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Polish symbolisms


Polskiej_Dumy 18 | 66  
26 Oct 2009 /  #1
In america the eagle is used to show freedom, fox is made to be sneaky and you call a sneaky person a fox.
In Russia a cat is like a thief.
Are these the same in Poland if so what are some more, if not can you give me some
and if you don't know what I mean i'll try to explain it better.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
26 Oct 2009 /  #2
In america the eagle is used to show freedom,

Poland has an proud Eagle also

fox is made to be sneaky and you call a sneaky person a fox.

A Fox is a sexy girl, you have your animals mixed up...Weasel:)

In Russia a cat is like a thief

In America a Russian is like a Rat

and if you don't know what I mean i'll try to explain it better

Oh please do:):)
Mr Grunwald 33 | 2,147  
29 Oct 2009 /  #3
In america the eagle is used to show freedom, fox is made to be sneaky and you call a sneaky person a fox.

"Głodny jak wilk"
Hungry as a wolf

Wolfs are hungry evil animals :P
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
29 Oct 2009 /  #4
You can be strong like a lion (mocny jak lew)
You can be faithful like a dog (wierny jak pies)
You can be stupid like a donkey (glupi jak osiol) hey, no offense. We have a very smart donkey on PF!
You can be sly like a fox (przebiegly jak lis)
You can be smart like an owl (madry jak sowa) ..well, I don't really know why the saying, are owls smart?

That's all I can think of now.
Anybody also has more comparisons or symbols?
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
29 Oct 2009 /  #5
agile like a cat
strong like a bear
cold like a stone
clumsy like an elephant
deaf like a log (of dead wood)
asik 2 | 220  
29 Oct 2009 /  #6
Pracowity jak mrówka/pszczółka - hardworker like an ant/ or bee
Gołąb (a pigeon) symbol of peace
Wolny jak ptak - free like a bird
Zwinny jak wiewiórka - nimble like a squirrel
Powolny jak żółw/ślimak - slow like a tortoise/or snail

Głupi jak baran - stupid/idiot like a ram
Uparty jak osioł - stubborn like a donkey
OP Polskiej_Dumy 18 | 66  
31 Oct 2009 /  #7
THANKS GUYS THAT IS THE KIND OF STUFF I WAS LOOKING FOR! I WAS WORRIED THAT I DIDN'T EXPLAIN IT RIGHT.
Mr Grunwald 33 | 2,147  
2 Nov 2009 /  #8
Gotta come with clear examples ;)
Even tho I did understand it hihi
osiol 55 | 3,922  
2 Nov 2009 /  #9
Zwinny jak wiewiórka - nimble like a squirrel

... and ginger.

THAT IS THE KIND OF STUFF I WAS LOOKING FOR!

It's a good thing you weren't looking for in-depth analysis of heraldic motifs. But if you were, here's a little something of interest to... well, me actually:

Półkozic coat of arms - a Polish coat of arms with a donkey on it.

We have a very smart donkey on PF!

Thanks. I'm more than just a stupid donkey...

Uparty jak osioł - stubborn like a donkey

...
frd 7 | 1,399  
2 Nov 2009 /  #10
a Polish coat of arms with a donkey on it.

It's not a donkey, it's a goat... ( half goat being more precise ) : p
osiol 55 | 3,922  
2 Nov 2009 /  #11
It is a donkey on the shield. The goat is on the crest. The story of its origin distinctly mentions both animals (RIP).
frd 7 | 1,399  
2 Nov 2009 /  #12
Yup, you're right, smart knight threw out skins of killed goats and donkeys so that pagans who were laying siege against the fortress would though that defenders have big supplies of food.. he got this nice coat of arms in return ; )

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