I suppose a Polish person wouldnt be too offended by a disasterous mispronunciation once they hear the accent and realise you dont speak too much Polish?
But - the criticism I got when I called the word 'Przerwa!' to signal break-time at work from one particular Polish colleague/flatmate of mine (fast becoming the stuff of legend I fear).
- What was wrong with that?
- Przerwa, he repeated back to me.
- That's what I said.
- You said 'Przerwa' and it should be 'Przerwa'!
I get the p at the beginning, I like to think I get the rz right, I even rolled my r properly, so what was wrong?
I spent the next five minutes whilst walking back, taking the p!ss out of everything he said in English.