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Re: Ignore Me I'm a Dummy from Harrods

Posted by Bob on November 05, 1999

In Reply to: Ignore Me I'm a Dummy from Harrods posted by Blocky on November 05, 1999

: Just searched for it and found it - duh

: Sorry

Saw an interesting (and new to me) explanation for the "pomegranate" source for Pommy. The N.Z. linguistic transformation went from "immigrant" to the nickname "Jimmy Grant" to "pomegranate."

Wog is probably shortened from Pollywog, a grotesque dark-skinned doll named for a late 19th C. children's book.