The Aussies are rightly keen to ban racist abuse in their cricket grounds ahead of the Ashes, but new guidelines on language are ambiguous on their favourite term for us Brits.
"Pom" is fine - affectionate even - "whingeing pom" (guaranteed to annoy us) is also allowed. "Pommie bastard" is distinctly borderline. We thought it would be fun to link up with an Australian radio station to get reaction on all this.
It's always a buzz to get radio listeners on different sides of the world talking to each other. It's a reasonably straightfoward thing to do technically, but a bit of planning can make all the difference between a smooth link up and a radio disaster.
Time was not on our side on Wednesday morning, and stress levels were soaring in the studio as we approached the agreed time for linking up. I just hoped for the best (not a great way of editing). Victoria was as chilled as ever and happily chatted to her Aussie counterpart and some of his listeners while I celebrated not falling off air.
It was great to hear a few opinionated Aussies on the radio. They can call us what they like as long as they promise to talk to us again soon.