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Joined: 23 Oct 2007 / Male ♂
Last Post: 14 Jul 2008
Threads: Total: 7 / In This Archive: 7
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From: Scarborough
Speaks Polish?: A little, but learning more with every shift!
Interests: Piwo, kobiatta, the usual.

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13 Nov 2007
History / Polish Jews - they changed their Jewish surnames to Polish [532]

How could that be possible unless the Nazis were secretly manipulated by Zionists?"

Ah! I see hunfriend. I'd never thought about this aspect before, and now you mention it, yes, it makes perfect sense. The whole 3rd Reich was a Jewish plot. The soldiers in the Wehrmacht, were Jewish, the Bolsheviks, were Jewish and I guess the entire Allied Armies were either Jewish or controlled by Jews.

Excellent, thank you for opening my eyes to what has been hidden by this crypto Zionist revisionist deformation of history.

One thing though?

Those Aliens who kidnapped Elvis... were they Jewish too? F*ck... I bet Elvis was a f*cking Jew now I think about it...
10 Nov 2007
Language / Polish language for Children [13]

Milet Picture Dictionary by Sally Hagin is quite good (and not just for kids!)

You can find it at:

But you can get it cheaper on Amazon or

I photocopied all the pages so phonetic translations could be written under the Polish words...

There's a newish book out too for kids, call Minutka the bilingual dog, not got it yet, but will have it on order soon. Again found on or or Amazon.
9 Nov 2007
Language / Any useful words to tell kids to behave? [19]

My Polish mate has a right little bastard of a 7 year old boy. The kid is very rude and ignorant, and with only a tiny bit of English as he's only been in the UK since July. Although sometimes, if he wants something, he seems to be able to use a bit of English.

I've tried being polite and asking him how school is, in Polish, and I always say hello to him when I go to my mates flat, i bought him a English-Polish children's picture dictionary...for it to be ripped up.

So, now, I'm ignoring the little bastard when I go around to my mate's flat. Which seems to be working better than making an effort.

But being an incredibly rude kid, he'll make a pest of himself. Like kicking over cans of lager, or throwing things at me... or getting everything out of my work bag and throwing them around. (and yeah, I know this is a parenting issue, but it isn't my business to say to my mate how to raise his kids)

So... what phrases or words can i use to tell the little bastard to p*ss off, behave, stop being a brat, don't be so rude. :)

But, in a way that wouldn't be outright swearing... because I don't think you should swear at kids.
7 Nov 2007
UK, Ireland / English people attitude towards Poles? [761]

Not really connected to this post , but i just wanted to say hello to you Postie , good luck with the job hunting...I know that work is not so easy to find in Scarborough...I was born and raised there actually , lived in the gildercliffe area....I am now living on an old farm in Poland , funny old world eh....?

Blimey.... it certainly is a small world. When I first became a postie in Scarborough, my delivery for 18 months included Hawthorn Walk!!!

my family still there some of it Eastfield Estate area .. so small world indeed

Well, you'll know where I am packing frozen pizza then :) I'll give Eastfield a wave for you tomorrow morning as I go by on the McCains bus.
6 Nov 2007
UK, Ireland / Views of Poles in UK on Bulgarians/Romanians coming here? [62]

Hmmm... I don't think the UK Govt would necessarily need to bring in such a law. Reading those links, it seems the EU already has a policy in place where one EU country can expel people if they're deemed to be detrimental to the nation (health/security/economics).

I guess it would be a change in "policy" more than a law. And it reads to me that it can't be done wholesale against a nation (e.g, all Romanians to be expelled) , but on a case by case basis. It'd need an army of immigration officials to implement it and realistically, that's not going to happen knowing the UK Govt.
5 Nov 2007
UK, Ireland / Polish teenager murdered after arriving in UK [117]

Yorkshire isnt the most cosmopolitan place..

I live in "Yorkshire". Now it depends on where you are talking about. North, South or West Yorkshire. If you just mean "Yorkshire" then you're talking about a "county that is the largest in the UK.

I doubt if any of Yorkshire is as diverse as say London, but it can come close, if you're talking about Bradford or Leeds in West Yorkshire. Sheffield in South Yorkshire is pretty cosmopolitan.

North Yorkshire, where I live, is mostly rural. Hundreds of square miles of nowt but moorland with the occasional town. There's nothing to attract immigrants who need to work.. no heavy industry. Ny town, Scarborough is one of the few places you'll find in North Yorkshire with any kind of industry outside of York itself.
5 Nov 2007
UK, Ireland / Views of Poles in UK on Bulgarians/Romanians coming here? [62]

I've heard it said a few times by Poles already here, that there are now too many Poles here. It kind of makes sense, in that the job market is saturated, in some places. But it's now looking like there may be a similar influx of Bulgarians and Romanians into the UK.

From what I've heard from Poles here and what they say about Bulgars and Romanians, which is quite negative, would they be welcomed by our newest immigrant population??? Or seen as competition?

My own view (using Dambuster's Law, where if i ask a question, then i must also provide my view)

I think the Bulgarians and Romanians may come here for a different reason than to look for work... maybe as an easy option. I think there should be a quota system... and this goes against everything i normally believe in.
31 Oct 2007
UK, Ireland / Polish tramp dies in Wolverhampton. [17]

I've just been reading about this on a different site, and thought it may be of some interest here.

A tramp, who lived on a traffic island for 40+ years, died last week. He is believed to have been a Polish man, who came to the UK after WW2.

The thing that intrigued me, is that the town he lived in, Wolverhampton, is looking at maybe renaming the place he lived after him. Or having some kind of memorial. Which I think is a touching tribute.

Here's a bit of comment from the Guardian website:,,2201341,00.html

A tramp who became an internet celebrity after living in the middle of a Wolverhampton ring road for more than 30 years has died.

Josef Stawinoga became a phenomenon when a group set up in his honour on the social networking website Facebook attracted thousands of members.

Police confirmed that the body of an 87-year-old man was found yesterday afternoon in a tent on the city's central reservation.

"The man is believed to have been living in the tent on the central reservation for many years," said a West Midlands police spokesman.

There's also a lot more about "Fred" here:
30 Oct 2007
UK, Ireland / Polish language teacher wanted in brighton, UK! [9]

would think that an agency would be very expensive indeed. Find a friend, there must be loads of poles in Brighton.

I meant...... an agency, that gives work out..... as in where i get my work from, and as in where I meet so many Poles!

30 Oct 2007
UK, Ireland / Honest How many Poles are in the UK Eire ! Tell me the real number [6]

I fancied going somewhere deserted and quiet next summer....

I went to the travel agent....

They suggested Poland.

Erm... seriously.. the figure being bandied around in the UK is that there are 1.5 million Poles here.

BUT.... we have no outgoing figures....

SO! If someone comes here, they're counted. They go home, because they need fags/ funeral/ it's Xmas.... then they aint counted... but they are when they return..

I'd personally love to know the true figure... and yep.. Poles are noticable in the UK, but the figure for the amount here NOW is wrong.
30 Oct 2007
UK, Ireland / What will the Polish give the UK? [58]

Plenty of used Social Security stubs, no doubt!

Ah.... looking at your profile, you speak no Polish. Even though you have an Eastern European sounding user name.

Sorry Michal, are you Anglielsku?

Because I find it mighty confusing. Because, well, the biggest arguments about the Poles in the UK is they're taking all the jobs...

... which leaves your point about SS tabs pretty redundant! Or have I got it wrong?

30 Oct 2007
UK, Ireland / What will the Polish give the UK? [58]

Steel boats are not an invention.

Iron boats are indeed an invention. A British one. While boats have been about for tens of thousand of years, it was the British who invented Steel ships. Made of iron.

It may be a point of contention, or even semantics, but the UK invented boats/ships made of very heavy metal stuff....

Now go and stick that in Lech Walensa's pipe! ;)

(note the wink, eh!)

So.... back on track... what are the Poles going to leave as their imprint on UK society... other than me getting pissed at the weekends on Zywiecs. (sorry for the spelling, I can say it better than spell it)
30 Oct 2007
UK, Ireland / "As the Poles Get Richer, Fewer Seek British Jobs" - article [10]

But, when the basic/minimum wage is 5,75zl ( £1.20)an hour ( correct me on this one guys!), and most jobs with a little skill in GB are paying 6/7/8/9 an hour.

Interesting! It's kind of what I have heard too... but it'd be nice for someone from Poland to confirm this as correct.

(I've heard that people in Poland earn as much in one week here as they would in a month in Poland..)

Maybe this is an entirely different thread.????
30 Oct 2007
UK, Ireland / Where have all the Polish students gone? [6]

I'm an English teacher at a further education college in London. Since Poland joined the EU, I've had masses of wonderful Polish students ... until this year. Not a single Polish student! What's happened? Where are you all?

Courses used to be free and we now have to charge fees (new government rules) but the fees are very reasonable - £95 for a one year course, half a day a week.

As an English teacher, you're probably aware, that jumping in the deep end, is better than someone being told how to jump in the deep end, and how it'd feel to do so.

I'm going to guess, that many of you former Polish students wanted to learn English, not for a love of the language, but because of its economic potential. English is the language not only of business, but many other things. Therefore it made sense, at the time.

Now.. instead of paying to learn English, even at the cheap price of £95 per annum, those Poles are learning English at the "deep end".... idioms, slang, accents, swear words et al...... and getting paid to do so.

If I was in Poland, wishing to learn Polish, the last thing I'd do is sign up for a Polish course. I'd learn "on the job"... or probably, to be truthful "on the piwo" !!! :)
28 Oct 2007
UK, Ireland / Polls for Poles in the UK [178]

Tornado. I'm kind of new here. But I'm a regular poster on forums elsewhere. Your responses seem to me, now, Trolling.

You're looking for an argument, and your selectively quoting as well as being quite derogatory towards people.

Quite sad.

Don't feed the Troll.
28 Oct 2007
UK, Ireland / Polish as Irelands Third Offical language? [123]

Quoting: postie
and not forgetting the penguins in the Falklands...


But they only talk about fish.... boring sods really. :D
28 Oct 2007
UK, Ireland / Polish as Irelands Third Offical language? [123]

3. English - 312-380 million

You sure? Even the higher number of 380 million seems a bit on the low side to me.

60 Million in the UK. Plus Australia, Canada, South Africa, Zimbabwe, USA (close on 300 million alone there!) New Zealand, and not forgetting the penguins in the Falklands... or about a dozen other places that have English as a first language. I'd guess, and it is only a guess, that about 500 million speak English as their first language. Then there's things like Pilots, who use English. Or the Indian Civil Service, where English is used as a "lingua franca".

If it is 500 million, then 1/12 of the world speaks English. And with everyday that passes, more Poles here learn a bit more English.... neat! ;)
28 Oct 2007
UK, Ireland / Polls for Poles in the UK [178]

Quoting: _Sofi_
A related question that actually has better room for equal discussion than the thread's original question. Had this been the question to begin with - it would be an entirely different ball game.

entirely agree with you on that one

Thank you ladies *blush* .....

(that's my entire yearly allowance of sensible posts used up now..)
28 Oct 2007
UK, Ireland / What will the Polish give the UK? [58]

For now it's about £6 bn in revenues.

Sorry, I don't understand this. Where's this £6 billion coming from? Am I going to see any of it? :)
28 Oct 2007
UK, Ireland / Sending a parcel to Poland from UK [30]

Ooooh, this is something I know a bit about! Being an Ex postman.

Posting it should be very easy. As said above, just turn up at the PO and it'll all be done for you.

You can send it by Airmail, if it is 2kg or under. Though you may find that sending it as an International Parcel will be cheaper, though somewhat slower. You could even send it "surface" if it is non-urgent, as this is by far a lot cheaper. (one trick though, to send it surface, that works about 50% of the time, is to pay for the surface rate, but put an Airmail sticker on it. Most posties don't know all the International postal charges, they just throw it in with the rest of the Airmail stuff!)

Another thing to know is to write the words "Small Packet" on the item. This will dramatically reduce the price. If you are sending books or newspapers/magazines etc, write the words "printed paper" on the item for a further reduction.

Normal price for 2kg airmail item to Europe = £18.64
Small Packet @2kg = £10.88
Printed paper @ 2kg = £10.60

Royal Mail's website has a range of options to choose from.
Here's the address for Airmail and Surface mail.

For Parcels, they'd go by ParcelForce (aka ParcelFarce), which is a Royal Mail company, and you can find out about the cost for your parcel at the PO. You might also be able to use RMSP (Royal Mail Standard Parcels) which ISN'T ParcelFarce, though I 'm not 100% sure if the service is International... but it'd be useful to ask.

Hope that has helped.
28 Oct 2007
UK, Ireland / What will the Polish give the UK? [58]

Hmmm, this isn't an entirely serious thread. As I guess we wont know for many years, until the word or thing has become a part of the national psyche, I'm just asking what do people think will end up here.

I personally quite like the swear word Kourvamuch! (sorry about the spelling) It "works" for me... so much so I've found myself using it in preference to F*ck sake! Or sometimes mixing it, without thinking about it so it comes out as F*cking Kourva!

28 Oct 2007
UK, Ireland / What will the Polish give the UK? [58]

I've been wondering, the UK is quite a multi-cultural place, not only from the people who live here, but also the language and food, amongst other things.

No doubt this is a legacy from the days when we had an empire. The British, as a nation adopt things from other nationalities, sometimes changing, or Anglicising them. An example might be a curry, but changed to chicken tikka masala, which is unknown in India, it's a purely British dish (allegedly).

So. Here's the question. With the influx of Poles to the UK, what do you think might be the legacy left here? Words? Food? Anything really.

The Brits are a bit like the Borg.... ;)