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Zeze 9 | 79  
7 Dec 2007 /  #31
more should do it like you
wildrover 98 | 4,441  
7 Dec 2007 /  #32
not too many tho...or it will get like the UK....i kinda like it being Poland....
OP Polanglik 11 | 303  
7 Dec 2007 /  #33
things what i dont like is that some of us dont seems to see the problems

We do see problems in Poland ...... sometimes it's hard not to ! It's just that some of us concentrate on the positives and don't dwell on the negatives !

It's been said that Poles are very negative in their outlook ..... a bit difficult to be any different when under communist rule - it's was a case of 'learned helplessness'.

But now things are starting to be different, and the Polish people believe they can make a change for the better.

The difference I see is that whereas in Poland I believe things are on the up and will improve, in UK there has been a steady decline and with the present government in power for the next year and a half, things will only get worse !

One seems to forget that not so long ago Poland was under communist rule, and the damage that this has caused will take some time to rectify; the way people think and act is not something that can be changed overnight .....

There is a sense of excitement .... a buzz about Poland ... this is a country which is going through enormous change at the moment, but a change in the right direction.
Buddy 7 | 167  
7 Dec 2007 /  #34
here is a sense of excitement .... a buzz about Poland ... this is a country which is going through enormous change at the moment, but a change in the right direction.

Spot on, RIGHT TIME, RIGHT PLACE.
Puzzler 9 | 1,088  
7 Dec 2007 /  #35
more should do it like you

- But you, pal, should do the opposite - get the hell out to where you came from.
:)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,379  
7 Dec 2007 /  #36
this is a country which is going through enormous change at the moment, but a change in the right direction.

I don't entierly agree with this. In places the change is taking place too quickly and seemingly without thought. I'm thinking of the new buildings that are going up..... office blocks, for example. Fine examples of modern design in totally the wrong place.

It might be business, but I find it sad.
El Gato 4 | 351  
7 Dec 2007 /  #37
The streets are safer, you can walk to work, children are not obese or spoilt and family values are still important

For how long?

Brits moving to live in Poland

Maybe if half the Brits come to Poland and then half the Poles go to Britain, Ponglish might become a universal language?!?!

Think about it.... :]

Fine examples of modern design in totally the wrong place.
It might be business, but I find it sad.

Historical buildings should be the number one priority when it comes to zoning. Would we really want to see sky-scrapers sitting next to castles? Sure it might be nice for a little, but the scenery would be nothing like it is now.

Keep the historical look of Poland, that's what has kept our national identity and pride strong for so long. Improve hospitals, roads, run-down apartments, non-essential buildings can be torn down, but keep the same look.
pola  
7 Dec 2007 /  #38
Exactly - why go to Australia, and be seen as just another whinging POM if you can go to Poland and instantly become an upper class (in ones mind of course) - quick upgrade from bus driver or UB recipient – good old colonial days.
dnz 17 | 710  
9 Dec 2007 /  #39
I like the idea of people speaking ponglish its quite cool!



Anyone on here live in poznan as I'm trying to find a launderette, (sorry about the subject change)
gosiaczek 1 | 85  
9 Dec 2007 /  #40
I like the idea of people speaking ponglish its quite cool!

dnz, this guy is so hilarious, I've seen it before but each time I'm listening to him I just can't help laughing:D

another case of ponglish (which always makes me laugh):


telefonitika  
9 Dec 2007 /  #41
is that what merging english polish sounds like???

2nd video didnt make me laugh ... !
gosiaczek 1 | 85  
9 Dec 2007 /  #42
is that what merging english polish sounds like???

yeah... but I think it's an extreme case:D
thatguy  
9 Dec 2007 /  #43
dnz there is cleanders in M1 shopping mall, but that's not a public place where you put in coins into laundromats and do the laundry by yourself. how is recruiting going in poznan?
gosiaczek 1 | 85  
9 Dec 2007 /  #44
2nd video didnt make me laugh ... !

hmmm, for a pole who studies english language it is funny, believe me:) I linked it to my friends and we had a good laugh. the point is that the guy (who was the polish minister of education at that time) gives a speech, which is of course perfectly prepared, but his pronunciation is awful! maybe it seems hilarious for me also because the man is funny in general:)
telefonitika  
9 Dec 2007 /  #45
for a pole who studies english language it is funny, believe me:)

i see ... well im english learning polish .. but i can imagine the giggles :D
Britguyabroad 4 | 26  
10 Dec 2007 /  #46
Hi,

I can help on this issue. I am originally from the midlands in the UK, and have lived in Bydgoszcz, Poland for approx 18months, with my girlfriend (now wife). Culturally its very different to the Uk. The main advantage is cost, but to an extent its getting more expensive here and the £ is falling vs zloty (important if you earn money in pounds).

I would say, Language is tough, roads/drivers are crap, architecture quite depressing etc. I think if you move to Poland the adjustment would be easier if you moved to a bigger city like Warsaw or Krakow, as there is just more going on, and the language difficulty wouldnt be so prevalent.
OP Polanglik 11 | 303  
10 Dec 2007 /  #47
the point is that the guy (who was the polish minister of education at that time) gives a speech, which is of course perfectly prepared,

Apart from the occasional mistake, everything he said was understandable, and he appeared quite confident reading the text.

his pronunciation is awful!

he made a few mistakes, but I wouldn't go as far as saying it was 'awful'

I don't particularly like the guy Roman Giertych, but I think he did quite a good job reading in English.

I am a native English speaker, but also speak Polish fluently, whilst my wife is a native Polish speaker who speaks English very well.
Neither of us found listening to Mr Giertych's speech funny or comical in the slightest.

Listening to John Prescott or Gordon Brown trying to read in a foreign language .... now that probably would be funny !
gosiaczek 1 | 85  
11 Dec 2007 /  #48
Neither of us found listening to Mr Giertych's speech funny or comical in the slightest.

maybe I'm oversensitive, too much phonetics in the university:)

but I wasn't the only person who thought his way of speaking was pretty amusing..
It doesn't mean I laugh at people who do not speak english well [!!!] I'm not perfect either.
as I said, maybe because the guy doesn't seem very serious to me, many things he does make me laugh
OP Polanglik 11 | 303  
11 Dec 2007 /  #49
the guy doesn't seem very serious to me, many things he does make me laugh

I know what you mean .... I always thinks there are similarities between Roman Giertych and Mr Bean (Jas Fasola) :o))
lef 11 | 477  
11 Dec 2007 /  #50
Neither of us found listening to Mr Giertych's speech funny or comical in the slightest.

yeah, I agree...he done a pretty good job, I wonder how George W. would go learning Polish, that might amuse us all..
OP Polanglik 11 | 303  
12 Dec 2007 /  #51
Language is tough, roads/drivers are crap, architecture quite depressing

Learning Polish is very difficult .... many of my English friends have said this ,

the roads leave a lot to be desired but given time they will improve and there do seem to be a lot of lunatic drivers on Polish roads, especially when it comes to speeding and overtaking !

i've never thought of the architecture as being depressing , however in recent years I have been restricted to visiting Krakow, Wroclaw, Warszawa - haven't been to Bydgoszcz for about 30 years !
Puzzler 9 | 1,088  
12 Dec 2007 /  #52
bla bla bla

- And what Third World craphole did you pop out from? Can you take criticism towards it and your 'race'?
:)
Kilkline 1 | 689  
13 Dec 2007 /  #53
Quoting: rex
bla bla bla

- And what Third World craphole did you pop out from? Can you take criticism towards it and your 'race'?
:)

How can you call other people 'racist scum' in other threads when you chat sh1te like this.
joo who - | 100  
13 Dec 2007 /  #54
Yep! The roads sure are crap here...but give me a crap Polish road ANY day over the A470 to Cardiff (or back again!)...and at least the over taking here is exactly that...OVER taking, not undertaking, cutting up, road raging, horn blaring, weaving in/out lights flashing, middle finger, up yours....we all seem to have forgotten the M25!!

The foods GREAT!! I can get BACON in the local Sklep, eggs are cheap, tomatoes cheaper, bread, butter, even a sausage that isnt a kiabalsa (forgive spelling??), but tastes like a real sausage...that's sorted the full English all day breakfast? I've even found real live TETLEY tea!! ......anyone located a mature cheddar anywhere yet???

I miss the good driving roads of devon and cornwall

You didn't sit behind as many tractors as I did then? Or slide around in the same cow-sh*t, or reverse 586 times back down that very pretty lane that was insisting on your direction, because someone else was insisting on another direction? And you've forgotten the "chicken lanes" on the N devon link road? The flocks of sheep marching along the B roads? I miss my family in Devon too....but the roads?? Ok, they didn't have giant ruts in them that grabbed your tyres like tram lines, but they weren't that fantastic surely? Pretty, yes! Roads are crap everywhere (try driving in Africa!), but at least there's no road tax here...and not as much stealth tax...did I say stealth tax? Sorry, I meant speed cameras!! 3 points left on MY license! Ha!

Driving everywhere is dangerous...5 of my friends have died on Devon roads! There are accidents every day on the A470 and M4 around Cardiff..causing huge tailbacks every rush hour...2 hours to drive under 20 miles??? I think I can cope with one or two "boy racers" in Poland! Even if it does irritate me , I have not been here long enough to have forgotten my reasons for leaving the UK...my fine collection of speeding tickets was only one of these reasons...add crap weather (or should that be wheater?), council tax, indifferent policing, "hoody" gangs, benefit cheats, lack of morals, cultural soup, don't offend the moslems (even if they want us dead!), don't reprimand the kids (even if they try to kill us!), and, whatever else you do, don't say you don't like the black jelly babies (racial abuse court case will follow) or sing a carol that mentions Jesus at Christmas! Xmas, sorry! Or is that Winter solstice now?

I am never going back!! I may find that Poland isn't all I have hoped for??? But until it is full of the British I have left behind, it can only be better than (great?) Britain!
Buddy 7 | 167  
13 Dec 2007 /  #55
guys that walk like they are constantly carrying a television set

just read that now.....hahahahahahahahahah VERY DROLE...LOL

!! I can get BACON in the local Sklep, eggs are cheap, tomatoes cheaper, bread, butter, even a sausage that isnt a kiabalsa (forgive spelling??), but tastes like a real sausage...that's sorted the full English all day breakfast? I've even found real live TETLEY tea!! ......anyone located a mature cheddar anywhere yet???

Can't buy class can you...... lol
joo who - | 100  
15 Dec 2007 /  #56
Can't buy class can you...... lol

No, Honey...I'm not for sale!! Laugh even louder !
Buddy 7 | 167  
15 Dec 2007 /  #57
Ok and what about for rent?
joo who - | 100  
15 Dec 2007 /  #58
Ok! £10, no kinky stuff? That'll buy me a one-way with Ryanair...could be eating my bacon butty in a posh UK restaurant after all! ;0))
Buddy 7 | 167  
16 Dec 2007 /  #59
£10 thats 48zl you are damned expensive....... No kinky stuff and with the average male, thats like only 10minutes max, most 3 or 4 mins. Thats like £60 an hour or almost 300zl.... wow.... good money if you can get it... and to earn that you would have to get it... so I suppose its a win, win...
hairball 20 | 313  
16 Dec 2007 /  #60
Not everything that the newspapers have quoted me as saying are 100% true. I am enjoying my life in the mountains, and i do think I will stay. But let me just set the record straight on a few points. The bus company did not (and I never said that it did) "snap me up without an interview". It took me three and a half months and 1400zł to cut my way through the 'red tape'. The other point I need to clear up is that I didn't come out here to be a bus driver. I came out here to be with Kamila and I took the job as a bus driver because we need to eat!!

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