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I like this Polish girl, but she doesn't get my... English sense of humor


bja 1 | 2  
10 Oct 2008 /  #1
Hi, I'm British, theres a Polish girl I like and she seems to like me, so no problem there, but I don't think she gets my English sense of humor. Sometimes I make a joke and she thinks I am serious!

I used to have a girlfriend for sometime from Latvia and she was the same, it was hard to make her laugh!

Is there a difference in the humor? I would like to be able to make her laugh!

Thanks.
sausage 19 | 777  
10 Oct 2008 /  #2
Is there a difference in the humor

Yes, Polish girls are funny... and not just because of the accent.

I would like to be able to make her laugh!

Try saying something in Polish, that usually cracks them up
Hueg - | 320  
10 Oct 2008 /  #3
Is there a difference in the humor

I think it's probably about the same as British is to American. Other than that I can't spell it out for you. :)
OP bja 1 | 2  
10 Oct 2008 /  #4
Try saying something in Polish, that usually cracks them up

True, that one works, she finds that funny! But I can't do that 24/7!
polishgirltx  
10 Oct 2008 /  #5
I don't think she gets my English sense of humor. Sometimes I make a joke and she thinks I am serious!

i don't get a British sens of humor neither, and some Brits told me that i'm lacking a sense of humor... go figure...
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
10 Oct 2008 /  #6
I've been married to one for yonks so let me know if you find the answer bja.

Seriously, my experience has been that the more you get to know her the more she will feel comfortable in laughing with you. There is a more 'formal' start to a friendship or relationship, at least there was in my courting days.
OP bja 1 | 2  
10 Oct 2008 /  #7
i don't get a British sens of humor neither

Excatly. What makes you laugh? I'm not talking about jokes, but in normal conversation.
TiamoItalia - | 1  
10 Oct 2008 /  #8
Bja,Im of italian-polish origins and I must say that english/british sense of humour is the best!
The only advice I can offer you is to persevere and maybe tell her to chill out...to understand British sense of humour comes with age and experience.

My other half(who incidently is english)has abs ,fab sense of humour :)
It was one of the reasons that made me fall in "luv" with him ...he made me laugh so much that I was not able to resist him.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
10 Oct 2008 /  #9
I think it's probably about the same as British is to American. Other than that I can't spell it out for you. :)

not the same. poles are pretty serious people in general. i still get that kind of reaction from those not familiar with me. szarlotka's 'formal' is a big part of it.

i don't get a British sens of humor neither, and some Brits told me that i'm lacking a sense of humor... go figure...

nah, it's the brits that have a funky sense.

let me know if you ever figure out the 'knock knock' jokes. lol
Wahldo  
10 Oct 2008 /  #10
Try saying something in Polish, that usually cracks them up

Just call somebody a "szmata".. instant laughter from a Polish honey. :- D
plk123 8 | 4,150  
10 Oct 2008 /  #11
NO, do not do this.

Just call somebody a "szmata".. instant laughter from a Polish honey. :- D

Wahldo  
10 Oct 2008 /  #12
What? Polish girl taught it to me. Dont say it to somebody's face obviously..
EraAtlantia 2 | 106  
10 Oct 2008 /  #13
This is great because i have the same problem, we tend to be hypothetical with our humor, we act it out, cynical.

I would walk like a gay on the cat walk in my job and polish women think in being serious, i do it for my own kicks but they think im literally gay....

Or if i suggest going out on a date with a polish girl i'd joke saying " i know this great little spot called KFC " or "You should have worn a SHORTER skirt and some heels"...etc....and again, they think i'm being frank. I think its about delivery because i actually keep a straight face when joking around...

Its that kind of - i'm toying with the truth but you should know im just having a laugh dear - kind of thing, to be honest im tired of saying to polish - "i'm only joking!"
plk123 8 | 4,150  
10 Oct 2008 /  #14
yeah, none of those are funny man. by pl standards.
Wahldo  
10 Oct 2008 /  #15
I would walk like a gay on the cat walk in my job and polish women think in being serious, i do it for my own kicks but they think im literally gay....

..LOL
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
11 Oct 2008 /  #16
Hi, I'm British

humor?

Why is a British person using American spelling.....I smell a troll

Hueg:

I think it's probably about the same as British is to American. Other than that I can't spell it out for you. :)

not the same. poles are pretty serious people in general. i still get that kind of reaction from those not familiar with me. szarlotka's 'formal' is a big part of it.

Hueg was making the same point as me, but being Hueg he was cryptic in making his point. Humor is American, Humour is British
southern 75 | 7,096  
11 Oct 2008 /  #17
Polish humour-speaking one's thoughts loudly.
British humour-nuances for social balance
German humour-sadism
French humour-absurd
Russian humour-grotesque,craziness
Czech humour-terror in everyday situations
Italian humour-situational
American humour-slapstick comedy
Balkan humour-machism

In my opinion all kinds of humour are perceived the way they appear outside culture.So polish humour will seem annoying because it is expressing one's thoughts loudly,german humour will seem pure sadism because it comes from torturing sb,italian humour will seem dumb as it is situational,american will seem superficial and grob as it is in slapstick,balkan will seem perv,sexist,russian will seem as exaggeration,french will seem absurd etc.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
11 Oct 2008 /  #18
Hi, I'm British, theres a Polish girl I like and she seems to like me, so no problem there, but I don't think she gets my English sense of humor. Sometimes I make a joke and she thinks I am serious!

give us an example of one of your jokes and we shall tell you if it's funny or not. i know british people with an awesome sense of humour, but i also met a few who would make you wanna cry if they were about to say another 'funny' story...
southern 75 | 7,096  
11 Oct 2008 /  #19
Examples of greek humour:
This man had really huge balls.I mean he was really brave.His balls were so big that they touched the ground when he was walking.

Or:Did you see this girl?Man she had so big boobs.We were talking in the cafe and her boobs reached the nearby blocks of flats.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
11 Oct 2008 /  #20
Examples of greek humour:

I think it lost something in the translation
irishdeano 5 | 304  
11 Oct 2008 /  #21
any polish girl i have met..i have made her laugh..so i dont know what your doing wrong lol
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
11 Oct 2008 /  #22
they must've been laughing at your accent ha ha... :P
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
11 Oct 2008 /  #23
think it lost something in the translation

It's all Greek to me
southern 75 | 7,096  
11 Oct 2008 /  #25
I think it lost something in the translation

Yes,for example when you fail an exam in the university because the professor is very strict,the dialogue which can follow between two guys with greek humour is like this:

-Man,I took the exam.
-Really masturbator?Did you pass it?
-Of course.No problem.
-You are big man.Tell me how you did it.
-It was simple.I got in and I told the professor:Either you pass me or I will fek you.
-And?
-He had to give me passing grade otherwise I would fek him.
-You are really great.Man,congratulations.
-Thanks.
-Cool.Go now celebrate.
-Of course.Cool man.

The former dialogue means to both speakers that the student failed miserably in the exams and the rest is just humour.Foreigners cannot understand that when sb says ''I told the prof. either... etc'' it is just inversion.In reality the prof. feked him and he tells the opposite for humour.The other listener understands it and responds accordingly like this actually took place.To other people outside the dialogue seems absurd.
irishdeano 5 | 304  
11 Oct 2008 /  #26
they must've been laughing at your accent ha ha... :P

still making them laugh :D

well that and cause i can have good conversation :P oh and i always throw a little bit of polish in :D :P
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
11 Oct 2008 /  #27
When a joke needs explaining, it ain't funny
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
11 Oct 2008 /  #28
and i always throw a little bit of polish in :D :P

yeah thats usually amusing ;)
irishdeano 5 | 304  
11 Oct 2008 /  #29
plus cause i had a polish gf it give me hints were to hit to make them laugh..cause my ex i made her laugh all the time nut she still fcked me over at the end haha...
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
11 Oct 2008 /  #30
plus cause i had a polish gf it give me hints were to hit to make them laugh

I find in the ribs under the arms but don't hit them man, tickle.

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