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What makes you feel Polish?


Joker 2 | 1,564
5 Feb 2021 #61
So, what makes you feel Polish?

So what my ancestors came from Europe? I feel 100% American and dont really care that much at all about Europe anymore. Its so old and run down to the ground, what's so special about it?? Its full of PC libtards, No free speech, super high cost of living, muzzies, dismal weather. I could go on and on....

Poland is still the best country out of the EU, hands down. I hope it stays that way.
Lyzko 29 | 7,230
5 Feb 2021 #62
Is Polish your mother tongue? If you learned English after a certain verx young ag, then it simply ISN'T your fir7langua
Joker 2 | 1,564
6 Feb 2021 #63
Is Polish your mother tongue?

Nope, I was born in Chicago not Poland. You didnt know this until now?? lol

A language is a tool and the ability to use is a skill

Nothing wrong with learning Polish if you plan on living in Poland, but you could actually get away without it now. Yeah, its fun going to the Polish bars in Chicago and talking to the girls with my cute American accent, hehe they love it! Im around Polish speakers everyday so Im used to it, but Im not taking lessons like Lyzko, why should I? If youre going to learn a foreign language in the USA, you would be crazy not to learn espaniol gringo:) Nobody speaks Polish outside of the Chicagoland area. Try going to a bar in New Orleans or Vegas and say "jak sie masz" and they will think youre Borat..lol
Lyzko 29 | 7,230
6 Feb 2021 #64
Poland is the third largest country in Europe and with the second greatest basically mono-lingual population, Polish is a major EU language.

Please stop turning every thread into a language thread
Paulina 10 | 1,733
8 Feb 2021 #65
BS. It was the idiots here that made every possible effort to deny that I am Polish. Nothing, including my WUT diploma, birth certificate

Yes, you were trying to prove that you were born in Poland, but as far as I remember you also were making sure that everyone on this forum know how much you don't feel Polish, you don't want to be Polish, you don't regard yourself as a Pole even in the slightest part, but as an American. You even claimed that you forgot the Polish language. It turned out you didn't forget.

Btw:

Did the Jews living in Poland for centuries acquire "polskosc" or did they still say "Poles and Jews"

These days there aren't any "Polish Jews" left, I'd say. There aren't any Jewish enclaves anymore. There are only Poles with Jewish roots. They even have to import rabbis from abroad, it seems... I had only one Jewish classmate at highschool and I knew that he had Jewish roots only because of his first name and surname.
OP Miloslaw 8 | 2,817
8 Feb 2021 #66
. You even claimed that you forgot the Polish language. It turned out you didn't forget.

And he posts in a Polish forum....... he can deny it as much as he likes, but it is obvious that his umbilical cord is still, at least partially, attached to Poland.
Novichok 1 | 1,940
8 Feb 2021 #67
attached to Poland.

Just like many are still attached to Auschwitz, or Katyn, or Normandy, or Vietnam. They never deny, never forget, and even spend big bucks to visit. So what?

Nobody forgets languages, or how to skate, or bike. With the passage of time, those skills - unused - become useless and any attempt to use them clumsier and clumsier. At some point, we just stop. I did stop using Polish because I found it useless here.

I don't deny anything except the right for anyone to guess and infer.

you were trying to prove that you were born in Poland

Let me put it as elegantly as I can. I am not trying to prove s**t. I claim. Don't believe my claims? Tough s**t. Your problem, not mine.
Paulina 10 | 1,733
8 Feb 2021 #68
Nobody forgets languages

But you claimed you did. I'm just saying - that's what you wrote. When I wrote that it isn't possible to completely forget a native language if you were born in a given country, raised and educated and left it as an adult and I gave an example of one Pole who left Poland for the US in the 1950's and still could communicate in Polish, you started ranting about Poles living in the US for years and not knowing English. Because of all your ranting I didn't manage to explain it to you that the Pole I mentioned not only knew English, but was a university professor who lectured at American universities... in English. He had a very thick Polish accent when he spoke English, but he didn't fail to learn English for all those years in the US...

Let me put it as elegantly as I can. I am not trying to prove s**t. I claim.

When you state something without providing proof - you claim. When you provide proof (no matter whether true or fake) - you're trying to prove something. You wrote yourself that you provided your WUT diploma, birth certificate, passport and the book you translated with your name on it. Just saying...
Lyzko 29 | 7,230
8 Feb 2021 #69
One can maybe "survive" in Europe without knowing the local lingo provided, the person lives entirely sequestered in some ex-pat colony of Brits or Yanks, e.g. Patrick Henry Village in Germany etc! Apart from that, I for one couldn't begin to imagine even a brief sojourn in Poland without knowledge of the language on a basic level, if for no other reasom out of plain respect for their culture.
Joker 2 | 1,564
8 Feb 2021 #70
the person lives entirely sequestered in some ex-pat colony of Brits or Yanks, e

Thats not true if you have an outgoing personality. Hey, have you ever encountered ppl staring at you in Poland?

" Nothing wrong with learning Polis

Have sth to say to me tough guy?
Lyzko 29 | 7,230
8 Feb 2021 #71
"Staring" you dare to ask?? Odd that they should stare at me as a foreigner for deigning to speak their language when they don't speak mine:-)
Novichok 1 | 1,940
9 Feb 2021 #72
I wrote I wish I could just delete Polish like we delete files to make room on the hard drive.
I have no use for Polish anything. Do I remember Poland? Sure do. Am I curious about what's going on there? Sure, just like in the UK. That's it. Case closed.
Ironside 50 | 10,907
9 Feb 2021 #73
I could just delete Polis

Take a gun of yours point that end with a hole in it at your temple and pull a trigger, you will delete it just fine and people will have a party celebrating.
Novichok 1 | 1,940
9 Feb 2021 #74
it suppose to be take that gun of yours....and while on the subject thake that advice of yours and ...you know the drill.

It's supposed to be.. .Both errors are actually very popular here so don't feel bad.
What makes me feel Polish is food. When I see tatar and flaki, I recall instantly where I was born.





Lyzko 29 | 7,230
9 Feb 2021 #75
And I see zurek z bĂ­gosem...LOL
Ironside 50 | 10,907
9 Feb 2021 #76
Both errors are actually very popular here

there I actually learned the lingo and it still shows after all those years ..well...who would have thunk...

I made exactly the same suggestion

Not sh't Sherlock, you are making THAT suggestion to everyone....

angry simpleton".

He stole it from me but if you like it you can make a badge out of it and wear it. It'll fit you like a glove ..
Novichok 1 | 1,940
9 Feb 2021 #77
you can make a badge out of it and wear it.

I will wear Angry Simpleton before I would I am an overeducated and always happy weasel.
Lyzko 29 | 7,230
9 Feb 2021 #78
Long live Polish cuisine! NIECH ZYJE POLSKA KUCHNIA! (..even if it's not kosher, he-he)
pawian 177 | 14,562
2 Apr 2021 #79
A new anthem of Poland - My Motherland (or rather Fatherland in Polish)

youtu.be/2PGpllZk4_w
OP Miloslaw 8 | 2,817
10 hrs ago #80
I think this is a very good historical animation.

youtu.be/6Vfz7WhXoI4

More information for people with an interest in Polish history, but maybe not too much knowledge.
Apologies to all of you that know this stuff, but I think these posts will open the eyes of some people of Polish descent, living outside of Poland.

And many youngsters too.

youtu.be/u6haKM9MyXU

My last post tonight.

youtu.be/17NArJ6wQqo
pawian 177 | 14,562
8 hrs ago #81
What makes you feel Polish?

That is simple. You should speak Polish and love Poland. You don`t even have to be born here.

E.g., - these guys sing the Polish anthem in the countryside and feel true Poles.

youtu.be/5By3HD4CRgs
Lyzko 29 | 7,230
8 hrs ago #82
Sometimes when reciting Iwaszkiewicz I feel Polish.
pawian 177 | 14,562
8 hrs ago #83
Wow, that is very interesting. Iwaszkiewicz is more known for his wonderful fiction - a lot of films adaptations of his novels have been made
Novichok 1 | 1,940
8 hrs ago #84
I feel Polish when I see tartar and vodka in front of me.
Joker 2 | 1,564
8 hrs ago #85
You should speak Polish and love Poland. You don`t even have to be born here.

What about all that "we aren't real Poles crap" that you are always ranting and raving about?

Did you forget your hateful comments towards Polish Americans? Tying to be nice now is a waste of time dupek, we all know your true colors! Hahaha
Novichok 1 | 1,940
7 hrs ago #86
What about all that "we aren't real Poles crap"

Or "you are not a real American" crap...
I speak American and I love the US but to these clowns, that's still not good enough.
Joker 2 | 1,564
7 hrs ago #87
I remember they claimed your aren't Polish either. Then you showed them your Polish passport and they said that was fake, too funny! Some of these Euros on this forum have to be borderline retarded. Haha
Lyzko 29 | 7,230
7 hrs ago #88
@Pawian, do you know the one that begins "Przez caly bialy dzionek czekam, az stanie wieczor wiencu gwiazd.. ?."
pawian 177 | 14,562
7 hrs ago #89
Tying to be nice now is a waste of time

Are you crazy? I am not trying to be nice towards Pol Ams. What made you think so? I wasn`t talking about you in my previous post because you are scum that doesn`t speak Polish, only a few words, and you don`t love Poland, you hang around here for other reasons which I don`t need to mention now.

dupek

You mean azzhole? hahaha Yes ,that is one of those few words that you know in Polish.

All in all, all this outburst of yours is a complete fail. Try to control your negative emotions next time.

I remember they claimed your aren't Polish either.

Coz he isn`t. He hates the Polish language and Poland as well.

I speak American and I love the US but to these clowns

Stick to the topic, please.
Lyzko 29 | 7,230
7 hrs ago #90
Szopen's Etude in E "La Tristesse" aka "Smutnosc" to me is the soul of Poland.


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