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What Do Poles think of Finns?


morninglory 1 | -  
24 Oct 2009 /  #1
Just a question, as quite a few of my friends are finns.
What do Male Finns think of Polish Women?
Female Finns on Polish Men?
and vice versa.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
24 Oct 2009 /  #2
My wife is very keen on the way they look :( :) Yes, it works both ways. I am glad that she took an interest in them as I like Scandinavians but I had to keep an eye on her ;0 ;)

I've never heard a Pole say a bad thing about a Finn.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
24 Oct 2009 /  #3
I like Scandinavians

Finns are not Scandinavian :p
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
24 Oct 2009 /  #4
Oops, I often make that mistake. There are only 4 Scandinavian countries, right? Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Ah well, Finns are hospitable people and have interesting laws.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
24 Oct 2009 /  #5
There are only 4 Scandinavian countries, right?

3 Denmark, Norway and Sweden :p
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
24 Oct 2009 /  #6
It depends according to who, Seanny. Some say Scandinavia is composed of 5 countries, inc Finland and Iceland. It's not really an accepted mistake that Finland isn't part of Scandinavia. There is much scope for debate.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
24 Oct 2009 /  #7
It depends according to who, Seanny. Some say Scandinavia is composed of 5 countries, inc Finland and Iceland.

Only if you ask the Finns or Bjork or Finnofied Scandinavians.

It's not really an accepted mistake that Finland isn't part of Scandinavia.

That's exactly what the Finns want you to think ;p

There is much scope for debate.

Rubbish, they speak some weird language and should be treated as weirdos or Hungarians, depending on how deeply you feel about the whole issue :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
24 Oct 2009 /  #8
Not at all, Seanny. There are many authorities that include Finland as part of Scandinavia. Go and check wikipedia. There's more than you may think.

Look, some see Finland as part of Western Europe. That has also been documented. It's further east than Poland.

What is the deciding factor then, Seanny? I don't think it's language, sorry. Look at Britain, for example. The Welsh and the Scots have Gaelic but England doesn't. We are still part of the same group though.
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254  
24 Oct 2009 /  #9
It depends according to who, Seanny. Some say Scandinavia is composed of 5 countries, inc Finland and Iceland. It's not really an accepted mistake that Finland isn't part of Scandinavia. There is much scope for debate.

I think offically, it's considered Nordic but not Scandinavian, just like Iceland.

Although I did see that some people were proposing that an independent Scotland should join the Nordic Council along with Estonia - as both countries clearly have shared heritage.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
24 Oct 2009 /  #10
Nordic would be Denmark, Norway and Sweden. It just depends who you ask if Finland is Scandinavian or not.
southern 75 | 7,096  
24 Oct 2009 /  #11
One of polish girls told me she hated Finns.She described them to me as stuck up,biggots,arrogant and getting around naked etc.Let's not talk about her opinion of finnish girls.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
25 Oct 2009 /  #12
More than likely, she has a problem with herself and is venting. I bet she bases that opinion on knowing 2 roguish Finns.
Torq 32 | 2,909  
25 Oct 2009 /  #13
What Do Poles think of Finns?

I like Mickey Finn.
jacob_89 - | 23  
25 Oct 2009 /  #14
Finland is one of countries i like the most. I dream of going there somewhere. I can't say anything about Finnish men or women as i've never met any of them.
Gaa 2 | 155  
28 Oct 2009 /  #15
i know a few Finns who i met during school exchange. they seemed very reserved and not very talkative.actually they started having fun when they got drunk. but i find them nice smart people. Finland is very clean, i didn;t like Helsinki too much but the nature is beautiful
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
28 Oct 2009 /  #16
Very reserved and not very talkative but started having fun when they got drunk? Wow, you have summed up Poles nicely. Many nations fit that billing, Germans very much so.
Gaa 2 | 155  
29 Oct 2009 /  #17
yes. but the question was about Finns.

i know a few Finns who i met during school exchange. they seemed

...

as you can see i wrote about Finns who i know:P i absolutely agree that some Poles fit this description too
southern 75 | 7,096  
29 Oct 2009 /  #18
What Do Poles think of Finns?

Poles are jealous of finnish vodka.
Gaa 2 | 155  
29 Oct 2009 /  #19
one of those Polish girls told you this?
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
1 Dec 2009 /  #20
Many people think that there are a rather big difference between Finnish people and people from the rest of Scandinavia.
Lukasz K - | 103  
1 Dec 2009 /  #21
I've lived in Finnland for half of a year so I know that the Finns are like the other people - different...
But talking about stereotypes in Poland:
Finnish guy - giant lumber jack in woolly pullover not saying a word and drinking a lot of vodka...
I've even heard such a joke:
"Three Finnish guys decided to meet for a drink - the two came to a house of the firs. One of them says: 'Hello' and the host says: 'We have met here to drink or to talk?!'"

I know it is not very respectful one but it is the only "stereotyping" joke about Finns that I've heard and it might give some clue about view of Finnish people here...

Also the films of Aki Kaurismaki were quite popular in Poland, and unfortunately they could rather strengthen this kind of stereotypes...

Regards

Lukasz
southern 75 | 7,096  
1 Dec 2009 /  #22
Poles admire the way Finns gather in the sauna naked.
pawian 173 | 13,652  
2 Dec 2009 /  #24
I've never heard a Pole say a bad thing about a Finn.

Finns are OK, they fought hard against Russians in Winter War 1940. :):):):):)

As a teacher, I have also read that education in Finland is top class.

I also heard that Finns are allowed to keep guns at home but murders/deaths by firearms are very low. Civilised nation! :):):):)

Poles are jealous of finnish vodka.

I have to disagree.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
2 Dec 2009 /  #25
I would disagree too but I did hear a Polish woman (my ex-neighbour) say that Finlandia is better than most Polish vodkas. I want to try a cranberry one. Wódka z zurawiną, nice!
mafketis 24 | 8,886  
2 Dec 2009 /  #26
Finlandia is one of the best vodkas in the world (if not the best, I wouldn't vote against it).

Traditionally, Scandinavia is Sweden, Norway and Denmark (minus Greenland and the Faroe Islands),

Add Finnland, Iceland and the Danish territories and you have Norden (also called the Nordic countries).
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098  
2 Dec 2009 /  #27
they beat up the soviets pretty well

Brave men, honour them. I'm jealous of 1001 lakes and isles, low population density
and Valio ;)
Ogien 6 | 245  
2 Dec 2009 /  #28
I also heard that Finns are allowed to keep guns at home but murders/deaths by firearms are very low. Civilised nation! :):):):)

Yes, socialist ******* like to make you believe that guns are bad but the truth is that the right to bear arms actually decreases crime.

I'm an American and I proudly own firearms. There was actually a town in Arkansas that required all household families to own a firearm. As soon as this law was passed, crime incidents were cut in half.

The whole idea that allowing people to own guns will bring crime up is only a myth made up by idiotic liberals.
pawian 173 | 13,652  
2 Dec 2009 /  #29
Yes, socialist ******* like to make you believe that guns are bad

I am far from being socialist/liberal, but I do believe guns are bad for people. :):):):)

but the truth is that the right to bear arms actually decreases crime.

Hmmm, I am doubtful about it. Certainly not in US. Probably only in civilised Finland. :):):)

I'm an American and I proudly own firearms.

Proudly? Until the day your child accidentally fires a found gun at his/her younger brother/sister. Or he/she takes it to school to make a little massacre of fellow students. Or even worse, your wife accidentally shoots you coming home late at night.

Thank you for such pride. :):):)

There was actually a town in Arkansas that required all household families to own a firearm.

That is why I live in Poland and appreciate it very much. :):):)))):):):)

As soon as this law was passed, crime incidents were cut in half.

But home accidents surely increased. And school massacres.

The whole idea that allowing people to own guns will bring crime up is only a myth made up by idiotic liberals.

Not only liberals, not only.
Mr Grunwald 25 | 1,747  
2 Dec 2009 /  #30
Some say Scandinavia is composed of 5 countries

Some even say G.W Bush was worse then Stalin...

3 Denmark, Norway and Sweden :p

The answer!

Really scandinavian countries = Norway, Denmark and Sweden. If you count in Iceland then you should count in rest of the old Norwegian/Danish colonies also wich is nonsense.

as countries and geographicly it's thoose 3, but by culture I assume Iceland to be one too and the small islands.

Samer and Finns are not Scandinavians they are Ugro-Finns just like the Estonians

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