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Vincent Moderator  
7 Dec 2009
Travel / Travel for learning about living in Poland, Suggestions? [19]

So what about Gdansk?, anything i should know about the place?, good, bad? I'm researching as well but any experience/advice is welcome!...

You will find lots of information when you search for: Gdansk here.
Vincent Moderator  
21 Nov 2009
UK, Ireland / English tossers give Brits a bad name in Poland [139]

this type of boorish behaviour abroad is more prevalent in the English culture

To me, English louts are the same as Scottish, Welsh, Irish or any other Country abroad louts.
I don't think a couple of thugs throwing pigeons around should condemn a whole nation. How many peaceful citizens go abroad, enjoy their holiday and don't cause any trouble? This is not reported because it's not news, but I would not mind betting that it is a high percentage.
Vincent Moderator  
21 Nov 2009
UK, Ireland / English tossers give Brits a bad name in Poland [139]

Based on the fact that the English have a worse reputation abroad, based on their behaviour, than say, the Scots or the Welsh.

Maybe it's because England's population out numbers the other home countries by 10 to 1 thus more English travel abroad and more trouble reported. There are good and bad in every country.
Vincent Moderator  
30 Oct 2009
News / Poland is the most friendly neighbor of Ukraine and Russia - Ukrainian poll ... [132]

would you kindly release your views on homeopathy???

What does homeopathy have to do with the discussion?

please reveal your views on homeopathy - be that kind to me and our readers :)

Please keep" homeopathy" out of the discussion, it does not belong in this thread. Thank you.
Vincent Moderator  
21 Oct 2009
Language / Accent marks in Polish language [22]

I asked this question myself a couple of years ago, and some answers are here Two years later and I still hear some words pronounced with the "ę" sound. I have come to the conclusion that some words need to be like this, to hear the difference in sound between similar verbs like chcę (I want) and chce ( he/she/it wants). Maybe a native Polish member will clear this up for us:)
Vincent Moderator  
4 Oct 2009
Language / Why są, why not jest?? [32]

It was the other way around

Many thanks for correction and interesting links.
Vincent Moderator  
4 Oct 2009
Language / Why są, why not jest?? [32]

it's just one another city name ;)

Wasn't Katowice a German town called Kattowitz many years ago? Maybe the meaning is something German?
Vincent Moderator  
21 Sep 2009
Language / Polish dictionary that included English pronunciation [11]

You could try this one

Hippocrene Standard Dictionary: Polish-English English-Polish : With Complete Phonetics Menu Terms Business Terms (Paperback)

amazon.com/Hippocrene-Standard-Dictionary-Polish-English-English-Polish/dp/0781802822/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1253485290&sr=8-2
Vincent Moderator  
19 Sep 2009
News / WHY DOES POLAND, EU PERMIT FLOOD OF CHINA JUNK? [40]

Dewalt for me, thanks.

Dewalt make good quality drills but are 3 times more expensive as others in the UK. Still it is the first choice of professional tradesmen in the construction industry. At the end of the day you only get what you pay for. Other good quality tools here are spirit levels from Germany, and trowels from USA. Again the most expensive, but the first choice for the trades. As they say "buy cheap and you buy twice".

It would be interesting to know which quality tools are popular in Poland as opposed to cheap imports from China etc.
Vincent Moderator  
26 Aug 2009
Love / How to gain the attention of a Polish man? [71]

I do not understanhd the the 'pshi' sound?

Try using this site to listen to Jestes Bardzo przystojny. You will have to choose Ewa then delete what is already in the text box, then type in your words.
Vincent Moderator  
18 Aug 2009
Life / Internet Problems in Poland, need help connecting. [26]

My first thoughts are that you will need a router to share the same internet connection on two or more pc's. With my cable modem provider, each network card in a pc needs to be registered with them to work separately. Having a router connected would help your problem, as it basically, sees all network cards as one.
Vincent Moderator  
18 Aug 2009
Life / Internet Problems in Poland, need help connecting. [26]

network but for local access only.

When you open your, "Open Network Connections. " Does it say "Local Area Connection"?
Do you have problems opening websites?
Vincent Moderator  
14 Aug 2009
Feedback / Can someone tell me why my threads are disappearing from the forum?? Aniol X [10]

i can only see my 'threads' under profile, not individual posts. Have i posted it in the wrong topic?

If starting a new thread topic asking for a translation, it pays to add a few words from the translation into the title. It would also help if you have already started a similar thread to post your new request in there ;)
Vincent Moderator  
4 Aug 2009
UK, Ireland / What do Polish people in Ireland think of Irish food? [90]

By the way, I didn't find the authentic Irish Stew Recipe.

The Irish stew that I have seen (in the North of Ireland) has only 4 ingredients + water, potatoes, onions, carrots and meat (stewing steak or lamb). I dare say some people may now add extra ingredients like swede but I have always seen it with the former.

This is simmered for about 40 minutes until most of the water has evaporated and the stew is so thick that you could serve it on a plate rather than a bowl. :)

Like the Polish bigos it gets better when you reheat it next day.
Vincent Moderator  
21 Jul 2009
UK, Ireland / What do Polish people in Ireland think of Irish food? [90]

Are you an Ulster protestant?

I never talk about religion because it is unimportant to me what a persons religious beliefs
are. Now are you going to keep on topic or shall I close this thread?
Vincent Moderator  
21 Jul 2009
UK, Ireland / What do Polish people in Ireland think of Irish food? [90]

You have never seen white or black pudding on a breakfast plate? You must be a squatter on Irish land. ;)

I have lived there for 16 years and have not seen it in an Ulster fry.

Did you enjoy your march on the 12th?

I believe not every one marches on the 12th. I thought this thread was about food:)
Vincent Moderator  
21 Jul 2009
UK, Ireland / What do Polish people in Ireland think of Irish food? [90]

good to know:) What's in it please.

The two ingredients that makes it different from an English breakfast is the soda bread and the potato bread. Irish bacon and sausages, seem to taste better as well. In the picture there appears to be some black pudding, but I can honestly say that I have never seen it in an Ulster fry. Just as well as I can't stand the stuff;)

Another ingredient that I have seen is "vegetable roll". Its a bit like a half size hamburger made with sausage meat and has some kind of green herb in it. Some cafes would add a fried pancake as well.

It's no wonder that it is known affectionately as" heart attack on a plate" ;)
Vincent Moderator  
21 Jul 2009
UK, Ireland / What do Polish people in Ireland think of Irish food? [90]

and of course, the ultimate hangover cure

Not quite ;) The legendary "Ulster fry" holds that crown. Simply the best fry-up in the world;) Known as "heart-attack on a plate" it is definitely worth taking a gamble on it now and again;)