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anubis   
16 Aug 2009
Language / -ski/-ska, -scy/ski, -wicz - Polish surnames help [169]

Polish surnames ending in -icz indicate roots in the eastern part of Poland - what is now Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine. As for Jewish names w. same ending - the Jewish pale of settlement in czarist Russia was located in those regions, hence the surnames.
anubis   
6 Jun 2009
Food / Poland known for their sweets? [67]

Prince Polo suffered severe loss in quality since it was bought by Kraft Jacobs Suchard.
I was afraid (and Polish chocolates are a serious matter to me) that similar fate would await the 155-yr old Wedel brand when it was taken over by Cadbury. So far, no tragic consequences. Torcik Wedlowski, which was always superior to Prince Polo, remained excellent, as did their other products.
anubis   
19 May 2009
Travel / Starbucks in Poland? [149]

As a coffee fiend I always have to ask for extra shots at Starbucks

Aaah....a fellow red-eye fan. I thought it was only New Yorkers who ask for that.
anubis   
12 May 2009
Food / Why carp for Polish Christmas? [157]

people in Poland eat carp for Christmas Eve

Not everybody eats carp - in my family we had szczupak - northern pike. Still in aspic, with stuffing, but pike, not carp.
anubis   
5 May 2009
Love / Polish Pet Names For Girls. [155]

Compilation of polish pet names for girls by the poet/satirist Andrzej Waligórski:

Kotuś, Pieseczek, Chrabąszczyk, Myszka,
Pchełka, Jagniątko, £asiczka, Liszka,
Chrząszczyk, Motylek, Krówka, Biedronka,
Kureczka, Kózka, Wróbelek, Stonka,
Jeżyk, Słowiczek, Słoniczka, Muszka,
Miś, Karaluszek, Świerszczyk, Papużka,
Pszczółka, Jabłuszko, Agrest, Malinka,
Jagódka, Gruszka, Śliwka, Jeżynka,
Różyczka, Bratek, Goździk, Lilijka,
Chaber, Stokrotka, Bzik, Konwalijka,
Burak, Buraczek, Groszek, Marchewka,
Seler, Pietruszka, Por i Brukiewka,
Dzionek, Dzioneczek, Gwiazda, Gwiazdeczka,
Słonko, Słoneczko, Drożynka Mleczna,
Psipsia, Kruszynka i jeszcze parę
- to są imiona Mojej Starej.
anubis   
22 Apr 2009
Food / Your favourite Polish foods! [180]

Kisiel is made of fruit juices thickened with potato starch, though these days you can buy little packets of commercially produced instant kisiel (horrible tasting). And I totally understand your dislike of it - weird texture!