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Polish views towards the Brits and all other "natives"


dtaylor 9 | 823  
3 Oct 2007 /  #1
ok guys and gals, i have a little problem from reading these boards, it concerns the views of polish towards outsiders. i hear a lot of "brits" complaining about the polish attitude towards them. saying that they are treated like 3rd class citz, why i have problem with this is because i have always experienced nothing but friendliness. but i also think its down to the brits attitudes. i don't get anyone who wants to live in poland but doesn't want to integrate into the local customs and lifestyle. i have met lots off people who come live here but they live in the bubble of only going to places and meeting people who are from their same country....how stupid is that?!!

anyway, sorry for my rant, but id like to know other peoples opinions?

p.s sorry for spelling but its alot harder when you type;) :D
verons  
4 Oct 2007 /  #2
I love Polish people...so ignore what lots of my fellow countrymken say!
Avalon 4 | 1,068  
4 Oct 2007 /  #3
Personally, I have always been treated well by the Polish people and have been made very welcome.
Buddy 7 | 167  
1 Jan 2008 /  #4
dtaylor, er I quite agree.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
13 Dec 2008 /  #5
The Scots tend to get a good welcome wherever they go. Not a bad thing really
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
13 Dec 2008 /  #6
I think it is difficult for some people to move to another country.

I have met people who compare everything to what they know, rather than embracing the new, the different.
I have met some terrible native English speakers who live here and look down there noses at Polish people and complain about everything, it is a superiority complex but that was a long time ago. (I hope that has changed)

I don't know any native English speakers here, not for any particular reason.

I think a lot of the problems people have living here is down to communication and learning the language, if you don't speak Polish, then you alienate yourself and get lonely.

they live in the bubble of only going to places and meeting people who are from their same country....how stupid is that?!!

I remember the first time i went to Thailand, with these pair of egits, all they wanted to do was sunbathe by the pool and eat McDonalds.

This disgusted me.
Moonlighting 31 | 233  
14 Dec 2008 /  #7
SeanBM

I agree. And the issue raised by dtaylor is in fact a typical "immigrant behaviour" seen with many people, wherever they come from, wherever they settle.
Avalon 4 | 1,068  
14 Dec 2008 /  #8
Hey SeanBM

"I don't know any native English speakers here, not for any particular reason."

What am I? Welsh?

:-)
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
14 Dec 2008 /  #9
What am I? Welsh?

Ha ha ha, yes ok, point taken :)

But it is not as if we meet up that often.
You should come up here for a holiday.

ha ha ha, good to hear from you :)
noimmigration  
14 Dec 2008 /  #10
poles undoubtedly have an inferiority complex. When you compare an ex soviet, eastern bloc country with the likes of britian; a champion of deomcracy and prosperity, who can blame the poles.
pawian 174 | 13,725  
14 Dec 2008 /  #11
I once had an inferiority complex. I used to be a resident of an ex-communist country which tried to learn democracy and dreamt of prosperity.

Until I saw this advertisement in one of Krakow`s pubs, frequented by British tourists.

I was cured of all inferiority complexes on the spot! :):):):)
noimmigration  
14 Dec 2008 /  #12
I once had an inferiority complex. I used to be a resident of an ex-communist country which tried to learn democracy and dreamt of prosperity.

Thanks to Britain you got it.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
14 Dec 2008 /  #13
Well, Wałęsa got the ball rolling more tbh.
pawian 174 | 13,725  
14 Dec 2008 /  #14
Thanks to Britain you got it.

Actually, we didn`t. We got it through our own endeavours. :):):)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
14 Dec 2008 /  #15
True, pawian, true.
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254  
14 Dec 2008 /  #16
The Scots tend to get a good welcome wherever they go. Not a bad thing really

Oh yes. The amount of times, even in Poznan that I've had people say 'English?'...to be met with a swift 'No, Scottish', followed by them smiling and mentioning Boruc is absolutely ridiculous. It does seem to be true though - people here generally don't look too fondly towards the English, but have no issues with Scots.

I'm not arguing :D
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
14 Dec 2008 /  #17
They are similar to the Scots up there in Poznań.
Prince 15 | 590  
14 Dec 2008 /  #18
Yes we like Scots in Poznań ... :)

But you Seanus (it has nothing to do with Scots) :



:)))
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
14 Dec 2008 /  #19
Hello Prince, I posted sth new for you, well, newish.
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254  
16 Dec 2008 /  #20
They are similar to the Scots up there in Poznań.

Funnily enough, they deny such accusations here and instead level them towards people from Kraków. No, I don't understand it :/
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
17 Dec 2008 /  #21
Krakowians are cool
polishgirltx  
17 Dec 2008 /  #22
i'd use the word 'awesome' here... but yes, you are right....
;)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
17 Dec 2008 /  #23
Yes, but you live in America. Ever watched an episode of Ghost Hunters? Every second word is awesome.

'Hey Grant, I'm off to take a dump', 'Awesome Jason' replies Grant
Dziady - | 50  
17 Dec 2008 /  #24
Ever watched an episode of Ghost Hunters?

Actually, I think a scientific study was conducted that demonstrated that more people are on this show than watch it.
polishgirltx  
17 Dec 2008 /  #25
Yes, but you live in America.

so in PL, where you live, people use the word 'cool' all the time?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
17 Dec 2008 /  #26
Ghost Hunters has quite a large following. It's not Prison Break, Heroes or Dexter but it is fairly popular.

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