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When in Poland, should I be British or Scottish?


LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
11 Sep 2008 /  #1
I spend a lot of time in Poland these days.... and back in London, I've started to make friends with some brilliant Polish guys and girls.

So, the question is - do I emphasise the fact that I am Scottish, or British? I sometimes find that the French for instance are more sympathetic to fellow celts. Does it matter much to the Poles?

By the way, it's not like I walk around with my nationality on my sleeve, however if asked, I usually say that I am British, though I do pick people up when they describe me as English.
McCoy 27 | 1,275  
11 Sep 2008 /  #2
brits are sexual pervs, scots are brave freedom fighters. the choice is yours ;)
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
11 Sep 2008 /  #3
Aye. You're from Hamilton, you ARE a Scottish. Understood ? :)
OP LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
11 Sep 2008 /  #4
You're from Hamilton,

Holy Moly.... how did you know that??

I guess though, to complicate matters, it's not obvious from the first impression that I come from Scotland. Sure, I look 10 out of 10 celtic, however I have a fairly English accent.
dcchris 8 | 432  
11 Sep 2008 /  #5
i am not polish but live here. I think that poles would find more in common with the scots than the british in general and specifically the english. poland has a similar history in some ways to scotland
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
11 Sep 2008 /  #6
Holy Moly.... how did you know that??

Spirits fren... They be everywhere... Sometimes talk...

Whisky, what else ?
polishgirltx  
11 Sep 2008 /  #7
somebody told me that it's good to be a Scot... :)
OP LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
11 Sep 2008 /  #8
Spirits

Very tempting... I've got a bottle of Ardbeg in the cabinet :P
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
11 Sep 2008 /  #9
I've still got a bottle of Whyte & Mackay. Need to begin to emptying at last. Perhaps I'll gain some more ancient Celtic wisdom :)
gdj67 15 | 154  
11 Sep 2008 /  #10
Trust me................wear a kilt and everyone will love you!

Oops, just realised it was you LondonChick, I guess a tartan skirt would hve the same effect!
noimmigration  
11 Sep 2008 /  #11
however I have a fairly English accent.

if you were raised in england then you are english not scottish. How can a scot have an english accent ?
OP LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
11 Sep 2008 /  #12
if you were raised in england then you are english not scottish.

What a load of bull, No-Immi!!

How can a scot have an english accent ?

It happens, right.
gdj67 15 | 154  
11 Sep 2008 /  #13
Jeeees, I've been away for 6 months and this prat is still here?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Sep 2008 /  #14
Scottish for sure.
OP LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
11 Sep 2008 /  #15
So you reckon that Scots are viewed more favourably than English / Brits?
Dekameron 1 | 146  
11 Sep 2008 /  #16
Does it matter much to the Poles?

We murder british people, rape their women and take their cars, we make scottish our presidents and kings.

Be Scottish mate.
noimmigration  
11 Sep 2008 /  #17
Yeah real scots that speak with a scottish accent. Not plastic ones with english accents who think they are scottish because of their mummy and daddy
OP LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
11 Sep 2008 /  #18
scottish

The correct term is Scots accent.

Not plastic ones with english accents who think they are scottish because of their mummy and daddy

But I lived in Scotland until my early teens, you numpty.

My genetics / heritage / nationality didn't change as soon as I hit Carlise :D
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Sep 2008 /  #19
To me there is no question that the Poles prefer Scots as people but they prefer the English football team.
Dekameron 1 | 146  
11 Sep 2008 /  #20
My genetics / heritage / nationality didn't change as soon as I hit Carlise :D

Unless you wear a kilt, mangy long hair, wield a claymore and scream "FREEDOOOOM" at people passing by you sir are no scott.

We polish know best who's scottish and who's not and blast the genetics.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
11 Sep 2008 /  #21
LC - just be yourself. You don't need to emphasise anything. Your Polish friends will like you because of who you are and not your nationality. They may be interested in your Scottish roots through conversation but they won't turn their back on you if they think you're "British" or "English". Equally, just because a person is Scottish it doesn't mean they'll get on with Polish people. Be yourself. :)

noimmigration - stop posting rubbish.
gdj67 15 | 154  
11 Sep 2008 /  #22
Unless you wear a kilt, mangy long hair, wield a claymore and scream "FREEDOOOOM"

............interesting point of view, but not one that most Poles subscribe too. Most went to school, I guess your parents kept you locked in a cupboard until you were old enough to make a few zloty in coffe heaven!
OP LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
11 Sep 2008 /  #23
they'll get on with Polish people. Be yourself. :)

Awww... virtual hug :))
gdj67 15 | 154  
11 Sep 2008 /  #24
Wise words again from PD...........but please why do we have to put up with this No Immy shite?
Kilkline 1 | 689  
12 Sep 2008 /  #25
Unless you wear a kilt, mangy long hair, wield a claymore and scream "FREEDOOOOM" at people passing by you sir are no scott.

The look for your average woollyback has now changed to tracky bottoms, gelled hair, wielding a bottle of Buckfast and shouting 'No Surrender!

tbh though foreigners will always say they like Scots more than English/British as the Scots have successfully managed to make sure that anything negative they did in the name of Empire they did as Brits and anything successful they did as Scots. Scots played a massive, some would say disproportionate, part in the British empire when it existed. Mel Gibson wont be making any movies about that though.
JaeTheProducer 3 | 33  
12 Sep 2008 /  #26
scots are brave freedom fighters.

Aaaah Ya Wee Bastard. Someone's been watching too many Fantasy films AKA Braveheart.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
12 Sep 2008 /  #27
however I have a fairly English accent

Shame on you, call yourself a Scot! ;-) Just start practicing "Ockiaaa Tha Noo" and you'll be just fine.. :)

Personally I don't get this whole British thing, I consider myself English and I consider Scottish people to be Scots - so if you're a Scot, tell them that you're a Scot..but I agree with PD too :)
Stefek - | 9  
15 Sep 2008 /  #28
What about the Welsh?
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
15 Sep 2008 /  #30
What about the Welsh?

Nobody likes the Welsh....!

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