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"Poland Syndrome" should be renamed


johnny reb 24 | 4,293
23 Jul 2020 #1
Since the Poland Syndrome has nothing to do with Poland it should be re named.
It was named after the British surgeon Sir Alfred Poland because he had the first known case of the syndrome.
To link such a thing to the country of Poland is just not right.
Your thoughts on something so degrading to Poland.
pawian 171 | 12,080
23 Jul 2020 #2
yes, and they should abort using Poland Spring!
Also, Polish hotdog!
Whenever I hear that last phrase, I wanna puke.
OP johnny reb 24 | 4,293
23 Jul 2020 #3
Those two products are from Poland while Polish Syndrome has no connection what so ever with Poland.
Or were just trying to be comedic again ?
pawian 171 | 12,080
23 Jul 2020 #4
Of course they aren`t from Poland. Now you are kidding us that you don`t know it. :)
OP johnny reb 24 | 4,293
23 Jul 2020 #5
Poland Maine or were you too short for that one ?
pawian 171 | 12,080
23 Jul 2020 #6
Ha! But we were talking about Poland as a state/country, not a town in Maine.
OP johnny reb 24 | 4,293
23 Jul 2020 #7
No, we were talking about the derogatory name of Poland Syndrome and how it should be re named.
pawian 171 | 12,080
23 Jul 2020 #8
Yes, and I added two other derogatory names for products which have no connection with Poland what so ever. You know, if we fight for a Polish cause, we must unite our forces, mustn`t we??????

Look at this propaganda poster, does it ring the bell???



OP johnny reb 24 | 4,293
23 Jul 2020 #9
Yes, you are correct again and I am glad you agree with me.
pawian 171 | 12,080
23 Jul 2020 #10
Great. I am also happy to work in such unison with you. So, let`s put Poland Syndrome on the waiting list for future consideration and let`s first deal with Poland Spring which defaces the good opinion about Poland in the US in the most horrenduous way. Did you know they sell ordinary ground water ???? We can`t remain silent about such scam!

vox.com/the-goods/2019/4/3/18292549/poland-spring-water-nestle-lawsuit-spring-water
nytimes.com/2019/03/29/business/poland-spring-water.html



OP johnny reb 24 | 4,293
23 Jul 2020 #11
Did you know they sell ordinary ground water ????

What do you want them to sell, rainwater ?
Did you know that it is against the law to sell any States natural resource yet the State sell Nestlé a license to steal millions upon millions of gallons of water to sell at a hefty profit.

We can`t remain silent about such scam!

You bet it is a scam as the local people's water wells get sucked dry.
Where does the licensing money go ?
Now if you take my thread off - topic again I will kick you in the nuts.
Spike31 3 | 1,726
23 Jul 2020 #12
I've never heard about this disease ever before so I checked it. It was named after a British surgeon Alfred Poland
pawian 171 | 12,080
23 Jul 2020 #13
What do you want them to sell, rainwater ?

No, but ordinary ground water isn`t spring water, in fact. The difference is collossal. Is your well water spring water? Of course not, it is just ground water.

it is against the law to sell any States natural resource yet the State sell Nestlé a license to steal millions upon millions of gallons

Who took the giant bribe, then???

Where does the licensing money go ?

Hmm, to the Mafia? I have just finished reading the Godfather.

Now if you take my thread off - topic again I will kick you in the nuts.

I thought we have an alliance for the Polish cause???
Spike31 3 | 1,726
23 Jul 2020 #14
It was named after the British surgeon Sir Alfred Poland

I've repeated your post. Time to have a coffee
Poloniusz 2 | 63
23 Jul 2020 #15
Since the Poland Syndrome has nothing to do with Poland it should be re named.

Agreed. Poland as a country is more commonly known than someone in Britain who died nearly 150 years ago.

Thanks to centuries of hostility towards Poland the continued misattribution of the name Poland to a deformity would only make the ill-informed assume it is genetic to those of Polish heritage and could also give anti-Poland haters a motive to bully both sufferers of this condition and Poles in general.

The medical establish could and should come up with a different medical term.

It is a good time to do so as well. Coincidently, a male-hating feminist "doctor" in Australia wants male-named body parts remained because they of course offend her.

New push to RENAME body parts like the Adam's apple and Achilles' tendon because they are 'irrelevant and misogynistic'

Link to the headline: dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8537393/Sexist-body-terms-like-Adams-apple-no-longer-used-doctor-says.html
OP johnny reb 24 | 4,293
23 Jul 2020 #16
the name Poland to a deformity would only make the ill-informed assume it is genetic to those of Polish heritage

Exactly and that was my point.
The Polish have some of the strongest genetics in the world.

ordinary ground water isn`t spring water,

I beg to differ.
Technically speaking, well water and spring water comes from the same place.

Is your well water spring water? Of course not, it is just ground water.

In fact it is spring water pawian. Where I live there are many artesian wells that bubble out of the sandy ground.
I have a real nice one on my property that I had to tap into for the water in my house which flows non stop 24/7/365 with ice cold pure water tested with no interference in it.

100% pure and extremely cold and it is free.
pawian 171 | 12,080
24 Jul 2020 #17
Coincidently, a male-hating feminist "doctor" in Australia wants male-named body parts remained because they of course offend her.

Wow, so far your written English has been flawless, until this sentence. You must have been thinking of sth else in the meantime. E.g., of mons Venus. It should also be renamed, shouldn`t it??

I beg to differ. Technically speaking, well water and spring water comes from the same place.

Yes, but you focus on the crude origin/source while I prefer to look at trace elements and minerals content in water. Spring water has more of them than ordinary ground water.

Besides, spring water should be derived from deep underground sources. Nestle has been accused of taking their Poland Spring from shallow ground levels.
pawian 171 | 12,080
25 Jul 2020 #18
Apart from Poland Syndrome and Poland Spring, we also mentioned Polish hot dog. Guys, especially Pol Ams, you can learn a Polish saying: the Polish hotdog sausage didn`t even lie next to true original Polish sausage. Can you guess what it means??

Or they call it Polish meaning not sausage but pickled cucumber?


  • Yukky hot dog
pawian 171 | 12,080
26 Jul 2020 #19
Also, I suppose the English language speakers should drop using the verb/noun "polish."

Firstly, I am sick and tired of seeing/hearing language courses for foreigners ads with that cliche phrase: Polish your Polish. It is so silly.

Next, when I see boxes/packets with shoe polish, I also feel disgusted. The linguistic establishment could and should come up with a different term.

Enough of that centuries-long hostility to Poland!!!
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
26 Jul 2020 #20
feel disgusted

I also strongly dislike the way that we use "to polish off something". It implies gluttony and greed, and could be changed to "Russian off". For instance, "oh, she Russianed off those leftovers".
pawian 171 | 12,080
26 Jul 2020 #21
and could be changed to "Russian off".

Ironside will protest as usual coz his buddies from Kremlin troll factory are sensitive to such things.
pawian 171 | 12,080
27 Jul 2020 #22
Next, when I see boxes/packets with shoe polish, I also feel disgusted.

Fortunately, some producers decorate the boxes with animal images: kangaroo, kiwi bird, cat, bufallo, eagle, horse, rhino, dog, penguin, griffin. Then I am completely disarmed and withdraw my objections.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,212
28 Jul 2020 #23
with shoe polish, I also feel disgusted

Does nail polish have the same effect? ;-)
pawian 171 | 12,080
28 Jul 2020 #24
Somehow I forgot about it. But I think there is another name for that, I seldom see polish on those little bottles.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,212
28 Jul 2020 #25
I think there is another name for that

Years ago in the UK, it used to be called nail varnish, but these days evryone uses polish.
pawian 171 | 12,080
28 Jul 2020 #26
How about nail enamel? That`s the word I was talking about.



Chemikiem 6 | 2,212
28 Jul 2020 #27
I've heard of it but wouldn't say it's as commonly used as nail polish.
pawian 171 | 12,080
28 Jul 2020 #28
And that should be changed too. Especially that there is a better word: Enamel. So beautiful. It reminds me of Emanuel, an important first name in the Bible.
jon357 63 | 15,068
28 Jul 2020 #29
Perhaps we should change the name of the north and south poles too...
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
28 Jul 2020 #30
Yes, absolutely. We wouldn't want anyone getting offended, so perhaps we could change them to "North British Point" and "South British Point" to remind everyone of the glorious Empire?


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