The Polish have little pride in their language
Here we go another sweeping generalisation by a so-called expert on Polish matters! Many of these words were introduced, as there were no suitable alternatives to them at the fall of Communism. Furthermore, after living here for more than seven years now, many of the Polish people that I meet are extremely proud of their language heritage.
I had another classic yesterday…
On a Monday I have a very important Business English lesson with a group Directors from a local Company here in Pulawy, and as a warm-up to the lesson we usually discuss Business issues that have come up in the Company or we talk about what we did at the weekend, we decided on the latter.
So, I asked this guy what he had been doing all weekend, (he is one of the weaker members of the group), and he replied, “I have been helping my brother all weekend with his erection”.
The group suddenly burst into laughter and after 5 minutes of tears and belly ache, we finally found out that he had been helping his brother in the construction of his house. I don’t think the poor guy will ever live it down now, because as I was leaving they were jokingly thinking of making a board directive on homosexuals working in the Company.