Your name always gets slaughtered on the first day of school
How true is that :) I remember being asked at my first school how can I remember to spell my name (5 year olds) and I was utterly indignant and said the same way you can !!! It feels quite good after all these years to hear that other peole had similar experiences. That's one of the many reasons I love this Forum :)
when you can spot Polish people like Asians can spot each other
Again, it's great to hear someone else say that. I can tell a Polish person straight away. Next an Eastern European (other countries than Poland) too.
when polish comes out voluntarily while speaking any other language to someone who do not know polish :D
I don't have that problem anymore :( I did until I started work. I used to think in Polish, then convert it to English until I left school. But once I started thinking in English and converting to Polish, I started slowly to lose some of the Polish vocabulary. Sometimes when I was little, I'd be playing with friends and polish words would creep in.......was funny now when I look back.
You know you are Polish when someone mentions pierogi and your mouth starts to water <g>
Next an Eastern European (other countries than Poland) too.
I could tell the lady who was serving me coffee recently was Eastern European but couldn't quite place her accent (I knew it wasn't Polish) so I asked. She was Czechoslovakian. (sp) we had a nice chat and she spoke to me in Polish , was good. There's an affinity isn't there ?
ou're very good at spotting Russians ;)
My parents had two good Russian friends. Their accent is very easy to identify when they speak. It's quite a bit harsher than some of the other Eastern European countries I think (not sure what others think of that, would be interesting to hear their views).