he made a comment that he probably bowls a lot
Funy, I am a Pole and I never bowled, and I don't think I know a single Pole who ever bowled. The game looks boring to me, as opposed to bridge for instance ;)
I also wonder where some stereotypes come from. When I worked in Buffalo peopole would tell me that you can tell a Polish household by pink flamingos in their front yards. The first pink flamingo (and a plastic one at that) I saw was in Buffalo, NY and it was on a front yard of an American-Norwegian.
Oh, btw, since there are some Norwegians on the forum - do all Norwegians install pink, plastic flamingos on their front yards? ;)