Pompey, nickname for Portsmouth

Alison Murie sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Sat Dec 9 03:55:44 UTC 2006

"Paws off, Pompey." A phrase in very common use, to repress impatient or
impertinent curiosity.
Stephen Goranson
Dogs, especially biggish, gallumphing ones, are frequesntly named Pompey.
Dunno why.  Just seems to fit.

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