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Polish stereotypes of other nationalities!?


OP Mr Grunwald 31 | 2,103
24 Mar 2009 #31
Hahaha! Awesome! More more! :D
Cardno85 31 | 976
24 Mar 2009 #32
Greece has still too many philosopers! Their too intelligent! :(

As was said by Frankie Boyle:

"Look at the queen, a german, married to a greek...she must have an arse like a broken catflap"

So in summary, Germans love anal sex and Greeks invented gayness.

I honestly don't know where the Scottish being thrifty stereotype started...I have always found scottish people to be very generous...except people from Fife.
OP Mr Grunwald 31 | 2,103
24 Mar 2009 #33
I honestly don't know where the Scottish being thrifty stereotype started...I have always found scottish people to be very generous

Yepp Scotts are cool! :D
Anybody know of the stereotype about Sweeds, Fins, Danes, Italians etc? (From a Polish point of view)
Cardno85 31 | 976
24 Mar 2009 #34
I noticed that the Polish guys I worked with loved the Norwegian girls we got in and the fact that they were big spenders.

Italians are disliked by the hospitality trade the world over (outside of Italy) because they are generally very arrogant, demanding, rude and never tip. I work with an Italian scottish family and they refuse to serve in the restaurant when Italians are in because they are worse with Italians.
OP Mr Grunwald 31 | 2,103
24 Mar 2009 #35
and they refuse to serve in the restaurant when Italians are in because they are worse with Italians

:O
I have no word for that xD
Juche 9 | 292
24 Mar 2009 #36
Anybody know of the stereotype about Swedes, Fins, Danes, Italians etc? (From a Polish point of view)

Poles often think Finns are depressed alcoholics, and very good socialistic. I sometimes hear Poles refer to Swedes as non-believing atheists who prefer gay marriage and kiddie prn to good old fashion family

values and a day spent at church (which is stereotypically what a Polish should be).

Sorry, just reporting what I often hear.
OP Mr Grunwald 31 | 2,103
24 Mar 2009 #37
I sometimes hear Poles refer to Swedes as non-believing atheists

Well I think it's very common all over Scandinavia :S
The wierdest thing is that Norway has state religion: Protestant = 2/3 of ministers has to be protestant and the king also. The only reason it's not abolished yet is that the goverment has control over the church! It's terrible and they say we got free religion!! My @$$
Juche 9 | 292
24 Mar 2009 #38
Incidentally Norway is a mystery to most Poles, other than beautiful fjords Poles generally know very little about this country, so there are few stereotypes about the people. And they have good fish. And good looking girls. Maybe because of the diet high in Omega-3 oils, the girls are sexy.
OP Mr Grunwald 31 | 2,103
25 Mar 2009 #39
Maybe because of the diet high in Omega-3 oils, the girls are sexy.

"Drikk tran det er sunt!" even tho it tastes awfull, now they come in pills yippi!
Tran = an Omega 3 liquid to drink

Yez the girls are zexy :P
Guest
25 Mar 2009 #40
. Here in Greece we thing Polish people are open-minded, friendly-nice, and intelligent. So no stereotypes here.

uh that is a stereotype! a stereotypes is what you think of someone else with out knowing them personally

Incidentally Norway is a mystery to most Poles

there was this norwiegian kid in my class he was kinda cute but we alway hated each other & dissagreed on almost everything lol
OP Mr Grunwald 31 | 2,103
25 Mar 2009 #41
we alway hated each other & dissagreed on almost everything

Hehe allmost reminds me of the Legia fan ive met in my School the 1 year I lived in Warsaw. There was a big fight once...
Guest
25 Mar 2009 #42
big fight once...

luckliy for me the norwegian went back to norway nefore that happened :)
then i ment this swedish kid & he was cute too but he played video games all day, the song DOTA for me is how i stereotype swedish boys under 25 lol
sirgeorge8600
26 Mar 2009 #43
Greeks didn't invent gayness, the Romans did. If you were gay in ancient sparta or athens the government code was execution since it went against Zeus and the moral code of the "gods" anyway. It isn't ancient Greece anymore, anyone can be a philosopher, and intelligent people exist all around. But since you people want stereotypes, well I live in America and people here are too hypocritical and materialized.
OP Mr Grunwald 31 | 2,103
26 Mar 2009 #44
well I live in America and people here are too hypocritical and materialized.

AWESOME Stereotype! Just I have heard it before... Im starting to wonder if it is true
Cardno85 31 | 976
26 Mar 2009 #45
well I live in America and people here are too hypocritical and materialized.

and stupid :P

as for the invented gayness thing that was a quote from Father Ted...i couldn't find a youtube link for it though
Guest
27 Mar 2009 #46
hypocritical and materialized

most people in america don't even know what a hypocrit is, i hate living in small town america i wanna get out, everyone here is stupid!
OP Mr Grunwald 31 | 2,103
28 Mar 2009 #47
Hey people! I am starting to think there are few stereotypes of other people in Poland! BORING! I want some more stuff :P

What about Spaniards?
What about Lithuanians?
What about Serbians?
What about Danes?
What about Englishmen?
What about Dutch?
gumishu
28 Mar 2009 #48
Spaniards - warm blooded, emotional, fiery
the French - romantic
Italians - frivolous, flirters, bombastic, big mouth (paasta, baasta, mangiaa, parlaare) ;)
the Czechs - not serious (because of Polish perception of the language)
there is a saying 'jak w czeskim filmie' 'czeski film - nikt nic nie wie' - noone knows what's going on and what it is all about

but there is some deal of good feelings toward the Czechs (there were lot's of Czech films on the TV in communist times) there is even more sympathy toward Slovaks as the language sounds like Czech spoken with Polish accent.

no stereotypes of Lithuanians, Serbians, Danes in general public
well perhaps general view that Scandinavians are cold, not very outward

the most stereotypes in Polish mind are of Germans, Russians, Ukrainians and Jews

as for the Ukranians it goes down to the attrocities they performed on Polish populace of Kresy (augmented by film there is perception of cruel and treacherous Ukrainians)

among many people who have left the Ukrainian part of Kresy 'Ty Ukraińcu' is quite a strong offense

'Ty Ukraińcu' or even worse 'Ty banderowcu' you can wiki Banderowcy (ukrainian nationalists)
osiol 55 | 3,922
28 Mar 2009 #49
Most countries have both positive and negative stereotypes. The lucky ones have no stereotypes at all.
miranda
28 Mar 2009 #50
I remember when I was in kindergarden age and was asked my my mother's friend it I was Ukrainian. I told her: No, Miss, I am Chinese. That shut her right up. LOL.
osiol 55 | 3,922
29 Mar 2009 #51
Ibland är det bäst att inte veta.

But Swedes know that their country is guilty of the crime of Ikea.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
29 Mar 2009 #52
good looking girls. Maybe because of the diet high in Omega-3 oils, the girls are sexy.

They have blue eyes and sweet freckles. They are tall, slender and beautiful blondes.

I'm a bit bored with local goddesses. How to date a Norwegian girl? ;)
Arien 3 | 721
29 Mar 2009 #53
What about Dutch?

Humour me.

;)
Calicoe 2 | 133
29 Mar 2009 #54
Poles often think Finns are depressed alcoholics

There may be some truth to that. The rest of Scandinavia also thinks the Finns are weird, who are not Scandinavians but Finno-Ugrics. I have some insight into this because I have been doing research on Hungarians, who are Finno-Ugric and related to Finns, and are also a depressed bunch.

I think it may have something to do with Celiac Disease, which is prevalent in Finland. They can't digest grains well, and this wreaks havoc on multi-systems in the body, including neurologically.

medicinenet.com/celiac_disease/article.htm

"Celiac disease is common in European countries, particularly in Ireland, Italy, Sweden, and Austria. In Northern Ireland, for example, one in every 300 people has celiac disease. In Finland, the prevalence may be as high as one in every 100 persons."

So maybe the Poles are onto something there.

*edit: I don't mean to offend Finns in the slightest. I am also part Hungarian and a Celiac, so I view them as related.
Guest
29 Mar 2009 #55
the finnish & the rest of the scandinavians are always drunk because they dont get much light in the winteer & theyre just represing the feelings, the suiside rate is high too i think
OP Mr Grunwald 31 | 2,103
29 Mar 2009 #56
How to date a Norwegian girl?

Be macho, it allways helps :P (And not shy)

Other stuff was brilliant!
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595
29 Mar 2009 #57
Be macho, it allways helps :P (And not shy)

I can agree on not being too shy. Most Scandinavian girls are liberal (from a Polish point of view; very liberal), and more straight forward when it comes to these kind of things than Polish ones.

But being "over-macho" is the stupidest thing you can do, if you don't want to be considered as the local clown.

Ironic sense of humor is very popular in Scandinavia. It's a good tool you can use. But I have noticed that it's pretty difficult to use for people who are not used to it, so be careful and put it in a nice way.

But Swedes know that their country is guilty of the crime of Ikea.

They have everything you want, good quality and pretty nice prices. :) The only negative thing is that it's almost impossible to put the thing you bought together with the attached instructions. Let's just say you have to be creative.
Calicoe 2 | 133
30 Mar 2009 #58
But being "over-macho" is the stupidest thing you can do

Yes, and that's true almost anywhere.

They have everything you want, good quality and pretty nice prices.

Thank goodness for Ikea. Quality on a budget. I can't wait to go to Sweden this summer - and Poland!
jasony0423 1 | 11
7 Apr 2009 #59
niejestemcapita:
americans

This being stereotypes and all, I've got to agree. Americans are some overweight people, by world standards... The hamburger eating guy made me lol.
Maxxx Payne 1 | 196
7 Apr 2009 #60
Poles often think Finns are depressed alcoholics, and very good socialistic

what do you mean by socialistic here ?


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