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How do You Pronounce, "Polaczkow"?


citizen67 6 | 191
9 Feb 2013  #1
How do You Pronounce, "Polaczkow"?

I can't quite get mouth/head around how to pronounce it?
APF 4 | 106
9 Feb 2013  #2
Polatschkuw
jkb - | 198
9 Feb 2013  #4
I guess like this: [pɔ'latʂkuf]
Paulina 9 | 1,448
9 Feb 2013  #5
I wonder, why do you want to know how to pronounce this rather derogatory term for "Poles"?
OP citizen67 6 | 191
9 Feb 2013  #6
It is a Polish word I keep coming across, used by Poles, no-one in any other knows the word let alone uses it.
What does it mean exactly?
is it Something the American expression "White Trash", or that new word the English hav come up with, "Chav"?
Paulina 9 | 1,448
9 Feb 2013  #7
It is a Polish word I keep coming across, used by Poles,

On the internet?

IWhat does it mean exactly?

Grammatically "Polaczki" is a diminutive of "Polacy" (Poles). But as far as I know it's used solely in a derogatory way (or ironical, at best). I guess one can say that it's an equivalent of "Pollacken" in German and "Polacks" in English.
OP citizen67 6 | 191
9 Feb 2013  #8
On the internet?

Yes.

I got the feeling it a put-down word, I thought, for rough, poor, uneducated Poles, maybe something like "Hill Billy" in America, is this right ? or is it more like a "Little Polanda" put down, or the Swedish, "Swen Swendson", "typical Swede" put down?
hudsonhicks 21 | 346
9 Feb 2013  #9
Unfortunately most Poles in the UK are "Polaczkow".
Losers, beggars, scroungers and criminals.


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