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iMMIGRATION: The Unspoken Truth

ArcticPaul 38 | 233  
7 Apr 2008 /  #1
I am a Brit and I am sick of hearing anti-immigration cliches.
To my way of thinking the real issue is fear of competition from a group of people with a fantastic attitude and work ethic.
And Brits that complain about Poles being negative about this country simply don't know much about Poles. You only have to read a phrasebook and see the responses to 'Jak leci'. A few are possitive but most are negative.'Niespecjalnie' (Not so good), 'Bywało lepiej' (I'v been better), 'Fatalnie' (Very bad), 'Beznadziejnie' (Hopeless), 'Szkoda gadać' (It's not worth talking about), 'Lepiej nie pytaj' (better don't ask), 'Po staremu' (All the same) and, my favourite, 'Stara bida' (Same old poverty).

Like the Eskimo's with one word for earth and seventy-six for snow the Poles have few expressions for 'Great' and several for 'Terrible'. And, to my way of thinking, that's so much better than the 'have a nice day' Americano ******** that's slowly taking over the entire planet.

Long live Polish misery!
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
7 Apr 2008 /  #2
'Jak leci'

Answers could be 'Całkiem nieźle' (pretty good), 'Fajnie' (cool), 'Super' (superb), 'Extra' (brilliant), 'Jak po maśle' (everything's just fine), too.

'Stara bida' (Same old poverty)

It can also mean 'nothing new'.
OP ArcticPaul 38 | 233  
7 Apr 2008 /  #3
Swietnie or Bardzo Dobzre are also positive but that doesn't alter my initial post.

Stara bida is, in my opinion, closest to English 'Same old ****'.
morals2 - | 8  
11 May 2008 /  #4
the polish arent used 2 the hot weather theyre more used 2 the bitter cold
osiol 55 | 3,921  
11 May 2008 /  #5
Does it snow in the summertime in Poland?
11 May 2008 /  #6
the polish arent used 2 the hot weather theyre more used 2 the bitter cold

lol so when I am sitting in my garden this summer in the 30's I will be cold eh?
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
11 May 2008 /  #7
Zaje - f***ing - biesty !
Is my hybrid response.

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