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Sentences: stół z powyłamywanymi nogami / Nasi przodkowie na mchu jadali


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
26 Aug 2015 #1
The ability to say "stół z powyłamywanymi nogami" was once used to unmask a kraut with fair, albeit not native knowledge of Polish. They nearly always got tongue-tied.

Now UK refugee expats (who couldn't make it in their own country and have effectively sought asylum in Poland) can be asked the significance of this sentence:

Nasi przodkowie na mchu jadali. -- Our ancestors ate (while seated) on moss.
jon357 63 | 14,255
26 Aug 2015 #2
So what? It isn't a difficult thing to say. Also, most people's ancestors sat down on moss at some time, provided they didn't mind getting a wet arse.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,675
26 Aug 2015 #3
Now UK refugee expats (who couldn't make it in their own country and have effectively sought asylum in Poland)

yeh that is rubbish, if you couldn't make it in UK, you wont make it in Poland either, it is far tougher.
I really do wish u would inform yourself before making your silly little anti Brit posts. Get a life yourself instead of whining about other people's, old man.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,788
26 Aug 2015 #4
Now UK refugee expats (who couldn't make it in their own country and have effectively sought asylum in Poland)

Any evidence of that, Polonius?
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
26 Aug 2015 #5
evidence

It's obvious. Any evidence to the contrary? With a very few exceptions (dipomats, missionaries, etc.) people emirgate to improve their lot.
jon357 63 | 14,255
26 Aug 2015 #6
"Now UK refugee expats (who couldn't make it in their own country and have effectively sought asylum in Poland")
yeh that is rubbish, if you couldn't make it in UK, you wont make it in Poland either, it is far tougher.

I missed that bit. I wonder why he says that, especially since some of us were doing very nicely before and came for all sorts of reasons. Especially since he's an immigrant himself.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,675
26 Aug 2015 #7
yeh Polonius, you have a little plastic body and waving orange hair and you live under a bridge.
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
26 Aug 2015 #8
sat down on moss

Ha-ha, you failed the test. Your deportation order has already been posted so you can start packing.
Polsyr 6 | 769
26 Aug 2015 #9
Staying out of this one while watching with tepid curiosity
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,675
26 Aug 2015 #10
Your deportation order has already been posted so you can start packing

is that what happened to you ?
delphiandomine 83 | 17,788
26 Aug 2015 #11
I missed that bit. I wonder why he says that, especially since some of us were doing very nicely before and came for all sorts of reasons. Especially since he's an immigrant himself.

One suspects that Polonius is on the sauce today.

With a very few exceptions (dipomats, missionaries, etc.) people emirgate to improve their lot.

Or they go for the chance to learn a foreign language, live in a different culture and so on. Some of us liked it and decided to stay.

For example - Poland has a tiny property tax and no car taxes. Works for me.
jon357 63 | 14,255
26 Aug 2015 #12
Ha-ha, you failed the test. Your deportation order has already been posted so you can start packing.

Nope. Because a, I can't be deported. b, it isn't a test or part of any recognised test; it's just an internet troll writing trash, c, you aren't a Polish Citizen so aren't in any position to set such a test (though come October I may well set a test for you) and d, it's a banality that many normal people in Poland would scratch their head at or just google.

Roger, Roz etc may wish to set some irrelevant cultural tests for you as a guest in our Europe...

Na mchu ja jadam też. A pająk je biedronkę
delphiandomine 83 | 17,788
26 Aug 2015 #13
Roger, Roz etc may wish to set some obscure cultural tests for you as a guest in our Europe...

Not a bad idea. Perhaps we can start with a discussion about where the German minority can be found in Europe.
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
26 Aug 2015 #14
German minority

Jawohl! Meistens in Oppeln.

je biedronkę

Another linguistic slip - with non-human creatures inlcuding insects* in Polish we use the verb żreć, not jeść. Here is should be: Pająk żre (or pożera) biedronkę.

But as an expat persona non grata about to receive your walking papers back to Ulster or whevever you came from, you are forgiven. Actually a minor lingusitc point. Much more telling is missing the double-entendre in the moss business.

*I do know that technically a spider is not an insect and a tomato is not vegetable.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,788
26 Aug 2015 #15
But as an expat persona non grata about to receive your walking papers back to Ulster or whevever you came from

What's with this nonsense about "walking papers"?

Jon has more right to be here than you.
jon357 63 | 14,255
26 Aug 2015 #16
"We", from our American friend! And no, not everyone uses żreć all the time, for animals. In fact most people don't. So don't be pedantic; Polish isn't some exclusive primitive language littered with shibboleths.

And yes. The double entendre is so obvious as to be banal.
Roger5 1 | 1,458
26 Aug 2015 #17
Much more telling is missing the double-entendre in the moss business.

It would be interesting if a Polish language expert posed a few questions to put Polonius through his paces. Setting yourself up as an expert invites challenges.
smurf 39 | 1,981
26 Aug 2015 #18
refugee expats

Well done on the good level of English there Polo.

refugee: a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.
expat: a person who lives outside their native country.

But keep up the good work on your English lessons. You're doing a swell job buddy.

(who couldn't make it in their own country and have effectively sought asylum in Poland)

Says the 'Merikan.
LOL.

Your deportation order has already been posted so you can start packing.

Americans like you can be deported, EU citizens....yea g'luck with that. Maybe try marrying one Polo. Ah you can't in Poland. Gay marriage isn't allowed yet. I'm presuming you're gay of course because of your preoccupation for male gay sex on this forum. Maybe move to ENgland, meet a nice Biezszczady boy and sink the sausage, then tie the knot and finally, finally you might be able to have Polish citizenship.

Don't let the door hit you on the way out Plastic Polo.
Roger5 1 | 1,458
26 Aug 2015 #19
came for all sorts of reasons

Although I love visiting England for holidays I just prefer it here. The British Isles are gorgeous, and the infrastructure is very good, but I'm happy with fewer traffic cops, lower costs, much less stress, and a lot of other factors. Perhaps the OP is just projecting his own dismal failure as a poisonous hack journalist.
Harry
26 Aug 2015 #20
Your deportation order has already been posted so you can start packing.

Can you go into details as to how somebody who cannot be deported from Poland can be deported from Poland?
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
26 Aug 2015 #21
cannot be deported

We leave it to sticklers like yourself and tinhorn bureaucrats ot nitpick over such trivilialities.
Harry
26 Aug 2015 #22
Rather than trying to insult me, perhaps you'd like to address the question: how would Poland deport somebody who has the legal right to be in Poland?

As for your proposed test, how would it differ from the one which people need to take in order to get Polish citizenship? You know, the test you will never take.
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
26 Aug 2015 #23
legal right

What is that legal right based on? It certainly cannot be based on your understanding and appreciation of the Poland's cultural heritage or language proficiency!
delphiandomine 83 | 17,788
26 Aug 2015 #24
Neither cultural heritage nor language proficiency has anything to do with the agreements that Poland has made.

More to the point, I suspect Harry understands Poland better than you do, not least because he doesn't support openly corrupt politicians.

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OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
26 Aug 2015 #25
Harry understands Poland

No godless, globalist, leftist, cosmopolitan bent on imposing his Anglo-agnosticism and sterile secularism on his hsot country can ever understand the true soul of Poland! At best he can try to jsutify his skewed views by searching out some Polish turncoat renegades who sh*t on their native heritage and blindly ape all things foreign.

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