Crossword Horror!

It used to be that The Times was our nation's most prestigious newspaper and The Time's Crossword was the kind of stuff our nation's best brains sought out.

But how times have changed.

Last Thursday's Crossword No: 5671

11 Across: British person (in Australia)?

Answer: Limey.

It seems that The Times has taken exception to the fact the Aussies call us Poms. The Yanks call us Limeys but not the Aussies.

Still, what's in a name. the Japanese call British people in Japan Gaigins which, I suppose, is another word for 'white trash'. Not that it bothers British people living in Japan - they love the place too much.

---January 15,2012---

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