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JOKES ABOUT POLISH. Have we deserve it?

Rubin 3 | 11  
8 Mar 2007 /  #1
JOKES ABOUT POLISH. Have we deserve it?
krysia 23 | 3,058  
8 Mar 2007 /  #2
Yeah. What does "ski" stand for?
OP Rubin 3 | 11  
8 Mar 2007 /  #3
Smart, Knowledgable and Intelligent
krysia 23 | 3,058  
8 Mar 2007 /  #4
Yes. That's right.
hyypia 3 | 41  
8 Mar 2007 /  #5
what about "MBA" then? :)
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
8 Mar 2007 /  #6
MBA = Mgr (earned degree)

On a lighter note: Married But Available :)
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
9 Mar 2007 /  #7
On a lighter note: Married But Available

thats great.. How about Phd................................Perfect hard d**k
daffy 23 | 1,508  
9 Mar 2007 /  #8
[JOKES ABOUT POLISH. Have we deserve it?]

erm, no - one deserve's it - but i hope its taken on the lighter note.

you can't make fun of those that take the fun of themselves!

like all the irish jokes :) mostly its US telling them XD
OP Rubin 3 | 11  
9 Mar 2007 /  #9
mostly its US telling them XD

could you explain what it means ?
daffy 23 | 1,508  
9 Mar 2007 /  #10
mostly it is the irish telling irish derogatory jokes.

that we laugh at ourselves, we take the piss out of our stereotype.
OP Rubin 3 | 11  
9 Mar 2007 /  #11
Yes. That's right.

depends on what kind of joke of course.
some are really funny, some stupid or showing total lack of knowledge.
I think that I have some distance to it and I do not feel insulted easly.

But what about those sarcastic and rude ones?
I do not want discuss how to respond to it. This is sad but Poles do not have best reputation in some coutries egz Germany (I asked about honest answer my four german friends). Of course an inteligent person knows that people are different so we should not generalize. But people tend to generalize. Effect? Honest ,quiet people pay for unaccetable behaviour of their countrymen.

I do not speak really about UK. We will see in a couple of years.I mentioned Germany ,what about USA?What reputation Poles have in there?
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
9 Mar 2007 /  #12
I personally do not come across any people who would tell polish jokes, but maybe because I work in a corporate environment where diversity is constantly promoted. Not to mention an affirmation of Code of Conduct on yearly bases. As a result, it makes a comfortable place to work for all people with various backgrounds.

I heard more jokes in the 80-s, including the radio and TV, mostly comedians. I don't remember if I read it somewhere, but the Polish Congress in The US complained and it stopped, because I don't seem to hear any polish jokes in the media and I often watch comedy channels... :)

I'm sure the jokes still exist at parties, between friends (or enemies) or within some groups who believe that any foreigner is a threat to their job...

In general, polish people are regarded as good, solid, hard working people. (Unfortunately, mostly for housekeeping and child/elderly care)
Just to comment on the situation in Germany. Well, we were never "good neighbors" and an average German would have their opinion the same as his parents or grandparents had. Too bad polish people are not helping themselves and some can behave badly.

I am good and long time friends with two German sisters. They are wonderful, good hearted women and we really like and respect each other. They feel bad and are ashamed of the past, because not all German people were Nazi killers. Just like Polish people, many were also helping Jews.

My cousin's husband (they live in Warsaw) works for a German Company (designing inside of corporate plains). He mostly works at home and flies to Germany couple of times a month. His German boss absolutely loves him and respects him. He could replace him with a German engineer anytime if he wanted to...He pays him handsomely as well.

My advise: if you hear a joke and you don't like it - nip in the bud. Mean joke tellers are mostly cowards anyway.
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
9 Mar 2007 /  #13
what about USA?What reputation Poles have in there?

well, I have heard numbers of Polish jokes, but I dont pay attention anymore
or really havent heard one in a long time, yes some are funny, it does depend on
who's telling it and how they come across.

if its all in good fun, say in a conversation, like my uncle, who was polish, took no
offense to polish jokes and told them to my dad who was also polish, both would
laugh it off as if it was no big deal, but if its a stranger, someone whos trying to
be the life of a party and constantly telling same jokes over all night, yes, then
irritating comes to mind. if it keeps up, its time to show him the door and let it hit
him on the backside while he leaves. or if it is meant to make another feel bad, like
constantly pointing at the friend who is polish and calling him names and or her
and making embarassing comments jokingly or insulting jokingly, yes that is also
reason to get upset. maybe the word I am looking for is the tone of the joke?

every nationality has jokes about their own or someone else, so it isnt just about
polish, no, it isnt right for anyone to get carried away and keep making jokes,
but carry yourself high, and dont let them bother you, you know your not stupid
polish know they are not stupid, look at all they have done! so why would anyone
even believe this? people do things like that to make themselfs feel bigger, but
its these kinds of people who stand out in the wrong way and make themselfs
look really stupid. Trust me, rather then get angry, just have pity for them cause
later in life, they find themselfs really lonely and not a crowd attraction anymore.:)
krysia 23 | 3,058  
9 Mar 2007 /  #14
In certain areas in the US where there are a lot of Poles, they tell Polish jokes. You go to an area with Mexicans, Irish or Germans, they take the same joke and replace it with them.

It's just depends where you are.
Lee_England 4 | 51  
10 Mar 2007 /  #15
In England we have the "englishman, irishman and scottishman" jokes, most of our jokes are usually about the irish, the scottish or the welsh. Although if its an irishman telling the jokes he'll usually tell an irish joke about the english.

Theres hundreds of jokes about the english, about chavs about all sorts of people from different classes and backgrounds.

Just laugh if off, it's a bit of fun, in England people like to take the mickey out of each other, Jokes and taking the piss are an important part of british life. british humour and can seem offensive to foreigners but its really not meant in a bad way.
daffy 23 | 1,508  
10 Mar 2007 /  #16
Just laugh if off, it's a bit of fun


eurola, your post was interesting, i work in a mnc envoirnment (US company) alongside any nationality i can think of. we all make fun of each other! the french for arrogance, the italians for waving there hands and mama mia's and the irish for drinking and beating our wivess :) not all the time of course but it is a very comfortable place to work and its is a point of bonding between us all - just tpointing the other side.

i personally havent heard a SINGLE polish joke EVER 8o

i hear indian jokes, austrailian jokes, US, UK WEU jokes alright.

what is a funny polish joke anyone?
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
10 Mar 2007 /  #17
I don't like any stupid or demeaning jokes about anybody, but I think this one is just cute:

A Polak saw a priest walking down the street. Noticing his
collar, he stopped him and said, "Excuse me, but why are you wearing your
shirt backwards?"
The priest laughed, "Because, my son, I am a Father!"
The Polak scratched his head. "But I am a father too, and I
don't wear my shirt backwards!"
Again the priest laughed. "But I am a Father of thousands!"
To which the Polak replied, "Well then you should wear your shorts

I used waitress for a living when I was going to college and worked at Sicilian restaurant. (occasionally, there were some men in suits dining there and the owners were tip toeing around). Hmm...

The crew was of mixed heritage: Italian, Polish, Irish, Mexican. Yes, we did call each other "names" at times, but all for a good laugh mostly. The place was really fun to work for.

It is no longer the case in my current politically correct environment... :)
ArturSzastak 3 | 593  
10 Mar 2007 /  #18
Italian, Polish, Irish, Mexican. Yes, we did call each other "names" at times

Dego, Polak, Mick, and Wetback???


Actually Beaner is a better one.
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
10 Mar 2007 /  #19
Dego, Polak, Mick, and Wetback???

Wop, Polak, Mick and Spic

hello 22 | 891  
10 Mar 2007 /  #20
From my observations, jokes about Poles and Poland are less and less popular (since it appears most Poles are smarter than those who crack such jokes :); I think they will naturally die within a decade or so.
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
10 Mar 2007 /  #21
Yeah, I think they will be just a legend a decade from now...
ArturSzastak 3 | 593  
10 Mar 2007 /  #22
Definitely. We have 3 Polish people at my highschool (me included) and we are all in the top 5 in our class.
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
10 Mar 2007 /  #23
That's wonderful. Keep it going guys!

I also hear that when kids from Poland start their education here they are much more advanced than the kids here. They struggle for a while with English of course, but ones they are into the classes they realize that they studied it in Poland already. One of my friend's son was a C student in Poland, needed tutoring in math, but when they moved here...he was bored in the classroom and was getting A's.
ArturSzastak 3 | 593  
10 Mar 2007 /  #24
Yup. I started in integrated reading courses but now I am in Honors and all those classes. I could have done Collegiate Opportunity classes but I chose to stay with my friends instead. :)
krysia 23 | 3,058  
10 Mar 2007 /  #25
When I went to high school in the US, the courses they offered, I already had those in grade school in Poland. Except for American History and American literature.
ArturSzastak 3 | 593  
10 Mar 2007 /  #26
Yeah, they have 17 of the top 20 colleges in teh world, but their primary and secondary educations are horrible compared to European standards.

I'm not complaining though, I have it nice here.
krysia 23 | 3,058  
10 Mar 2007 /  #27
oh-oh. This is a Polish jokes post.
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
10 Mar 2007 /  #28
The above posts simply prove the the jokes are no longer valid! :)
18 May 2007 /  #29
Where did Polish jokes and somewhat negative views originate?

My family came over from Poland on my mother and father's side. I'm very proud of my heritage and I'm also a huge history buff. I was wondering if anyone can explain why and where did Polish jokes originate? What in our history has made a good polish joke so common? I can't come up w/ anything and I'd just like to know where it all comes from. I have a great sense of humor w/ it all, but I also know many Polish people who are extremely intelligent and successful. Where did it all come from?
polishmancan 8 | 21  
16 Jun 2007 /  #30
Where did Polish jokes and somewhat negative views originate?

What I have always heard (and concluded) from the potato famine jokes (Irish) to movies like Gangs of New York, is the reason there are Polish, Italian, and Irish jokes (to be specific) is way back in that era U.S. saw these immigrants as foreigners with a wierd religion (catholocism) that they did not accept (the U.S. was a very Protestant nation) and to further things, they did not see Poles, Irish, or Italians as truly white Europeans.

I think a lot of this was based off of fear of not truly knowing the cultures of these countries. Now that these people have proven they can adapt they are accepted and the migrants who have taken their places as underlings in U.S. society is Latinos. I for one would much rather see Eastern European immigratation to the U.S. as a "problem" then the crap they have now. If only we'd have known but hindsight is 20/20.

We can thank Pres. Lyndon Johnson and his Immigration Act of 1965 which loosened the immigration standards and opened up the still lax borders for the multicultural mess we have today.

Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 of_1965

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