Originally posted by John Lovick:
Why would you ask if he meant bombast when he said pomposity?
The terms are not mutually exclusive John.
Hell, "Bombastic" is even used as an alternative definition of "pompous".
pompous (pŏm'pəs) pronunciation
1. Characterized by excessive self-esteem or exaggerated dignity; pretentious: pompous officials who enjoy giving orders.
2. Full of high-sounding phrases; bombastic: a pompous proclamation.
I (and others) are certainly no stranger to such things. ;)