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.