If this board is any example of modern day Poland
Trust me, this board is NOT an example of modern day Poland.
Margaret, I assume you are from Poland, as I am, but you and I must be secretly Ukrainians who's people 100 years ago pretended
to be Polish (because people like to change their family culture and turn their backs on their way of life for centuries in order to take over
a country, I am sure Ukrainians would love
to hear that, that they secretly envied the Poles so much that they did that, sure) and we just don't know as much as people who's family left Poland (supposedly Poland) 100 years ago.
I need to know the source of this "history" as well.
And you know, the only person in my very very large family (on both sides) who ever says Grandmother in Polish was my living grandmother, none of my cousins, cousins cousins, uncles, great uncles, etc. ever used that word or had this very same discussion with me about why Americans call it Busia.
I honestly don't mean to offend you and I have no idea what you are getting so gagged up about.
You are basically using racial slurs, calling me NOT Polish, saying you know more about a country and culture that you have never been to than I do. Wouldn't you get offended if an Italian guy who has lived in Italy all his life who's one greatgrandmother came from the US, or whatever other country your family is also from, and said they knew more about the US or whatever than you? AND called you some derogatory name about being American, like Mutt, or something? You would get offended too.
she's of 100% Polish descent just because she lives in Poland?
I researched it, for one, to reclaim my Polish passport, 4 generations back. I don't say one family member in my family is Polish, I'm saying they all are. Again, over a hundred members, and I count also the in-laws who are not even related to me. You can't claim your polish passport unless you have Polish Blood
, not someone living there who's related to you. It's not like getting a US passport. If I was, say, Greek, lived in Poland, left to some other country, had a kid, I couldn't get them a Polish Passport. Because they wouldn't have Polish Blood
dictionaries are not always perfectly correct
No, but like I said, I have 5 FIVE from the 70's to today, are they ALL wrong?
what makes you so sure she's of 100% Polish descent
I love how MY Polish heritage is questionable, but your's from 4 generations back in the US (when I have met many people here who call themselves 100% Polish although one or even grandparents was Slovak or Hungarian or Ukrainian or whatever, not to say they all are, I'm just saying they all aren't
) is written in gold, no doubts at all.
Okie dokie, now, please share your history lesson...