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Using of a handkerchief by Polish men...


polishgirltx  
7 Oct 2008 /  #1
handkerchief - a small square of cloth used especially for wiping the nose or mouth

i don't know about my great-grandpas, but my grandpas and my dad always have a handkerchief in their packet... i remember that it helped many times with my tears... my 24 year old brother do not carry it anymore...

does a handkerchief have no future and should be left in the past...? is it only a Polish thing...?

PS - handkerchief is not used only by men but also by women....
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
7 Oct 2008 /  #2
does a handkerchief have no future and should be left in the past...?

If you wash it regularly then it may have a future.
OP polishgirltx  
7 Oct 2008 /  #3
i do not use it.... but i used to when i was younger...
does it really have a future? i doubt it...
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389  
7 Oct 2008 /  #4
I think it's a good idea to have a handkerchief...Especially if you need to blow your nose...However, tissues are good, too...You can blow your nose or spit into a tissue and not look like a bum: they also can be recycled.
OP polishgirltx  
8 Oct 2008 /  #5
z_darius

joepilsudski

*...pgtx wzycha, bo jej ręce opadają.... :/ .....*
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
8 Oct 2008 /  #6
does it really have a future? i doubt it...

if the "green" technologies are for real then fabric handkerchiefs have brighter future than the more resource and energy intensive throwaway tissues.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
8 Oct 2008 /  #7
I work with an old Polish chap who has another use for his handkerchief. Honest to God!

Luckily for him, I don't think this causes his brain to hurt.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
8 Oct 2008 /  #8
handkerchief - Back in the 1950`s

Now they have better uses

PGT you must be really bored
osiol 55 | 3,922  
8 Oct 2008 /  #9
Are handkerchiefs used in any forms of folk-dancing?

Why the hell am I asking this question?

PGT you must be really bored

Probably not the only one.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
8 Oct 2008 /  #10
we all know you have lots of time on your hands:)
davidpeake 14 | 451  
8 Oct 2008 /  #11
i have a clean one in my pocket at all times, cannot leave home without one lol
sledz 23 | 2,250  
8 Oct 2008 /  #12
So is it for showing or blowing?

Are handkerchiefs used in any forms of folk-dancing?

Actually yes, Square dancing
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noimmigration  
9 Oct 2008 /  #13
Most eastern europeans hold one nostril and blow down the other or use their sleeve.
polishcanuck 7 | 462  
10 Oct 2008 /  #14
My dad used to keep a handkerchief (lost the habit fortunately) in his pocket as did both of my grandfathers. I always that it was digusting.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
10 Oct 2008 /  #15
Did handkerchiefs go the same way as hats? You just don't see hats these days like in generations gone by?
Hats deserve their own thread.

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