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Should Poles be polish?


McCoy 27 | 1,276
20 Apr 2009  #1
it makes perfect sense. how do you think?
time means 5 | 1,310
20 Apr 2009  #2
What defines being Polish?
OP McCoy 27 | 1,276
20 Apr 2009  #3
stop offtoping
time means 5 | 1,310
20 Apr 2009  #4
I wasn`t aware i was. Yes they should :-)
OP McCoy 27 | 1,276
20 Apr 2009  #5
both?
OP McCoy 27 | 1,276
20 Apr 2009  #7
yes + no = yes + (-yes) = yes - yes = 0

hmmm...?
szarlotka 8 | 2,209
20 Apr 2009  #8
In Poland - Yes

In Mainland Europe - Yes

In the rest of the world exluding the UK - Yes

In the UK - Yes but only in the privacy of their own homes

If your question is should the Polish maintain their unique customs and way of life despite the influences of the rest of the world then I think that they should. Some of the traditional beliefs around the importance of the family, as one example, are quite strange to some of us I guess and are to be welcomed. When abroad, however, I strongly believe that respect to the host country's values is important for any visitor to observe. I'm not a monarchist but I wouldn't dream of upsetting a Thai about their Royal Family.
niejestemcapita 2 | 561
20 Apr 2009  #9
In the UK - Yes but only in the privacy of their own homes

what on earth do you mean?
OP McCoy 27 | 1,276
20 Apr 2009  #10
mhm. yes. exactly charlie. but now back to the topic. what do you think about Poles being polish?
szarlotka 8 | 2,209
20 Apr 2009  #11
what on earth do you mean?

How the heck I am supposed to know?

I was merely making the point on the need for people to have empathy for their hosts and to modify some of their behaviour accordingly. For once my mind was not in the gutter. Honest ;)
Shawn_H
20 Apr 2009  #12
what do you think about Poles being polish?

I think that their unique history, sense of family, nationwide usage of the same language, and a richly homogeneous population makes them the best candidate to be Polish.
OP McCoy 27 | 1,276
20 Apr 2009  #13
whos? pinguins's?
Shawn_H
20 Apr 2009  #14
No, Bison's.
OP McCoy 27 | 1,276
20 Apr 2009  #15
no bisons on poles
szarlotka 8 | 2,209
20 Apr 2009  #16
but now back to the topic. what do you think about Poles being polish

This thread brings back terrible memories of examinations for me. You work your way through the paper and then with 45 minutes left you reach the last question which is invariably short and ambiguous. There then follows a panic attack while you try to get into the mind of the devious swine who set it. In this case I can think of a number of possible meanings for your question.

1) Should Poles be polish - This could be a reference to the moving borders of Poland over time. Should in fact some Poles be Ukranian or German or Mongolian. A straight if cunningly contrived history question.

2) Should Poles be polish - is it justifiable for a whole nation to be turned into a product for cleaning my shoes and tatty furniture?

3) Should Poles be polish - should Poland be given a monoply on the manufacture of all forms of Poles as used to fly flags, catch fish, dance around on May Day etc. etc.

4) Should Poles adapt their behaviour in some way to blend in. That was my first (obviously wrong) interpretation so therefore I have just failed abysmally.
Ironside 47 | 9,624
20 Apr 2009  #17
should Polish polish their polish?
Shawn_H
20 Apr 2009  #18
This is a Polish pole.


  • A Polish Pole
Softsong 5 | 495
20 Apr 2009  #19
I took the question to be asking if a Pole should be called by the term Polish. Rather than saying someone is a Pole, it is more normal for me to say that someone is Polish.

Is this what you are asking? Or one of the other variety of questions postulated above?
OP McCoy 27 | 1,276
20 Apr 2009  #20
Is this what you are asking?

i was just thinking about Poles for Poles. If Poles are called Poles they should be polish. simple as drut
Sasha 2 | 1,083
20 Apr 2009  #21
Should I polish up my English? (Yes I should)
Guest
22 Apr 2009  #22
polish poles are normal polish just like a swedish swede is swedish
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163
22 Apr 2009  #23
Should Poles be polish?

I am wolish.
PennBoy 76 | 2,437
22 Apr 2009  #24
I think we should be called Polish ,not Poles it sounds like a pole, just like Turkey should be changed to something else, not be spelled like a bird
PerszingPruszek 2 | 18
25 Apr 2009  #25
hmmmmmmmm tricky question....

but if your a good polak your polish and a pole, doesnt matter where you live.
Your proud of the red and white and you kiss the eagle every time you see it on a flag.... ;)
jojospacemunky 1 | 59
25 Apr 2009  #26
Should Poles be polish?

Depends whether they are concrete based or wooden i suppose .... is concrete better stuff in Poland and does the wood last longer ?

People wise you have your own individuality and mind you can decide whether to be patriotic or not so :)
wildrover 98 | 4,452
25 Apr 2009  #27
they are concrete based

Polish concrete has exactly the same properties as a Mcvities biscuit....but does not taste as nice.....
Eurola 4 | 1,906
25 Apr 2009  #28
Is that's why the farm house is falling apart? :)
freebird 3 | 532
25 Apr 2009  #29
Should Poles be polish?

I guess most of them are but some of them on this forum definitely fake being someone else but no biggy to it :-)
OP McCoy 27 | 1,276
25 Apr 2009  #30
so how many poles are there? ive heard only about two.


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