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English tossers give Brits a bad name in Poland


Seanus 15 | 19,706  
21 Nov 2009 /  #91
True enough but I'm guessing that the Dons Casuals provoked them. Still, we didn't turn it into Leeds Vs Galatasaray right enough.

Be careful what you say about the Hibees, Polska Doll is a fan (Moderator) ;) ;)
frd 7 | 1,401  
21 Nov 2009 /  #92
Im not trolling, I just get sick of comments about the British and how phucking terrible we are! Im not excusing what these pricks did, I was merely pointing out that whilst people complain about our behaviour abroad, we have the same problems with other nationalities here in the UK.

I feel exactly the same with threads about how Poles are the scourge of the world. But I never use the "but you guys did.." argument. If I'd like people to focus on a different subject I'd probably create a separate thread for that.

So wheres the proof they are psycho's?

Whatever you say britishempire this thread is still about british guys having a binge in Poland.

And you lot don't?

I haven't noticed myself doing such thing, moreover I always despised anyone doing it.
derek trotter 10 | 203  
21 Nov 2009 /  #93
I don't think a couple of thugs throwing pigeons around should condemn a whole nation.

this should be the end of this stupid thread. Everybody know that.
Reason why we keeping this thread running is we are just bored
OP szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
21 Nov 2009 /  #94
british guys having a binge in Poland

Its about English behaviour giving the Brits a bad name.
derek trotter 10 | 203  
21 Nov 2009 /  #95
Just to add a few pennies
somebody here mention already that Poles can't recognize accents. All people who speak English are English for them, doesn't matter if you are Irish, Scottish or English. They don't even hear a difference if somebody is a Yank or Aussie
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
21 Nov 2009 /  #96
And that shows their complete lack of knowledge. I can trace where somebody is from quite easily. If you are talking Kiwi Vs Aussie then it is harder sometimes but certain words give them away.

Poles are bad with accents right enough. I usually wind up some people by saying they have a Russian accent, that gets them every time ;) ;)
derek trotter 10 | 203  
21 Nov 2009 /  #97
Seanus
what you expect? they barely understand English, I am talking about Poles in general.
Its improving but we all need a time.
I am happy that all Brits going to my country, by that we are close together :)

Seanus
youtu.be/M0mXUC0cUPg
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
21 Nov 2009 /  #98
Well, as long as you accept that you guys have a headstart. I had a guy tell me last night that my Polish was pretty bad for having lived here for 5 years. Strange given that everyone else I come across says its pretty advanced. I have meetings in Polish and meet my wife's parents so I have to understand it.

You guys have schooling in English and it's big business here now. You could have more linguistic awareness though.
Nika 2 | 507  
21 Nov 2009 /  #99
somebody here mention already that Poles can't recognize accents.

What's so surprising about it? It is a foreign language to us.
Can you recognise PL accents derek? A lot of people can't even make a difference between PL and other eastern-european languages.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
21 Nov 2009 /  #100
It's just a difference in focus. Many British people pride themselves on their accent. There really is so much variation, even 20 miles can make a difference. I find Polish accents to be standardised and rather stale.
derek trotter 10 | 203  
21 Nov 2009 /  #101
Nika
Yes, I can recognize somebody from Poznan by saying number 3 , people from Silesia area, in particular working class background are easy to spot and Tatra mountains people :)
jonni 16 | 2,485  
21 Nov 2009 /  #102
I find Polish accents to be standardised and rather stale.

The post-war population movements have had an effect on this, together with the idea (held by a lot of people) that being provincial, and especially rural, is unsophisticated.

Some British accents are spreading - you can hear Liverpool accents even in South Cheshire, from young people born and bred there. 'Estuary English' is spoken over a huge area now.

The same has happened in Poland, but on a different scale.
derek trotter 10 | 203  
21 Nov 2009 /  #103
It's just a difference in focus. Many British people pride themselves on their accent. There really is so much variation, even 20 miles can make a difference

when I was in Belfast Ive got a grasp on accents from there, even west Belfast people have distinguish accent, I like how they pronounce two -- tyuuu or you yuuuu
Nika 2 | 507  
21 Nov 2009 /  #104
Yes, I can recognize somebody from Poznan by saying number 3 , people from Silesia area, in particular working class background are easy to spot and Tatra mountains people :)

then you are an exception.

Anyway, tossing pigeons is cruel and stupid but in general I don't have a problem with tourists getting drunk and going a bit crazy. It puts a smile on my face to see people having fun.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,650  
21 Nov 2009 /  #105
I'm not sure what pigeon tossing is, anyway. Are these pigeons their pets? Are their wings clipped? It's hard to imagine someone tossing a pigeon and it not flapping it's wings and landing on it's feet.
jonni 16 | 2,485  
21 Nov 2009 /  #106
hard to imagine someone tossing a pigeon and it not flapping it's wings and landing on it's feet.

You'd think so. But a newspaper explained why they didn't. Something to do way the way they were thrown.

They were just street pigeons apparently.
Nika 2 | 507  
21 Nov 2009 /  #107
They were just street pigeons apparently.

they were very precious, famous, Cracow Street Pigeons!!!!!! ;)
derek trotter 10 | 203  
21 Nov 2009 /  #108
Anyway, tossing pigeons is cruel and stupid but in general

two stupid drunks, they do not represent nation as a whole, fact full stop.

I don't have a problem with tourists getting drunk and going a bit crazy. It puts a smile on my face to see people having fun.

agree
Nika 2 | 507  
21 Nov 2009 /  #109
two stupid drunks, they do not represent nation as a whole,

I didn't say they did......
PlasticPole 7 | 2,650  
21 Nov 2009 /  #110
I don't think I would risk touching a street pigeon. It might bite my hand off. If they are those grey pigeons, on the hefty side, they could inflict some serious damage.
jonni 16 | 2,485  
21 Nov 2009 /  #111
they could inflict some serious damage.

More likely to give you a serious disease. Those things are infested with everything.
derek trotter 10 | 203  
21 Nov 2009 /  #112
Touching Krakow pigeons is disrespect to the whole nation. Peaceful birds, they are.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,650  
21 Nov 2009 /  #113
I wouldn't want to touch any kind of pigeon, or bird, unless it's a pet. Birds can be really mean. Those two are lucky they aren't missing a finger, toe or nose.
Nika 2 | 507  
21 Nov 2009 /  #114
Touching Krakow pigeons is disrespect to the whole nation. Peaceful birds, they are.

long live the Krakow Street Pigeons!
dishonour to the Pigeons Tossers!
derek trotter 10 | 203  
21 Nov 2009 /  #115
long live polish pigeons, long live Poland
there is no need to do so

We know what is precious in our culture and every person who disregard this should be send back where they from with a fine and nice mark in passport. Respect people, if you dont like it or have a fun of it f...k off, doesn't matter if your trip was cheap or not.
jonni 16 | 2,485  
21 Nov 2009 /  #116
long live the Krakow Street Pigeons!
dishonour to the Pigeons Tossers!

Until you catch fleas or a disease from them.
frd 7 | 1,401  
21 Nov 2009 /  #117
Yes, I can recognize somebody from Poznan by saying number 3 , people from Silesia area, in particular working class background are easy to spot and Tatra mountains people :)

Because you met such people and were told who they are. It's the same with other people, if they won't have that experience and somebody to tell them what exactly they are hearing they will not recognise it... beside it's probably pretty hard to experience other accents when the only thing you can listen to is english guys binge drinking in Krakow.
BritishEmpire - | 148  
22 Nov 2009 /  #118
They were English - keep up there at the back !

i was referring to the story that shelleys posted regarding the two polish murderers.

I was referring to your Prime Minister, Chancellor of your Exchequer etc....all Scottish.

Yeh scottish, coming from scotland that happens to be part of the UK so it comes as no surprise that they are part of the UK parliament does it.

I'm simply saying that a negative aspect of the English culture is that it encourages this type of behaviour abroad.

BS, brits are all the same its just that the english are noticed more because there are more of us.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
22 Nov 2009 /  #119
Part of the Parliament? The highest positions in government more like.

Brits are all the same? Care to elaborate? Let me guess, your logic is gonna tell me that all Europeans are the same!? Or all world citizens are identical, LOL.
BritishEmpire - | 148  
22 Nov 2009 /  #120
Part of the Parliament? The highest positions in government more like.

ffs seanus, high or low they are still only part of the parliament of the united kingdom.

Brits are all the same?

regarding their behaviour, yes they are the same. READ THE QUOTE!

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