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OP pawian 223 | 24,390
23 Mar 2024 #1,561
Ok.
Hint no 1
What is brother notion usually associated with???

Hint no 2 - in Polish, the order of words is different - brother patch.
:):)
Feniks - | 134
23 Mar 2024 #1,562
What is brother notion usually associated with???

The clergy?
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
23 Mar 2024 #1,563
clergy?

Sorry, no. That is too figurative a meaning. I meant the primary notion for brother................. hood
Feniks - | 134
23 Mar 2024 #1,564
People linked by a common or shared interest? I really don't have much idea. I would associate patch mainly with bikers but it's not going to be that.
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
23 Mar 2024 #1,565
People linked by a common or shared interest?

Yes!! A soul mate. Someone fitting closely to another like a patch to a piece of clothing. :):):

What does Polish idiomatic pollinate mean??

PS. I won`t torment you with this one - I just checked the online Polish dictionary and there is no such idiom - pollinate or zapylać meant rush, hurry, speed etc when I was a boy a few decades ago. Amasing!

patch mainly with bikers

?P?P?P??P{?P? Why bikers?
Feniks - | 134
23 Mar 2024 #1,566
Someone fitting closely to another like a patch to a piece of clothing. :):):

OK, now I get it.

pollinate or zapylać meant rush, hurry, speed etc when I was a boy a few decades ago.

I'm not sure how.....

Why bikers?

They wear embroidered patches on their leather jackets, often it's the name of the club they belong to e.g Hells Angels MC
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
23 Mar 2024 #1,567
I'm not sure how.....

Really?? Have you ever watched how bees and other bee-like insects pollinate??? Are they quick or slow in the act of pollinating?? And why quick???? :):):)

They wear embroidered patches on their leather jackets

I see. Amasing!
Alien 20 | 4,979
23 Mar 2024 #1,568
What does Polish idiomatic pollinate mean??

move quickly, zapierdalać.
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
23 Mar 2024 #1,569
move quickly

Exactly, but a little too late after I revealed the meaning. :):):):
However, you can still reveal your intelligence by answering my question above: Why do bees pollinate quickly??? Of course, I don`t mean vulgar competition for pollen etc. That would be too trivial. Go deeper than that. :):):)
Feniks - | 134
23 Mar 2024 #1,570
Really??

I was thinking of the literal meaning....
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
23 Mar 2024 #1,571
literal meaning.

But this thread deals with idioms..... ):):):)
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
28 Mar 2024 #1,572
Torq mentioned his new fish tank in another thread. What is the Polish swordfish in fish tanks?
mafketis 37 | 10,897
28 Mar 2024 #1,573
Polish swordfish in fish tanks?

This little guy? When I had aquariums as a kid we had some, officially called 'swordtails' we usually just called them swordfish...



jon357 74 | 22,054
28 Mar 2024 #1,574
When I had aquariums as a kid

I had some goldfish. They (and the plastic tank they came with) came from saving up coupons on the back of Chivers jelly (like jello-o) packets. I remember feeding them ants' eggs. Then we got a cat and he fished them out of the tank one by one.
mafketis 37 | 10,897
28 Mar 2024 #1,575
we got a cat and he fished them out of the tank one by one

Once I tried keeping more than one hermit crab in the same aquarium..... not recommended.....
Alien 20 | 4,979
28 Mar 2024 #1,576
got a cat and he fished them out of the tank one by one.

Haha, like Garfield
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
29 Mar 2024 #1,577
officially called 'swordtails' we usually just called them swordfish...

Exactly! Amasing fish! I started my first fish tank before I was 10. I didn`t realise then it was such a wonderful depression reducer. :):):)

got a cat and he fished them out of the tank one by one.
Haha, like Garfield

Or other less famous cats. BTW, talking about water, what is let ducks go???



mafketis 37 | 10,897
29 Mar 2024 #1,578
what is let ducks go???

my first thought... along the lines of 'let a bumblebee go' was that ducks were very wet f@rts....

but that was easy to look up so I'll let someone else guess....
Feniks - | 134
29 Mar 2024 #1,579
let ducks go

Puszczanie kaczek? Stone skipping?
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
29 Mar 2024 #1,580
Stone skipping?

Yes, exactly!

Let`s move to dupa thread.
Feniks - | 134
13 Apr 2024 #1,581
It's been a while since I put forward an idiom.

Don't be afraid of the frog - what does it mean?
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
15 Apr 2024 #1,582
Don't be afraid of the frog

The frog is in the water so it won`t butt you - that`s the remaining part of the rhymed idiom. Did you know it? :):):)



Feniks - | 134
16 Apr 2024 #1,583
Did you know it?

Truthfully, no I didn't .

You're obviously familiar with it though so I guess you know the meaning.
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
2 days ago #1,584
though so I guess you know the meaning

Yes, coz I used to use it a lot in 1980s when it came into being.
But it surprised and worried me that nobody else replied. It is a popular idiom.
Feniks - | 134
1 day ago #1,585
But it surprised and worried me that nobody else replied

Maybe people were busy on other threads at the time I posted it. In general though this thread and the riddle ones aren't that popular. I do find that strange to be honest.

What is meant by 'To not be in the sauce' ?
Lenka 5 | 3,475
1 day ago #1,586
The thing is I try not to participate in this thread in the guessing part as it's not really fair on people like you.
Feniks - | 134
1 day ago #1,587
it's not really fair on people like you.

I get that Lenka but considering that most people on this forum aren't Polish I'm just surprised that there is a general lack of interest.

I think that mostly I'm just up for a challenge!
Lenka 5 | 3,475
1 day ago #1,588
There are few reasons I would say.
1- not all people have your passion for puzzles
2- not all have sufficient knowledge of Polish and world in general to get the right conclusions
3 - a big group is just trolls having no interest in anything but arguing
4- the forum is slowly dying out
Feniks - | 134
1 day ago #1,589
Reasons 3 and 4 are definitely valid :(
johnny reb 49 | 7,098
1 day ago #1,590
What is meant by 'To not be in the sauce' ?

"sauce" is a slang name for alcoholic beverages 🍸🍺


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