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4 Feb 2007
Language / Polish Swear Words [1242]

cymbal... djurniu

sounds like a friendly church

Hey, he can always go back to the church and confess :)
4 Feb 2007
Language / Polish Swear Words [1242]

To settle some posts above:

"Dziewka" is a very old word and means a young, unmarried woman. Very often it was used for a servant in some noble homes. Just as "parobek" was used for a young, unmarried man, also a servant. Dziewka and parobek were always peasants. The words would never be used to describe a daughter of a son of aristocratic family.

"Dziwka" is a word still used for a woman sleeping around, a lighter version of a wh**e, I guess...
1 Feb 2007
Life / Do you think that Polish people are rude? [951]

I spent well over a half of my life in the US. I love the distance between people when standing in line to buy, let's say a movie ticket or a popcorn. The slightest, untended touch of bodies causes immediate acknowledgment - "I'm sorry".

To avoid touching a person when passing in a tight place there is always "Excuse me" - just in case. "Thank you" and "You're welcome" are as common as bread and water.

Too much politeness is never wrong.
I traveled on the train in Poland on my last visit. I was almost knocked down by this woman passing by quickly and there was not a word of apology... like I didn't exist.

I still could not see the welcoming smile of a person behind a counter. Often, it was almost like 'take it or leave it".

I'm sure there are stores who may operate more friendly, but there seem not enough of them yet.
25 Jan 2007
Life / Favourite Polish movies? [107]

I am so behind. I only saw Vinci. It was OK. I made a note of the movies mentioned and rent them. See what i'm "missing' :)

There was a polish movie festival in Chicago last November and I went to see one movie. I don't remember the title, but it was a "mafia" movie. IT WAS HORRIBLE! Sorry.

I did not want to see any other one after that.
21 Jan 2007
Life / Do you think that Polish people are rude? [951]

Polish people could use the phrase 'excuse me' a bit more often.

I agree, besides they would call when they say will call, they will write when they say will write, they will take care of an issue when they say they will etc.

And, they are the members of my family!!! My two polish friends are even worse, but I'm used to expectations are low and I know they need to be reminded and they will do it at their sweet convenience.

Therefore, I really prefer to work with american people and I really like my american friends.
21 Jan 2007
Life / Do you think that Polish people are rude? [951]

"hows things?" "hows your day?" "busy?"

How are you? How are you doing?, the above questions and other variety of them are a big part of the English language and culture. They are great ice breakers and , not asking is considered rude, like there is something missing...Yes, it is somewhat meaningless between strangers, but I'm yet to meet someone who resented it. :)

It's just a part of the culture and works great.

It is definitely different than in Poland. I grew up without asking this type of questions, so I can understand Iwona's frustration." How are you" question was reserved for friends or family members, I did not see for months or years. When, you asked, you really wanted to know and they were happy to tell you all that happened since the last time. Very warm.

It would be nice to know how it works in all other languages and cultures. Anybody?
21 Jan 2007
Life / Alcohol problems of Polish people [141]

Drinking it accepted as a way of socializing nowadays. Unfortunately, some people tend to socialize this way too often. At some point, the person may drink at home alone or look for a company at the neighborhood bar. That's all it takes. A "drinking gene" or not.

My father was also drinking - a lot. I should be having the "drinking gene", but I don't think I do. And, I'm never afraid to have a drink when I go to a party.

The 'drinking gene" is just an easy excuse for many and a valid one for a small percentage of true alcoholics.
20 Jan 2007
Love / Polish Girls vs Russian Girls [813]


Whoa! Were you foaming from your mouth typing it? So, after you wipe off the spit from you keyboard call the therapist. You are one angry person and your post is really trollish.
17 Jan 2007
Life / Polish Nursery Rhymes [243]

about a mouse hiding under a rock.

Uciekaj, myszko, do dziury,
niech cię nie złapie kot bury!
Bo jak cię złapie kot bury,
to cię obedrze ze skóry!

Run little mouse to a hole
so the grey cat will not catch you!
Because if the grey cat catches you
he will pull your skin off!

:) not really nice, but maybe this was the song?
Children also play a game singing this song...
14 Jan 2007
Life / What I miss and don't miss about Poland [64]

mine stands errect it must be at least 14 inches

Ha, ha, ha - well put Wroclaw :) I'm sure you don't need to have an alarm clock in the morning!
I wish I could have one in my yard...The last time I went to Poland I taped a rooster crowing and every time I watch the tape it just makes me smile.
12 Jan 2007
Love / Is Indian/Polish relationship possible? [370]

I see many and know a couple of American men with Asian women. I'm yet to see one with an Indian woman. However, Indian men are often seen with white women.

I work with a very cute Indian girl of 27 - born and raised in the US almost "throwing" herself at young men the office. No takers so far...
10 Jan 2007
Life / Customs - First Holy Communion in Poland [42]

Invited guests also buy gold jewelry i.e. small earrings or a neckless with a cross. A wrist watch (no, not a gold one) is also a popular item.

Very often, it is the first time a girl gets a real jewelry.
7 Jan 2007
Language / Caring/loving words in Polish? [90]

Te two first ones - my dearest, my beloved,
kotus, koteczek come from a cat - meaning warm and cuddly,
misiaczek is a teddy bear like, only you my teddy bear, again something loved, cherished...
moje szczescie - my happiness.

I can add "tygrysik" as baby tiger...:) and, which man does not want to be called a tiger!

I know it may sound odd in english, but no polish men would mind any of the words.
7 Jan 2007
Language / Caring/loving words in Polish? [90]

moj najdrozszy, moj ukochany, kochanie moje, kotus, koteczek, misiaczek, tylko ty misiaczku, moje szczescie :)
6 Jan 2007
Genealogy / Are all Poles blue eyed and blonde? [451]

My dog has brown eyes and brown hair

Krysia, I like your menagerie! :)

And, I don't even have a cat!
I used love playing with farm animals back in Poland when I grew up. They all had names and responded to them. It was amazing. I would walk outside and called "Pelasiaaaaa" and could see my guinea fowl running to me...I stick out my arm and she flew up and perched. She loved cottage cheese this funny bird. Sometime I cheated her and held a piece of paper in my hand..she followed me like a puppy. She looked "pissed" when I dropped it and it was only a paper! My favorite chicken Ciacia was also my feathered dog, following me around. She never ended as a chicken soup, she was killed by a red fox... I was in tears for days.

There was also my favorite baby lamb Puszek...Ok, that's enough. I could go on and on with my farm animal stories... :)

It did not matter what color of their eyes or their feathers were...They belonged to the "fowl" species. So, the same goes for our human species - ethnicity, race, eye and hair color...doesn't matter - still the same kind of "animal" :)
4 Jan 2007
Language / Polish sayings [236]

You're funny, :) you don't really want the words on the wall!

But, in case you do "pocaluj mnie w dupe"
1 Jan 2007
Life / Do Polish People steal a lot? [330]

Babylon, there are lots of people like your father in the US. Personally, I can't imagine a life in a foreign country without the language, but it can be done. There are polish employers, doctors, dentists, all types of polish stores, restaurants, travel name it.

One can live quite comfortably in their own polish world in the middle of a huge, English speaking city... :)
30 Dec 2006
Love / Polish girls attitudes towards sex. [568]

but do all Polish women want to the mirror image of all things USA?

and what would be wrong with that? They may learn to ask for help in cooking and cleaning instead of thinking that's just their job at home. I still see a lot of married polish women who never have time for themselves. They are expected to bring income and take care of the house as well.

I commend the husbands who do help, but many don't.
29 Dec 2006
Love / Polish girls attitudes towards sex. [568]

And...that's why we all wear diamond rings (big ones mind you), we drive the most expensive cars and live in expensive suites paid for by johns (instead of cleaning them), we all wear mink furs and we don't really have to work for a living. :)
29 Dec 2006
Language / Polish Swear Words [1242]

Gabby, you don't want to know the translation. Whoever wrote this was extremelymean and abusive. (He dared to write this, because he knew you'll not understand it).

Just forget it.
28 Dec 2006
Language / Polish Swear Words [1242]

Country wedding songs are usually dirty, but fun to listen to. I know which one you mean "pytala sie pani".
Some good wedding singers make up words to apply to the bride or groom. Not to mention the in-laws!
27 Dec 2006
Language / Polish Swear Words [1242]

You can also say "F**** off" to someone who bothers you and you don't like it... :)

You 'F**** up" if you mess up - no matter what it is!

It's good to know this kind of words, but they do not suit every company or circumstances since they are offensive. Be careful using them.
26 Dec 2006
Language / Polish Swear Words [1242]

Sounds like you were a very cute, hyper child who could not sit still :)

Usiadz paskuda! psiakrew!
26 Dec 2006
Language / Polish Swear Words [1242]

( ushownz)

it is "usiadz" which means - "sit down"

( pas-coo-ra)

not sure. Could it be pas-coo-da?

Then it could be "paskuda", which means ugly, very ugly..
However, it is a teasing, joking word said to a beatuful woman or a young girl, and she knows that she is not.
24 Dec 2006
Language / Polish Swear Words [1242]

The two words are not pronounced the same in polish.
The bad word (chuje) sounds like "whoyeh" and the good one (to feel) - "chooyeh"

Hope it helps :)
23 Dec 2006
Language / Polish sayings [236]

Na Boze Narodzenie przybywa dnia na kurze stapienie, a na Nowy Rok na barani skok - At X-mas we gain light at the size of chicken's step, at New Year the size of ram's jump.

Boze Narodzenie po wodzie, Wielkanoc po lodzie - Rainy X-mas, frosty Easter.
(can be reversed, it's a way of forecasting the spring)

Are they Polish sayings?

Yes, I heard them all :)

Modli sie pod figura a diabla ma za skora - he(she) prays but has a devil under the skin.

Pan Bogu swieczke, a diablu ogarek - A candle for God, a stump for the devil (said about two faced people)

Jakby suka nie dala to by pies nie wzial - if the ***** did not put out the dog would not hump her.