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What similarities would you say there are between Poles and Mexicans?


Cheery  
15 Jul 2010 /  #1
besides those typical ones, I'm curious what yous think.
plk123  
15 Jul 2010 /  #2
besides those typical ones,

what are the typical ones?
A J  
15 Jul 2010 /  #4
what are the typical ones?

Mara Salvatrucha?

:S
convex  
15 Jul 2010 /  #5
MS isn't Mexican.
A J  
15 Jul 2010 /  #6
No, but they do look Mexican.

;P
mvefa  
15 Jul 2010 /  #7
They like to emigrate?

Just like the irish ;)
sledz  
19 Jul 2010 /  #8
I can tell you the difference, thats easy:)

When a Pole buys a new sofa he`ll take the old one (if still good cond) and place it buy the curb in front of his house, so maybe somebody that needs one can help themselves to it.

Not if one of the 1000`s of Mexicans in their Illegal 1988 Ford P/U`s with the 10 ft. high plywood walls attached to it happens to find it first. Then thell chop and cut it all up to get at the springs, back support, anything metal so the can go take to the scrapyard.

Leaving behind on your front lawn a big heap of busted up wood and cushions:)

If we had the Arizona laws in place, the cops could stop them!
southern  
19 Jul 2010 /  #9
What similarities would you say there are between Poles and Mexicans?

Both wear sobreros.
sledz  
20 Jul 2010 /  #10
They both have awesome food!
Dudeski  
20 Jul 2010 /  #11
Moustache! :-D

I'm Polish but I could never understand why would anyone like to wear moustache?

Maybe I'm just to young to understand that :-)
plk123  
20 Jul 2010 /  #12
If we had the Arizona laws in place, the cops could stop them!

for what? AZ "law" doesn't allow cops to just stop them out of the blue.. if there is a reason, then that same reason is also enforcable in IL already..
ShawnH  
20 Jul 2010 /  #13
besides those typical ones

Hard working? Willing to do the crappy jobs others wouldn't? 5hitty neighbours?

Ok the last one was a little unwarranted. :=)
f stop  
20 Jul 2010 /  #14
the cultures do not have that much in common, but if you look hard, and ever spent time with a mexican family, you'll see that the basics are the same - close family, good food, yearning for satisfying work that can support the family, education for kids, and then a little drink and a little dance squeezed inbetween.
shewolf  
20 Jul 2010 /  #15
They both have Polka music and dance.
Chicago Pollock  
20 Jul 2010 /  #16
the cultures do not have that much in common

Very true

close family

True

good food

What?? Good food? Let's see sausage and pierogis? Duck blood soup? And Mexican food, most of what we call Mexican is actually tex mex. I wouldn't call Mexican and Polish as cuisines worth pursuing. Well yes they have food in common...pedestrian.

education for kids

Big difference here. Polish Americans are highly educated. Mexicans? No way. High high school drop out rate. You're not confusing mexicans with cubans now, are you?
f stop  
20 Jul 2010 /  #19
Big difference here. Polish Americans are highly educated. Mexicans? No way

you would be amazed. They have mexican doctors, lawyers, engineers... I kid you not! I worked with a girl engineer from Mexico City. Very smart, warm and engaging people.

Great food, too.

which gives me an idea - for tonights' ladies get together, I'll make guacamole and mango salsa for tortilla chips. And we'll listen to Lila Downs and cry in our tequila!

youtube.com/watch?v=iyG8fm8UapA&feature=related
youtube.com/watch?v=yyg1-B0qKUc&feature=related

check it out - Greek subtitles:
...
pgtx  
20 Jul 2010 /  #20
I'll make guacamole and mango salsa for tortilla chips.

love it! just throw in some fajitas and i'm in... ;)
f stop  
20 Jul 2010 /  #21
I love fajitas, but cooking is out. It's ~37 deg, 70% humidity. We sit in the pool.
Chicago Pollock  
21 Jul 2010 /  #22
No doubt. I worked with a mexican civil engineer once also but the majority do not have a tradition of education, as below:

"The education gap explains most of the wage deficit of Mexican-Americans in the third generation. Research has shown that two-thirds of the wage discrepancy is accounted for by lower education levels among Mexicans.

dallasfed.org/research/swe/2004/swe0403a.html

and the food...cheesy sauces, flat breads, re-fried beans and rice (AKA as slop).
f stop  
21 Jul 2010 /  #23
I don't need a link to tell me Mexico is poorer than USA.
"Tradition of education" - oh give me a break. Like a Mexican kid chooses to wash dishes instead of going to college.
Chicago Pollock  
21 Jul 2010 /  #24
Not to belabor the point but...yes.

But comparing Poles with mexicans in regards to education...no comparison. Poles and Polish Americans are highly intelligent and educated. Tough to meet one without a college degree of some level. Just read the posts on this forum.
tow_stalin  
21 Jul 2010 /  #25
what similarities? maybe - we are living on the same planet? cherry - what do you mean by

typical ones

?
mvefa  
21 Jul 2010 /  #26
To be honest i dont see any similarities among them besides these 2:
1-Both countries lay next to very powerfull wealthy communities (EU, USA) so for financial reasons both nationals emigrate.

2-They are both catholic countries :D

For the rest i cannot think of any other similarity...food is different, culture is different, language is different, race is different...etc, etc
rider  
21 Jul 2010 /  #27
i think they are cussons,there food,there living styles and names are also similar.
mvefa  
21 Jul 2010 /  #28
living styles

Dude what are you smoking? haha
giovannile07  
22 Jul 2010 /  #29
close family, good food, yearning for satisfying work that can support the family, education for kids

I'm pretty sure you could say this about many cultures.
OP Cheery  
22 Jul 2010 /  #30
I only asked because of a Rammstein interview I read x3

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