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Yankee Stadium denizen Steve M will appreciate this item from Down Under:
Cricket's governing body in Australia has ruled visiting English fans may be called "Poms" without breaking the country's anti-hate-speech laws.
However, the P-word may not be linked with anything "hurtful. . . racist, offensive or humiliating."
The Telegraph observes:
The last time an Englishman inside an Australian cricket ground was called a "Pom" without the addition of a hurtful, racist, offensive or humiliating epithet is lost in the mists of time.
Pommy-bashing having a rich and colorful history, the English newspaper editorializes in favor of allowing the Aussie sporting public a certain leeway in the opprobrium department, since "the word pom shorn of any suitably earthy antipodean qualifier is a feeble little thing." #