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Re: Eh?

No it's not the same.

A limey is a good hearted nod to a naval tradition.

A yank is a good hearted nod to a book.

A pom is allegedly a contraction of pomegranate - pronounced to rhyme with immigrant ( I guess your accent has to be right for this)

It's a slur applied to all brown people, regardless of heritage, a way of othering and dehumanising people.

In short, it's racist, don't do it, don't make excuses for it.

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