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question 1 | -  
31 Aug 2008 /  #1
I have a question, whether it's true that the Poles no longer buy German products? My friend told me that it's time to change communism mentality and start thinking. Apparently the Poles came to the conclusion that the strong Germans are not in their interest and stop buying their products.

Is it true? is it a widespread boycott? What do you think about it?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
31 Aug 2008 /  #2
My friend told me that it's time to change communism mentality and start thinking

catches on quick your friend

Apparently the Poles came to the conclusion that the strong Germans are not in their interest and stop buying their products.

yup. thats the communist mentality for you

What do you think about it?

your friend is stupid, but he knows he's stupid, and that almost makes him smart
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
31 Aug 2008 /  #3
We boycott only their porn. ;)
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
31 Aug 2008 /  #4
typical polish - boycott the good stuff ;)
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
31 Aug 2008 /  #5
What a load of BS. My mum's and mine cars are VW Polos. My dad drives a VW Golf. So bog off.
McCoy 27 | 1,275  
31 Aug 2008 /  #6
I boycott german women
dnz 17 | 710  
31 Aug 2008 /  #7
Although people aren't all that keen on zee germans they are awesome engineers and products made in Germany are among the best in the world, Nearly everyone in Poland aspired to driving a German car so I think your friend was slightly misinformed.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
31 Aug 2008 /  #8
Is it true? is it a widespread boycott? What do you think about it?

There is a massive amount of German goods here and everyone buys them.
I would understand if Poles like Irish and many other nations wanted to push to buy things that their own counties produce but that is about it.

germans they are awesome engineers and products made in Germany are among the best in the world,

Yes, I don't think anyone would dispute German quility produce of being of the highest standards in the world.
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
31 Aug 2008 /  #9
products made in Germany are among the best in the world

My Miele vacuum cleaner is the best and a lot cheaper than Dyson which are rubbish.
Kilkline 1 | 689  
31 Aug 2008 /  #10
Apparently the Poles came to the conclusion that the strong Germans are not in their interest and stop buying their products.

Poles are very brand/nation conscious I think. The influx of cheaper Chinese goods hasnt rally effected them yet so I think Poles are still looking for longevity when it comes to purchases. Electrical goods for instance are still far too expensive overall, and in relation to the average Polish wage they are ridiculous.
noimmigration  
31 Aug 2008 /  #11
seeing that poland gets huge amounts of grants and funds, a good proportion of them comgin from germany. I would expect poland to return their debt to germany and buy german goods.
Michal2 - | 78  
31 Aug 2008 /  #12
I have a question, whether it's true that the Poles no longer buy German products? My friend told me that it's time to change communism mentality and start thinking. Apparently the Poles c

Rubbish! The Poles love German cars and it is a very important social status symbol to be seen with a large German B.M.W. or Audi.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
31 Aug 2008 /  #13
a very important social status symbol to be seen with a large German B.M.W. or Audi.

Nothing different from the UK or other country, then.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
31 Aug 2008 /  #15
I have a question related to the topic.
Aren't most Polish words for tools actually German?
I was told this before, maybe because so many Poles worked in Germany and may be because good German quality tools are hard to beat.
Kasiaaa - | 2  
31 Aug 2008 /  #16
Is it true? is it a widespread boycott? What do you think about it?

In the Polish Internet are comments on this issue and some of my friends said something about it. Very good idea
lesser 4 | 1,311  
31 Aug 2008 /  #18
BB belong to the German baads and I don't even boycott him. :)
Bratwurst Boy 6 | 10,560  
31 Aug 2008 /  #19
Deep in your heart you love me...admit it! :)
lesser 4 | 1,311  
31 Aug 2008 /  #20
Among whites cannot be otherwise! :))
Del boy 20 | 254  
31 Aug 2008 /  #22
we use english instead of german :)
the best weapon
shopgirl 6 | 928  
31 Aug 2008 /  #23
All this talk of superior german goods makes me want to find and bump up my "german men are hotter" thread....

Now where did we leave that?!!!!!
*grins*
Del boy 20 | 254  
31 Aug 2008 /  #24
now in Poland we use polish buses solaris instead of german neoplan or mercedes. Good point to start :)
Michal2 - | 78  
1 Sep 2008 /  #25
Aren't most Polish words for tools actually German?

Because of Poland.'s geographical location, the language has taken many words from German though most of the Polish Language vocabulary was stolen from Russia over the centuries. In fact, I am not even sure if there is a genuine original Polish word at all.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
1 Sep 2008 /  #26
Because of Poland.'s geographical location

This makes sense, from thousands of years of trading and waring with other countries.

most of the Polish Language vocabulary was stolen from Russia

You sound as if you are just trying to wind people up with this one.

Anyway how do you know so much about Polish, if you do not speak the language?
Michal2 - | 78  
1 Sep 2008 /  #27
how do you know so much about Polish, if you do not speak the language?

I have spent a few days earlier in June in Warsaw and saw everything for myself.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
1 Sep 2008 /  #28
I am not denying what you say is true, for I do not know enough history of the Russian or Polish language but I do find it hard to believe that a Guildford gentleman such as yourself, who according to your own profile does not speak the language and after only a few days in Warsaw, can have this sudden leap into calling the Poles thieves of the Russian language. It does not add up, perhaps you could elaborate on your allegations and make your point more clearly understood?.
Ogorki - | 115  
1 Sep 2008 /  #29
Slavs first appeared in the area of Eatern Europe which is now Poland. They then migrated West and mainly East. The people in Poland usually being quite radical and forward thinking adopted the western alphabet into their language and also years later threw in the first modern European written constitution.
Michal2 - | 78  
2 Sep 2008 /  #30
No, this is not true. Poland never had the Russian alphabet. The Russian Language is much older and that partly explains why Russian is much harder than Polish and is less phonetic too. The Czech Language is probably more useful as it is nearer to Russian and you can easily learn Croatian, which is similar. Polish, which copies German patterns of speech is different and further away that other Slavonic languages. The Poles hate the Russians except for when their country is occupied and then it is the same old storey, 'please come and save us but do not stay a moment longer than is necessary'.

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