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Polish history questions on the streets; Poles are not doing great.


zetigrek  
26 Oct 2010 /  #1
For everyone who doesn't believe in that, watch this!

Soooo embarrassing...
convex 20 | 3928  
26 Oct 2010 /  #2
The guy with the badass hat is awesome :)
OP zetigrek  
26 Oct 2010 /  #3
The questions are awesome...
guesswho 4 | 1272  
26 Oct 2010 /  #4
Yeah, this is what happens when people generalize. Thanks zetigrek, hopefully some people on PF will be less cocky when talking about Americans and others in general from now on.
Ironside 50 | 12338  
27 Oct 2010 /  #5
Soooo embarrasing...

why?
Seanus 15 | 19668  
27 Oct 2010 /  #6
Well, if it were ever possible to question everyone with tough questions, the Poles would fare really well. Such things designed to come across as representative are often not. Although I feel that Poles overestimate their knowledge sometimes, they should not be misrepresented through small-scale surveys.
Bolle 1 | 144  
27 Oct 2010 /  #7
Matura to bzdura - I agree.
OP zetigrek  
27 Oct 2010 /  #8
Nowa Matura to bzdura ;)
pgtx 29 | 3115  
27 Oct 2010 /  #9
Matura to bzdura - I agree.

it's never been proven that matura proves anything...
Bzibzioh  
27 Oct 2010 /  #10
It's even more depressing because the host has a very lousy elocution. And in his first interview he said to the girl who made a mistake of saying 996 instead of 966 (for a year of Poland adopting Christianity) "You've made a mistake with the second number" instead of second digit. I'm not a mathematician but the number is not the same as a digit (Liczba and cyfra in Polish)
OP zetigrek  
27 Oct 2010 /  #11
"You've made a mistake with the second number" instead of second digit. I'm not a mathematician but the number is not the same as a digit (Liczba and cyfra in Polish)

Yep but its excusable as it's the common colloquial mistake and many make it even if they know the difference.
But what is unexucasble is that he said you replaced 2 "numbers"... when in fact she didn't.
Crow 158 | 9185  
27 Oct 2010 /  #12
if this trend continue some Pole would one day mistake and say that he isn`t Polish but Eurabian
OP zetigrek  
21 Nov 2010 /  #13
So now easy GEOGRAPHY questions.



- What is the capital city of Great Britain?
- England
pgtx 29 | 3115  
21 Nov 2010 /  #14
So now easy GEOGRAPHY questions.

they don't even know where the European countries are!!!!!!

And simple anathomy:

the two guys on the molo were funny...

i'm not sure who's to blame, teachers or students....
1jola 14 | 1875  
21 Nov 2010 /  #15
I may be wrong but there is no such thing as a capital of Great Britain.

A UKish view on that?
OP zetigrek  
21 Nov 2010 /  #16
i'm not sure who's to blame, teachers or students....

students. I learnt all European countries' capital cities at age 12 just because I was bored in summer holidays and it seemed to be a great quiz game. Unfortunately grandma had only old atlas from 60s... world changed a little but since then...

I may be wrong but there is no such thing as a capital of Great Britain.

of course there is and it calls London. I was taught that way on my geography lessons so if any complains call my school teacher! ;P
EsotericForest 3 | 44  
21 Nov 2010 /  #17
Trust me it's not just Poland. Americans are just as bad with their own history.
OP zetigrek  
22 Nov 2010 /  #18
Fizyka.



I must admit that some answers I did not know myself... but I had mierny on my świadectwo from this subject.
southern 73 | 7059  
22 Nov 2010 /  #19
I was surprised when a US girl did not even know who Eisenhower was totally ignorant of US history.Poles know some polish history for sure especially about Slavic issues which are largely ignored in the West.
Ashleys mind 3 | 446  
22 Nov 2010 /  #20
And what are those issues that we should know...?

What's happening in New Zealand do you happen to know?
southern 73 | 7059  
22 Nov 2010 /  #21
About New Zealand we know that there is lots of sheep,some warriors with a special combat song and that they were very brave soldiers in WW2 they fight here in Greece and in Creta.

Slavic issues are extremely important in my opinion.So many interesting nations like the Poles,the Russians,the Czechs and the Serbs and history books do not dedicate a word.
Ashleys mind 3 | 446  
22 Nov 2010 /  #22
Your history is in your art, and your future is in your hands.

New Zealand also has a female Prime Minister, and was the first country to give women the vote. It is a safe and prosperous nation with a well protected environment and is a good place to do business. It is peaceful and ranks highly in the list of good places to live.

So shouldn't you know more about countries like this that set a good example for the world. Or are we to be blamed for being ignorant if we aren't professors on every war ravaged European nation? Most first world countries only know that people fleed these places by the droves...

And if you're Greek, you're hardly slavic. You should be espousing ancient greek contributions to culture...
Teffle 22 | 1318  
22 Nov 2010 /  #23
was the first country to give women the vote

Not exactly - Sweden may hold that honour.
Ashleys mind 3 | 446  
22 Nov 2010 /  #24
I think you'll find NZ was the first country to give full, unconditional voting rights to women in the year 1893...

"New Zealand's Electoral Act of 19 September 1893 made this isolated outpost of the British Empire the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote in parliamentary elections"

YES, history CAN actually be made outside of Europe and America. Shock horror!
Teffle 22 | 1318  
22 Nov 2010 /  #25
Depends what you meant Ashley - which is why I said not exactly.

full, unconditional voting rights to women

This is not exactly what you said at first.

Other countries did "give women the vote" prior to NZ - in fact 100+ years before in some cases.
Ashleys mind 3 | 446  
22 Nov 2010 /  #26
hmmm, I would have thought that was implied.

It's like saying Blacks were given the right to vote, but only if they didn't have a master...

There can only be equal rights when they are as unconditional as those given to everyone else in society regardless of gender or race...
Criminogenesis 1 | 4  
22 Nov 2010 /  #27
About New Zealand we know that there is lots of sheep,some warriors with a special combat song and that they were very brave soldiers in WW2 they fight here in Greece and in Creta.
Slavic issues are extremely important in my opinion.So many interesting nations like the Poles,the Russians,the Czechs and the Serbs and history books do not dedicate a word.

a 'special combat song' really doesn't describe a haka very well. You can perform a haka at many different events, they are not strictly for war.

New Zealand also has a female Prime Minister

Also a bit out dated. We have had a male prime minister for the last couple of years now.
Ashleys mind 3 | 446  
22 Nov 2010 /  #28
well there you go... nine years in Europe and i'm proving my own point... ;)
Teffle 22 | 1318  
22 Nov 2010 /  #29
It's like saying Blacks were given the right to vote, but only if they didn't have a master...

No, it's not.

Women could vote in Sweden, Britain, South Australia for example with only some restrictions (relative to the era) e.g. had to be married, restricted to local elections etc.
southern 73 | 7059  
22 Nov 2010 /  #30
The problem with all these peaceful nations is that they are extremely boring.Swedes commit suicides out of boredom.At least in Balkans the bullet that takes you is not yours.

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