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WHY SO MANY POLISH SPEAKING PEOPLE in Chicago?


Philpz 3 | 1  
9 Oct 2007 /  #1
WHY DO SO MANY PEOPLE SPEAK POLISH IN CHICAGO

AHHHH GUESS IT DOSNT MATTER..........SO SEXY
Polson 5 | 1,770  
9 Oct 2007 /  #2
SO SEXY

;) sure
plk123 8 | 4,148  
9 Oct 2007 /  #3
because there are a lot of polish people there?
Polson 5 | 1,770  
9 Oct 2007 /  #4
Chicago is known for being the "second Poland" in the world ;P
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
9 Oct 2007 /  #5
WHY DO SO MANY PEOPLE SPEAK POLISH IN CHICAGO

hmmm...because they are polish? I guess... :)

I saw a funny sign at a gas station:

"mowimy po polsku,
se habla espaniol,
we even speak english"
Polson 5 | 1,770  
9 Oct 2007 /  #6
Nice ;p
randompal 7 | 306  
9 Oct 2007 /  #7
WHY SO MANY POLISH SPEAKING PEOPLE in Chicago?

because it was such a boomtown during the turn of the century and that coincided with a massive exodus from Poland. we have just witnessed another exodus, mainly to the British Isles this time..
Kataryna - | 36  
26 Oct 2007 /  #8
Randompal is right....in the mid to late 1800's, Poles came to the US. At Ellis Island NY for example, there were basically 'help wanted' posters up looking for able bodied people to come to cities to work. Chicago needed workers, and Poles fit that bill. One Pole went to Chicago, and friends and family followed thereafter. It happened in all major cities.

My great grandfather, an educated violinist, came to the US in 1911 with $40 in his pockets. He needed a job, heard about a coal mine in Wilkes Barre, PA and took the train there. Northeastern PA was and still is filed with German and Polish immigrants who worked in the factories and mines.
marek s - | 269  
26 Oct 2007 /  #9
WHY DO SO MANY PEOPLE SPEAK POLISH IN CHICAGO

because its always be easy for our people to get jobs here
polishgirltx  
26 Oct 2007 /  #10
i still think they should speak more English, they live in the US not in PL...for God's sake...learn the freakin language...
marek s - | 269  
26 Oct 2007 /  #11
i agree. all my family that wasnt born here cant really speak much english.

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