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Is tallness common among Polish people?


Koach 16 | 128
1 Feb 2007 #1
I was reading the Godfather, and I noticed a point made about Sicilians' being short/average in general. It caused me to think about the usual height of Polish people. I'm about 6'3. My grandfather's cousin was nearly 7', and a Polish friend of mine is nearly my height. Is tallness a common thing in Poland? I haven't met many short Polish people in my life, so I thought I'd ask this.
feral belcher
1 Feb 2007 #2
The real question should be "Are they well endowed?". LOL
Styles 2 | 21
1 Feb 2007 #3
I'm 5'9 at age 16, probably got couple years to go. I would say most are about average height though...
King Sobieski 2 | 716
1 Feb 2007 #4
my dads family are relatively short at around 5'7 or smaller but mum's family are over the 6'0 range.
hello 22 | 891
1 Feb 2007 #5
Some of these questions should be very obvious. Poles are not from another planet. What do they teach in school nowadays - not history, sociology, or geography for sure.
hello 22 | 891
1 Feb 2007 #7
Such questions create even more silly stereotypes about Poles in general. How can one answer such a general question like "are Poles tall?". How would one answer the question "Are Poles fat"? It's all subjective opinion and the answer should be: "It depends - some of them are, some are not."
King Sobieski 2 | 716
1 Feb 2007 #8
How would one answer the question "Are Poles fat"? It's all subjective opinion and the answer should be: "It depends - some of them are, some are not."

Yes, it depends, my dads family is from a rural farming area and my mums family is from a smaller town. Im sure you may find there is some common link between their heights and their environments.

it isn't a silly stereotype, silly stereotype is that all poles do is drink.
Polska guest
2 Feb 2007 #9
No, No, No, Poles are a relatively tall group. I read this somewhere. The dutch are the tallest in europe at like 6'1" The poles were like 5'10 or 5'11". As far as averages go... The Germans, Scandinavians, and English, were tall too.

Yet the Italians, Greeks, Spanish were shorter. Basically around the mediteranean people are shorter. I think the Italians were lik 5'8" on average.
This is just for men though. Its different ethnic groups. Slavs and Nordics tend to be taller than the ethnic groups in southern europe.
Decorator 4 | 291
2 Feb 2007 #10
Yes the Dutch are very tall, which in itself amazes me that with them long leg strides it takes them so long to get to the bar and buy a round of drinks. !! :)
Kowalski 7 | 621
2 Feb 2007 #11
It's totally misplaced question. The proper one, suitable one should be: WHY ARE POLES Soooo SHORT???
To answer your question though: Poles are on avarege shorter then the Duch or Scandinavians or Germans (who IMO have large mumber of trully tall folks).
iwona 12 | 542
2 Feb 2007 #12
Yes the Dutch are very tall, which in itself amazes me that with them long leg strides it takes them so long to get to the bar and buy a round of drinks.

Maybe they do small steps:)
Decorator 4 | 291
2 Feb 2007 #13
Very small steps, and they have very small arms that will not reach into their pockets..:)
Kowalski 7 | 621
2 Feb 2007 #14
haha Perhaps they are cheap, so true. Unfortunately I'm hearing they are getting more chauvinists like English these days which is sad.
miranda
2 Feb 2007 #15
they have very small arms that will not reach into their pockets..

have you ever heard an expression "Going Dutch"?
Decorator 4 | 291
2 Feb 2007 #16
Holland is ok really i lived there for a number of years, they joke about it themselves, it is certainly not as liberal as you may be led to believe once you live and work there. In general though it is a pretty good place and relatively safe. By the way i'm from England :)

have you ever heard an expression "Going Dutch"?

Certainly have Miranda, in Holland though"Going Dutch" is their cue to climb out of the restaurant toilet window to avoid paying their half.. :)
miranda
2 Feb 2007 #17
By the way i'm from England

we all know that:)

in Holland though"Going Dutch" is their cue to climb out of the restaurant toilet window to avoid paying their half..

so that's why they need to be so tall:) It hought it was another wonder of nature:)
Tall Blonde
3 Feb 2007 #18
I think Poles are generally taller than other nationalities (eg. English). There are lots of slim, tall, willowy looking girls and lots of tall or tallish men. That's my personal opinion anyway.
shewolf 5 | 1,077
3 Feb 2007 #19
Except for the ones in Los Angeles. They're shorter for some reason. Maybe smog stunts growth? :)
miranda
3 Feb 2007 #20
Maybe smog stunts growth?

ha, ha............sorry how unfortunate for you:(
sledz 23 | 2,250
3 Feb 2007 #21
Except for the ones in Los Angeles. They're shorter for some reason. Maybe smog stunts growth?

Gotta love that LA smog!!!!!

Shewolf come to chicago this summer for taste of Polonia.... Krysia,Ranj and KB are goin

Miranda you dont live that far...youre going!:)
miranda
3 Feb 2007 #22
taste of Polonia....

can I come too - I have a passport:) now
sledz 23 | 2,250
3 Feb 2007 #23
Of course:) :) Toronto isnt really that far..

Well all get together and have a Blast.. Youll love the food

Krysia said shes gonna dance with me......:) :) :) :)
shewolf 5 | 1,077
3 Feb 2007 #24
ha, ha............sorry how unfortunate for you

You should see how much money I have to spend every year to get every pair of pants shortened at the tailor. :)

Shewolf come to chicago this summer for taste of Polonia.... Krysia,Ranj and KB are goin

Thanks for the offer. I'll seriously think about it.
sledz 23 | 2,250
3 Feb 2007 #25
Thanks for the offer. I'll seriously think about it

Its in August so you have plenty of time.

You wont regret it:) :)
krysia 23 | 3,057
3 Feb 2007 #26
Krysia said shes gonna dance with me......

I did?????:) :) :) :)
kaka 1 | 142
3 Feb 2007 #27
I'm about 6'3. My grandfather's cousin was nearly 7',

how much it is in cm?
sledz 23 | 2,250
3 Feb 2007 #28
I did?????

Well you promised Svengoolie and you know how close we are:)
krysia 23 | 3,057
3 Feb 2007 #29
Svengoolie promised to show me his "Svengoolie Dance". I can only imagine what it looks like....
miranda
3 Feb 2007 #30
You should see how much money I have to spend every year to get every pair of pants shortened at the tailor.

bummer:)


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