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Dealing with constant insults against Polish


IronsE11 2 | 442  
20 Apr 2009 /  #271
The thought was there though, the Spitfire was British, just not the crewe on that squaud.

Didn't they try to claim that they knew the squadron was Polish, but still chose to use it as the Spitfire itself was British?

Either way, they didn't exactly come out of it with much credit.
Mr Grunwald 19 | 1,542  
25 Apr 2009 /  #272
berni23:
No, that is Russian propaganda.
Oh OK, they (my friends) must have lied to me then.

Well, they didn't lie. They ment more that it still was a regular army fighting on (Even if it wasn't that big) mainly I think "Hubal" was fighting the Soviets. There was some few cavalry charges during september campaign but never on tanks. (There was inccidents were German crew thought it was a charge but it was really a retreat while beeing encircled).

Like the belts "Got mit uns" yeah they used em
BevK 11 | 248  
26 Apr 2009 /  #273
they constantly talk to each other, stop work and sit down and then when asked to actually do some work they have the cheek to say I'm lazy.

Just seen this thread but this line made me smile, my dad often ran into difficulties at work because he worked way too hard and made the English guys look lazy. I had the same problem in the UK myself.

I had a delightful class a few weeks ago where this was exactly what the guys all said when encouraged to speak English. Other comments other than "I'm lazy" were "I don't like language" and "I am bad at English so I hate it and don't speak". And they really didn't either. Alrighty then, why spend all the zl on the lessons (aka their boss or their mother has paid for them, probably).

I spent years being insulted for the name my father chose to "Anglicise" the family. Unfortunately he chose "Kraft" as it has the same first letter, so I was Margarine, Dairylea etc for years. People are generally herd animals, if you are different then you must be made to pay so if you have to be different be proudly different :)

Poles don't like Jews coming over, English don't like Poles, we don't like Mexicans... will it ever end? - sadly not, krysia ... (wish you could do two quotes in a post!)
McCoy 27 | 1,276  
26 Apr 2009 /  #274
wish you could do two quotes in a post!

you can do as many quotes as you wish

sadly

not

krysia

...

PennBoy 76 | 2,437  
26 Apr 2009 /  #275
Listen my young friend there is no better option for all of this that a good old ar** wooping, just punch who ever says that to you in the face and punch them hard, make it look like you're even crazy, let the know about Slavic brutality, our bad side, they'll s**t their pants. They will have respect for you from a mile away after that, believe me
BevK 11 | 248  
26 Apr 2009 /  #276
you can do as many quotes as you wish

I have some more careful highlighting to do maybe :)
BritishEmpire - | 148  
27 Apr 2009 /  #277
Listen my young friend there is no better option for all of this that a good old ar** wooping, just punch who ever says that to you in the face and punch them hard, make it look like you're even crazy, let the know about Slavic brutality, our bad side, they'll s**t their pants. They will have respect for you from a mile away after that, believe me

I doubt thats likely to work penn (unless there a child) and the consequence would almost certainly be dismissal from his job and/or criminal prosecution or even the guy ending up in hospital as if its a group of people they will almost certainly defend each other.

The best thing would be to talk with your company as they have a duty by law to protect you from bullying.
Even so it still surprises me at the amount of people that seem shocked that something like this would happen, at the end of the day your in someone elses country so people are going to find you different and maybe they will hate you for it but thats something you should have realised before you came to the uk to work.
translatoradela - | 19  
13 May 2009 /  #278
You and me have a lot in common:
I was born and raised in Poland also and live now in USA and would rather be in
Poland but my Polish husband doesn't like Poland.
I was also adopted. Please write to me so we can share our experiences.
Adela
translatoradela at hotmail
Richard Stachow 1 | 6  
14 May 2009 /  #279
I think it's beacause Polish people don't mind laughing at themselves. This started with the civil rights movements to keep people from joking about blacks. Most of us are stronger than that to get hurt by a joke or gestuer. A black or an arab will take it hard because they don't have the self confidence as most of us do. That's my opinion and I am 73 years old this year.---Richard Stachowski
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
14 May 2009 /  #280
Again, another generalisation. Many Polish people do mind laughing at themselves, some amazingly so. Again, it depends who!!
destiny1961 - | 3  
15 May 2009 /  #281
When I was younger it was the same for me, but I learned to live with it and found that if you were Italian or Greek or even German for that matter they would find something to say about them. Its a joke to most.
Ja Przybylem - | 42  
15 May 2009 /  #282
Does anyone have good ways to counter these kinds of jokes?

Smile, and say, 'I'm sorry that you feel that way.' Then excuse yourself, as you have things to do.

NEVER let it get to you - the world will eat you alive.

I still deal with it at times. A couple of weeks ago a guy at work came up to me, leaned in, and whispered '...polish girls....they're all sluts.'

Being 100% polish, a speaker, reader and writer of it, still retaining that as my ethnic identity in culture and all in the U.S., with half of my family still in Poland, how can I not think that this guy is a retard? Of course he pissed me off, but F him. I smiled and said what I wrote above and then went back to work.

It's not just about being polish. If you let things get to you, then life will be tough. You need to develop some thick skin, witty comebacks, etc., to deal with life. You can't explode in these situations.

Pawel
Babinich 1 | 455  
15 May 2009 /  #283
Benjamin Spychaj:
"Does anyone have good ways to counter these kinds of jokes?"

Yeah, you tell 'em to sod off.
PolskaMan 2 | 147  
15 May 2009 /  #284
If anyones having problems with someone being racist to you just reply to me and tell me where there from i can make fun of practicly every culture exept Polish :)

Polish jokes dont offend me especially coming from uneducated bums who wear shorts when its freezing have tim hortons for breakfast and put maple syrup on bacon
grethomory 1 | 154  
15 May 2009 /  #285
yea, i have heard many of Polish jokes here in Chicago...really making fun of them being dumb and stupid..which is a lie. i always stick up for them because normally people have jokes about us minorities.
PolskaMan 2 | 147  
15 May 2009 /  #286
Listen my young friend there is no better option for all of this that a good old ar** wooping, just punch who ever says that to you in the face and punch them hard, make it look like you're even crazy, let the know about Slavic brutality, our bad side, they'll s**t their pants. They will have respect for you from a mile away after that, believe me

LOL Penn someone gets my point
Show them that Poles arnt no ******
Me being one of the younger members of PF i still go to school and get in alot of racist fights (i dont start them) usally against the portugese they start making fun of Poland (e.g. Poland Sucks) I say something back he pushes me i push him back he starts trying to put me in a head lock or something *PUNCH* POLSKA *****!
shopgirl 6 | 928  
15 May 2009 /  #287
Every person, no matter what country he/she is from, has to deal with some kind of insults. Ignore it when you are dealing with a thick head, and only make the effort to challenge someone who will listen.

The best way to defeat the insults is to live a better life than the one doing the insulting! Chin up! :)
PennBoy 76 | 2,437  
18 May 2009 /  #288
usally against the portugese they start making fun of Poland

What could the Portugese have on Poland, please, their quater monkeys
MediaWatch 10 | 945  
9 Jul 2009 /  #289
The Origin of Polish jokes (subhuman intelligence jokes) came from Hollywood which imported it from Nazi propaganda.

Origin of the Polish joke
Pawel374 - | 2  
13 Jul 2009 /  #290
If someone tells you another Polish joke, please refer them to this website: polonica.net/Polish_Jokes.htm
daffy 23 | 1,508  
13 Jul 2009 /  #291
we Irish love a joke :)

Every person, no matter what country he/she is from, has to deal with some kind of insults.

we even tell the jokes that take the p1ss of ourselves :)
Ive many central euro pals who also dont mind the pole jokes either :)
Every1LuvzAngie 1 | 11  
13 Jul 2009 /  #292
whateva don't listen to them haters....POLISH PRIDE!
Crow 137 | 7,632  
14 Jul 2009 /  #293
Dealing with constant insults against Polish

restore Sarmatia Europae, as alliance or confederation/federation.... whatever
Crow 137 | 7,632  
14 Jul 2009 /  #295
better then EU underworld union
fiberflinger - | 11  
9 Aug 2009 /  #296
I grew up with Polish jokes. (I am of Polish descent) It got to the point they became funny. It was easy to put another race in the joke and find them laughable. I can't for the life of me understand why I can't say the word N****R in this country but someone can say a joke about poles and get a good laugh. Ignorance. Substitute your favorite word for polack. And do not take it personally, most of the people in the world do not know that the Second voyage of the English Mayflower to America brought Poles to build the Pilgrams homes because the English did not know how. Our big mistake.
Amanda91 1 | 135  
9 Aug 2009 /  #298
Dealing with constant insults against Polish

It's a same like dealing with constant insults against Americans, British etc. Why worry about it? lol.
TIKTAK - | 3  
9 Aug 2009 /  #299
My wife is Polish. My brother thought he would tell the joke...:"why don't Pollocks eat pickles?" We only waited for the answer..."they can't fit their head in the jar". My wife, confused replied,"Not true, we make jars with bigger openings." My embarrassed brother noo longer tells Pollock jokes. I learned from that day my very quick the mind can be. At our wedding reception, my wife called her Father to exspess her happiness. The guest were commenting aboout the way she sounded in very bad comments. I then asked everone if any one spoke Polish? All replied No. I then asked how it felt to be dumber than a Pollock? I earned great respect for our family on that day and it still continues.

I guess we just roll with the punches.
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
10 Aug 2009 /  #300
Ask them politely to apologize. polish jokes? Dont ask where I got this....

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