Oh, I'm sorry I forgot about you. You are the positive example :)
I'm crashed you forgot about me... Where's Prozac when you need it!? ;)
My answer is: I can help you.
How many times I translated a text or expained Polish grammar for some random people who wants to learn Polish? And yes, I give them MY time to help them.
...and my answer is that I have noticed that. If you remember I even sent you a message to reconsider your decision to "retire" from PF as I thought you had a positive influence.
Those things upset you that much? Remember that many of the posts are written by jokesters who only pretend to be Americans, Brits, etc., and simply want to stir the pot. Look at it from my perspective, recently a moron basically posted that he was ok with the Stockholm terrorist attack because it wasn't in Poland. My parents happen to live just few blocks away and I was upset. I would be upset even if they didn't live there. It's Poland's neighbor so i figured someone from Poland would show more respect but nope, it's not Poland so it's ok.
But it's an offtopic. I absolutely didn't mean that issue. I rather mean those people who came to Poland with great expectations and then fall in a trap of complaining on every small thing (bad songs on the radio).
I see your point Zeti but you also need to understand that they should be able to vent their frustrations. It's human nature you know.
Well, some of the UK Poles left Poland fairly recently so they might have more knowledge about Poland than I do, in fact I know that they do. I left as a child and haven't been back ever since. More than three decades. Yet, I studied and learned about Poland because I wanted to. So somewhat off the subject - my mom said that my Polish has greatly improved since I joined PF so maybe your and others' translations here have had more of a positive effect on PF members than you think.
Nie pretensje Zeti ale argumenty. Twój "thread?" - i dlatego odpowiadam do Ciebie. XOXOXO :)
Were those posts written by Poles? I don't think so. I've noticed that it's usually foreigners who ridicule "Plastic Poles" (you won't even here such expression in Poland, Poles who live abroad are simply called "Polonia").
The few I'm thinking of actually were (at least that was my understanding). My main point was that we often see what we like to see based on our own biases, our own perceptions. In pilot lingo we call it "parallax error" or error in reading an instrument employing a scale and pointer because the observer's eye and pointer are not in a line perpendicular to the plane of the scale. In plain English if you look at your watch from above the needles will not be in the same position as if you look at it from the side.