The BEST Guide to POLAND
Unanswered  |  Archives 
 
 
User: Guest

Posts by urszula  

Joined: 31 Aug 2007 / Female ♀
Last Post: 7 Jul 2012
Threads: Total: 1 / Live: 0 / Archived: 1
Posts: Total: 253 / Live: 144 / Archived: 109
From: USA

Displayed posts: 144 / page 1 of 5
sort: Latest first   Oldest first   |
urszula   
7 Jul 2012
Genealogy / my Polish Grandfather in Hitler Youth? HOW? [65]

The Germans would capture the Polish youth and utilize them in their army. The Germans would invade homes, kill everyone or torture them and then force the Polish young men to become Nazis. This way many, many Polish young men were fighting against their own country.

I know this because this happened to my ancestors, and heard this from many survivors. Your grandfather was Polish but forced into the German army.
urszula   
6 May 2012
Life / Why is circumcision not practiced in Poland? [691]

This should be a decision for men who turn 18. Either they can mutilate themselves or not, but don't do it on innocent babies.
It hurts just the same wheather you're 18 or just born, except babies can't talk.
Shaved heads and shaved dicks look the same.
urszula   
2 May 2012
USA, Canada / A few things Polish people can do in Florida... [10]

There is a large Polish community in Sarasota and Venice.
Contact the "Pierogi Inn" Polish store in Sarasota, they know every Pole around.
941-929-0101

Good Luck
urszula   
17 Apr 2012
Life / Why is circumcision not practiced in Poland? [691]

but your charge that mothers and fathers who allow this are stupid, or don't love their child, is baseless, and makes you sound like a Wiesniak. It is because they choose to look at the medical benefits and because we love our children, and we care about the future wives of the boys, that we do this.

Watch a video how it's done. It's better to worry about what is happening now than what "might" happen in the future. Edit. How many wives do you think there might be?
urszula   
16 Apr 2012
Life / Why is circumcision not practiced in Poland? [691]

Circumcision is routinely practiced, in the USA,

It isn't. You have a choice, nobody is forcing you to do this to your child. Some people don't know any better and put their kid under the knife. Women prefer unaultered males anyway.

It's interesting how guys who were mutilated defend themselves. Lol.

and they cite multiple health benefits of circumcision.

Why do they do this to innocent children then? Do it when you grow up and can make your own decission.
urszula   
14 Apr 2012
Life / Why is circumcision not practiced in Poland? [691]

It's barbaric like in a horror movie, a tradition brought in by the jews. A baby feels this mutilation. Mothers who allow this to be done to their children are either stupid, insensitive or don't love thier child. Besides, it looks ugly.
urszula   
12 Jan 2012
Travel / Your best memory after visiting Poland [41]

The destination: a monestary

Was that the kameduly monestery in Bielany or the monastery in Tyniec?
My trip to Poland 4 months ago took us to Zakopane, walking up and down the Krupowki, with a very interesting market, with lots of things to see. Took a ride on a tratwa down the Dunajec. They picked us up from our house and drove us to the launching spot, later they drove us around the Zakopane area visitng old castles and a wooden church. The spływ on the Dunajec was beautiful. The guides were telling jokes and legends the whole time, weather was perfect and we came home with unforgettable memories. And about a 1000 pictures.
urszula   
18 Sep 2011
Love / Do Polish men make good husbands? [106]

Seriously? Where exactly are those observations from?

From my observations. I was mowing the lawn one day and a Polak comes and says he will do that. Like wtf? Can't even mow the lawn? It's good exercise, easy work and every woman in America uses a lawnmower. In Poland women don't work as hard as in America, that's why Polish men think they know everything, yet they know nothing.

And unless you're a Polish woman, you know how to use a guy, but American women tend to be more honest on the average.
urszula   
16 Sep 2011
Love / Do Polish men make good husbands? [106]

I was married to one for 3 months until I found out he only wanted a green card. He was extremely jelous if I talked to another guy or if someone called me, he was very moody, one moment he was very nice, buys flowers, next he blows up for no reason. I also noticed Polish men think they are superior to women, they think women can't drive cars, can't do construction work, can't ride motorcycles and they have an opinion that women should do other stuff and leave cars and mechanical stuff to men, but in the US women do that stuff all the time which Polish men don't understand.

I say get to know the guy real good and don't rush into any kind of marriage because you will be stuck with him forever and if the marriage falls apart for some unforseen reason, it's a pain to get unstuck. Also people change after marriage. So get to know him before you do something stupid. Don't let your emotions get you carried away.
urszula   
7 Sep 2011
Travel / Traveling to Poland from USA for family research [7]

Some car rentals won't let you drive to another country, in case it gets stolen, it's out of their jurisdiction.
We also have counties in the US, townships, villages, cities, states.
Who you looking for in the Szczepanski clan?
urszula   
28 Aug 2011
Love / Expecting a baby with Polish partner - "multi-cultural pregnancy/parenting"? [45]

You cant bombard a baby early on with two different languages IMO, they'll just become confused

No they won't. I speak only Polish to my children and their father speaks english to them. They are not confused. They automatically translate words into the other language, they are more advanced in school because their brains aare more developed. They do not mix words from one language with the other. Teach your child the other language as soon as it's born because as people get older, they speak with an accent. Also if you live in the US, english will be no problem to learn, as the child watches TV, goes to school and hears the english language everyday, so when at home, the emphasis should be the another language.
urszula   
29 Jul 2011
USA, Canada / Moving from United Kingdom to USA. Is it worth it? [136]

May it fall fast and hard. War mongering cancer deserves all thats coming its way with the crises.

What did the American people do to you? many of us don't like Obama, don't want wars, we want our troops back, we could care less about fighting wars in other countries. We want to raise our families in peace, go to college, get a degree, buy a house, lead a normal life.

Watch what you are saying here, it will come back to you.
urszula   
28 Jul 2011
Life / Struggling young Polish couple - try to solve their problem [176]

Why don't they shop around and look for reasonable rent? people strive all over the world, not only in Poland. There are two of them, they can split the bill. Why don't they find a better paying job? Work overtime? Start their own business? Find a cheaper apartment? Live with family and save? Possibilities are endless.
urszula   
17 Jul 2011
USA, Canada / Why are Polish restaurants not successful in the USA? [698]

Poles hate lamb

Lamb - baranina - is very popular in Poland, sometimes it's hard to find but if you're in Zakopane, everything is made with baranina. They have so many sheep there that they got nothing better to do then to milk them.

Polish pizza is the one loaded with ketchup. Not something eaten in America.
urszula   
16 Jul 2011
Travel / How welcoming is Poland for an American visitor? And great places to visit. [43]

Poland is welcoming, but went you stride the sidewalk looking around like a tourist and stick out like a sore thumb there is a chance you might get mugged.

Be careful when in a crowded bus or tramway, they like to pickpocket. If you do rent a car, make sure it has anti theft installed. Driving is dangerous in Poland, many drunk drivers or they try to run you off the road forcing you onto the shoulder.

Just my observations from visiting Poland.
urszula   
16 Jul 2011
USA, Canada / Why are Polish restaurants not successful in the USA? [698]

Polish restaurants do well in Polish communities. The pierogi are bland, fattening no flavor and rarely spiced up. Most Polish people like bland food that's why Polish restaurants do good only with Polish communities. Mexican and Chinese tastes a lot better than Polish, has more kick to it.
urszula   
16 Jul 2011
USA, Canada / Why are Polish restaurants not successful in the USA? [698]

Polish food isn't the greatest in the world, only for Poles it is and reading through the posts, most of the Poles on here call others who don't like Polish food, trolls. You can't force tripe, czarnina or milk soup down someones throat because you think it's the greatest. Just get over it, not everyone likes Polish food in America. Calling someone a troll won't change the mind either.

Moderators, such as pigtx shouldn't be biased and call others trolls just because they express their view on the topic.
urszula   
15 Jul 2011
USA, Canada / Why are Polish restaurants not successful in the USA? [698]

In Chicago where there are millions of Poles, the Polish restaurants are thriving. In other states, where there are many Germans, the German restaurants are popular. Not every black person, Chinese, Italian, Asian, Mexican or Jewish likes Polish food. Some is tasty, some isn't ( like czarnina, flaki ) and all those immigrants that sit in America prefer foods from their home country. Why do some Poles think that Polish food is the best in the world? Much of it is unhealthy and greasy, such as the greasy kielbasa or pierogi fried on bacon bits. Not everybody enjoys heartburn. The trend in America now is to eat healthy foods.
urszula   
9 Jul 2011
Language / Why is the Polish language so difficult? [246]

I never had a problem with them learning that. Letters represent different sounds in different languages - not much to learn there

You must had smart students. No matter how much you tell them to say "ing", they always say "ink"
urszula   
8 Jul 2011
Language / Why is the Polish language so difficult? [246]

Most people would disagree

I teach english to Polish people and they find it a very hard language to learn. They cannot understand why the word "is" isn't pronounced "eez". It depends on the person, some learn faster than others. I learned Polish very quickly and thought it was very easy and simple.
urszula   
8 Jul 2011
Language / Why is the Polish language so difficult? [246]

Why is the Polish language so difficult?

Poles say the same about english. Actually polish is easier than English because how you see it, that's how it's read. in English you have words that read differently, like:

"Read". You can say "reed" or you can say "red".
Or words that sound alike but have differenty meaning and spelling:
"too" or "to"
"their" or "there"
Poles find that very confusing.