message boards was from 2009.

                            The podcast indicated that there was some sort of bad feeling involved with him. I did enjoy the couple of podcasts that he was on, even if I didn't agree with all of his conclusions. He certainly didn't seem to be a Druitt fanatic of the sort that other suspects have amongst some of the posters here and seemed to always be pleasant. But maybe that's just me missing "obvious" stuff going on behind the scenes.

                            Also, who is Sebastian Sam and why does Ally want to have her "Wicked way" with him?
                            Last edited by C. F. Leon; 07-07-2022, 08:46 AM.

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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.
                              Regards, Jon S.

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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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