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a linguistic explanation for Polish parking.


Trevek 26 | 1,702
15 Oct 2011 #1
A colleague commented today that the Polish phrase for parking translates as "on the parking", which could explain why Polish drivers park ON the lines of the bays rather than IN them.

Any thoughts?
Wedle 16 | 496
15 Oct 2011 #2
Any thoughts?

They park to occupy the total space they are paying for. Old socialist attitude get what you are paying for, its all about me.

Why should they make life easier for people outside their space, they are paying for it.
OP Trevek 26 | 1,702
15 Oct 2011 #3
Why should they make life easier for people outside their space, they are paying for it.

Even in free parking spaces?
Wedle 16 | 496
15 Oct 2011 #4
Even more so, if its free grab as much as you can before anyone else does. Because its FREE.
OP Trevek 26 | 1,702
15 Oct 2011 #5
lol, makes sense.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
16 Oct 2011 #6
It annoys me that at my local Biedronka they insist on parking as close as possible to the entrance , not in the parking bays , so they don,t have to move thier fat asses any further than they have to...

I am sure if the doors were wider they would drive the dam car into the shop....
f stop 25 | 2,513
16 Oct 2011 #7
I am sure if the doors were wider they would drive the dam car into the shop....

I have a brilliant idea... lol
wildrover 98 | 4,451
16 Oct 2011 #8
It wouldn,t be a drive through Biedronks would it...?
isthatu2 4 | 2,704
16 Oct 2011 #9
I am sure if the doors were wider they would drive the dam car into the shop....

Nah, thats the French :)
Still cant get over the french reg' car pulled up in the middle of a road leaving town,right across the white lines, while the driver and passenger looked at a map......
wildrover 98 | 4,451
16 Oct 2011 #10
Nah, thats the French

Ah...them what invented the 2cv
isthatu2 4 | 2,704
16 Oct 2011 #11
Or "scary death trap" when you are pooteling along on the M1 in your father in laws ......
OP Trevek 26 | 1,702
16 Oct 2011 #12
Nah, thats the French :)

I hear in Paris they park without a handbrake so the other cars can nudge them along if they need more space.

Not sure how it works sideways.
isthatu2 4 | 2,704
16 Oct 2011 #13
Lols, that would not surprise me one bit :)
Mind,dont get me wrong, Ive a sneaking admiration for the French and their sense of anarchy and stuff you attitude :)

Should I mention the Polish reg' 6 tonne + truck that thought the other week that it was fine to park right across a road junction to unload outside one of the FIVE Polski Skleps ( + 1 Polish take away,a Polish Bar/ restuarant and a Polish only,by the signs, tanning shop....)on one short street in Doncaster? :)
boletus 30 | 1,366
16 Oct 2011 #14
Not sure how it works sideways.

Easy! Three or four guys start pushing on suspension springs: one, two, three - and sideways we go! I saw it working well on deux chevaux, even if they were parked nose to trunk.


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