The BEST Guide to POLAND
Unanswered  |  Archives 
 
 
User: Guest

Home / History  % width posts: 124

Life in communist Poland - personal relations


OP pawian 178 | 15,900
18 Jul 2021 #121
Sth occured to me - in communist times certain foods bore nobler names than they deserved. E.g., any sparkling wine was called champagne. Any fish roe was called caviar. As a child, I accepted that at face value, and it took me several years to understand the difference.

Was is communist new speech which imposed such embellishment language or Poles themselves tried to pretend they lived on a higher level than they really did?
mafketis 29 | 9,508
18 Jul 2021 #122
, any sparkling wine was called champagne. Any fish roe was called caviar

Also true in the US at least until sometime in the 1980s... (and in everyday usage probably still) so that's not necessarily a communist thing.

On the other hand, I never understood why chicken Kiev is called 'de volaille' in Poland (or the dish known everywhere else as Russian (or Olivier) salad 'jarzynowa'...
OP pawian 178 | 15,900
18 Jul 2021 #123
Also true in the US at least until sometime in the 1980s

Wow, now you have been successful in giving me a big surprise!

why chicken Kiev is called 'de volaille' in Poland

de vollaile is of French origin so it sounds much nobler to most Poles. :):):)

Russian (or Olivier) salad 'jarzynowa'...

Knowing that most Poles sucked antiRussianism with their mothers` milk, it is quite easy to guess why. :):):)
Oathbreaker 1 | 216
19 Jul 2021 #124
Knowing that most Poles sucked antiRussianism

Some Poles were happy and smiling when they were "gifted" with nice apartments, front row seat in the trams, possibility of going to the theater during ww2 at the cost of almost everyone.

Then you got the same people doing the same thing for the Soviets, while people are being hunted like animals in the forests, imprisoned en masse while being starving to death, forcing them to lie to have anything close to a normal life to show as a proof as being loyal to Moscow.

Then you got of course clueless idiots who think they know best and are like a wall towards any information coming their way, cause it doesn't suit their current narrative their trying to push.

I wish for better relations with the Russians, but lying is not the way. Russians being unable to admit the truth about state policies performed by either Tsarist Russia or the Soviet Union is horrible

As it doesn't lead anywhere else then to hellish relations. They are unable to grasp single incidents as they are used to only having the state having the authority to perform anything and everything. So the action of a few individuals are automatically blamed as the result of the entire society.

They don't have individual responsibility, but rather group responsibility. Performed mostly by the state.


Home / History / Life in communist Poland - personal relations
BoldItalic [quote]
 
To post as Guest, enter a temporary username or login and post as a member.