britt (bribitribbit) wrote in metaquotes,
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From a friends-locked post (with permission) by eslyssa, about the difference between pompoms and pom-poms.

A pompom is a ball of fluffy material, such as feathers or strips of colored paper, that is waved by cheerleaders and sports fans, or used as a decoration.

A Pom-pom is a Vickers-Maxim one-pounder automatic machine cannon using metallic ammunition fed from a lopped belt attached to the gun.

I know Americans are more gun tolerant than Australians, but surely even they draw the lines at highly caffeinated teenage girls waving around automatic weapons to try and get you to support their team?
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