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"Poles love to bowl" - another Polish stereotype? (& other sports)

FISZ 24 | 2,116  
25 Jun 2007 /  #31
Bwoo...I thought you all played snooker or sth. All the same color balls? What fun is that? Do you also play Billiards with the solid and striped balls?

BTW. The Big Lebowski is a great movie :)
sledz 23 | 2,250  
25 Jun 2007 /  #32
Its Billards the game with the solid color balls, and the solid and strip balls

we call pool... straight in or last pocket?
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
25 Jun 2007 /  #33
I meant straight pool :) keeping points and calling each shot. I guess all can be considered billiards
sledz 23 | 2,250  
25 Jun 2007 /  #34
we usually dont keep points at the bar but NO SLOP shots,

8 ball straight in call each shot, some guys play 9 ball here

Last pocket sucks
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
25 Jun 2007 /  #35
we usually dont keep points at the bar

lol in the bar, you have small tables too..... Easy to clean after 3-4 beers :) Straight pool is mainly in pool halls. I perfer the smaller tables, makes me look better :)
sledz 23 | 2,250  
25 Jun 2007 /  #36
I`ve been to a couple pool halls those tables are huge
beckski 12 | 1,617  
29 Jun 2007 /  #37
it's a stereotype that Poles love to bowl

I don't even know how to bowl!
shopgirl 6 | 928  
29 Jun 2007 /  #38
Nothing to it.
Just don't try to get a ball that's to heavy, unless you want to lose the feeling in your arm.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
29 Jun 2007 /  #39
Whats wrong with bowling?

its fun..dont care for shoes though, corodvan and blue
adelina - | 13  
28 Dec 2007 /  #40
my family in Poland is obsessed with bowling
plk123 8 | 4,142  
28 Dec 2007 /  #41
he made a comment that he probably bowls a lot.

he watched the big lebowski one too many times, i am guessing. lol
Softsong 5 | 494  
29 Dec 2007 /  #42
Funny, I just heard that too, for the first time in my life, that Polish people love to bowl.
I grew up in NYC, but moved to the south where bowling has only recently caught on. When in NYC, I never heard such a thing. Nor all the time I have lived down south. Until....

I have begun to date a man from near the Buffalo, NY area (he moved down here recently) and he matter-of-fact stated that most of the bowlers there were Polish. He managed the ally, so in that area maybe it is true?
z_darius 14 | 3,965  
29 Dec 2007 /  #43
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? ;)
22 Apr 2009 /  #44
"Poles love to bowl". LOL.
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