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Stubborn Polaks, anyone knows?


OP tygrys 3 | 290
21 Dec 2010 #31
Tygrys you claim to be a Pole but you use the derogatory term "Polaks". How come?

Is Polka also derogatory? Everybody in Poland is a Polak, you have a problem with that?
PennBoy 76 | 2,432
21 Dec 2010 #32
Yeah, Admin because of his refusal of returning our Avatars! lol

Yes i miss my Avatar, the forum looks lame without them.
zetigrek
21 Dec 2010 #33
Is Polka also derogatory? Everybody in Poland is a Polak, you have a problem with that?

Polak in English is ethnic slur word. Proper English word to name a person of Polish nationality is "Pole". Do I really hace to learn you proper English??

The only official English language alternative to the term "Polish person" (man, and woman) today is Pole

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polack
guesswho 4 | 1,278
21 Dec 2010 #34
Do I really hace to learn you proper English??

did you try to say "teach"? :-)
PennBoy 76 | 2,432
21 Dec 2010 #35
Is Polka also derogatory? Everybody in Poland is a Polak, you have a problem with that?

When speaking English Pollack/Polak/Polack however it's spelled is always derogatory. Only when you're speaking Polish or Russian or Ukrainian or in other Slavic languages where Polak mean a Pole or Polish person it's ok.
zetigrek
21 Dec 2010 #36
did you try to say "teach"? :-)

well yes. In polish teach and learn is the same verb.

I see it highly unpropriate that Poles and people od Polish descent use word "Pollack" (or other spelling variations) to describe themselves. Even if its ethmology is innocent, still the word lives own life and in some countries has became an ethnic slur and no argue with that.
guesswho 4 | 1,278
21 Dec 2010 #37
Just don't worry about it. The more you try to go against it the more people will say it just to make fun of you. In this particular case I know that Tygrys is just having fun. No insult intended (I'm sure).
southern 74 | 7,074
21 Dec 2010 #38
I see it highly unpropriate that Poles and people od Polish descent use word "Pollack" (or other spelling variations) to describe themselves. Even

It is like English who use the word Anglo.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,163
22 Dec 2010 #39
Polak in English is ethnic slur word. Proper English word to name a person of Polish nationality is "Pole".

Only in American English - in British English, we wouldn't use it at all. I only use it on here to antagonise "dumb Polacks" ;)

I see it highly unpropriate that Poles and people od Polish descent use word "Pollack"

polockjohnnys.com

It's arguable that it's not even an ethnic slur in the USA - plenty of people are using it freely, and it doesn't seem to have the same impact as the n-bomb, for instance.
southern 74 | 7,074
22 Dec 2010 #40
I think they should address Poles as pani.
trener zolwia 1 | 939
22 Dec 2010 #41
It is like English who use the word Anglo.

Who gets offended by Anglo??
OP tygrys 3 | 290
22 Dec 2010 #42
I see it highly unpropriate that Poles and people od Polish descent use word "Pollack

We call ourselves yanks, gringos, americanos and do we really care? I think its the Polish people who think everybody is picking on them that have a problem with being call a Polak.
Olaf 6 | 955
22 Dec 2010 #43
Polak

is not the same as Pollack, the first one is a Polish word, the latter being derogative English.
Objectively, it doesn't look good when Poles call themselves Polacks. It shows some problem with either integrity or lack of bit of pride out of being a Pole.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,163
22 Dec 2010 #44
Who gets offended by Anglo??

I'd be highly offended if anyone called me Anglo!
Wroclaw Boy
22 Dec 2010 #45
What word is there for you?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,163
22 Dec 2010 #46
Jock would be far better ;) Nothing worse than being mistaken for being English :P
PennBoy 76 | 2,432
22 Dec 2010 #47
We call ourselves yanks, gringos, americanos and do we really care? I think its the Polish people who think everybody is picking on them that have a problem with being call a Polak.

That's the stupidest thing i've ever heard call an Italian a Wop, Irish a Mick, Hispanic Spick if you're not that ethnicity see if they wont get offended, my bro-in-law is Italian American some guy said shut up you f-in Wop to him i thought he was gonna kill him. It's derogatory as is Pollack, they're not saying it to be nice.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,163
22 Dec 2010 #48
if you're not that ethnicity see if they wont get offended

I know a few Irish people and none of them are bothered by Mick or Paddy.
Teffle 22 | 1,321
22 Dec 2010 #49
I would be bothered to an extent - and on occasion. Most I know would too.

But it depends on how or why it's said really, context etc.
PennBoy 76 | 2,432
22 Dec 2010 #50
That's how it is in Ireland call an Irish American that see what happens
delphiandomine 88 | 18,163
22 Dec 2010 #51
In other words, America is populated by thugs who take offence at the slightest thing?

(for what it's worth, Irish-Americans are not Irish).
PennBoy 76 | 2,432
22 Dec 2010 #52
for what it's worth, Irish-Americans are not Irish

That explains all those Irish flags outside their homes and stickers on car bumpers
delphiandomine 88 | 18,163
22 Dec 2010 #53
Plastic Paddies, nothing else.

How many of them can name the Irish President, I wonder? Heck, I wonder if many of them can even name the Taoiseach?
PennBoy 76 | 2,432
22 Dec 2010 #54
Plastic Paddies, nothing else.

I think that's the first thing you and I agreed upon. None know a word in Gaelic the furthest attempt at bonding with Ireland i've seen was a guy having a tattoo of a man with walking stick on his arm.
trener zolwia 1 | 939
22 Dec 2010 #55
It's derogatory as is Pollack, they're not saying it to be nice.

Do they no longer teach the nursery rhyme "Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me"?

In other words, America is populated by thugs who take offence at the slightest thing?

Pretty much. Over here blacks are ever on the look out for opportunities to be offended at the smallest perceived slight. They use being called a "******" as an excuse to go ape and get violent towards whites. They act like it's the worst thing in the world, then turn around call their homies ****** all the time. It's nothing more that feigned hypersensitivity, PC bullying horsecrap and an excuse to beat a white. Oh, and they think nothing of calling whites crackers...
PennBoy 76 | 2,432
22 Dec 2010 #56
Even a wigger can't calls a black person a "Nigger" that's all the excuse they need to beat someone up and rob them, if cops come they know they have to be on their side with that cause the NAACP and medias gonna be all over them.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,648
22 Dec 2010 #57
In other words, America is populated by thugs who take offence at the slightest thing?

Not any more than the rest of the world ;)
trener zolwia 1 | 939
22 Dec 2010 #58
Yes, our minorities play the feign hypersensitivity game more/ worse than the rest of the world has to deal with.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,163
23 Dec 2010 #59
I'm shocked that it's not only...so-called "visibile minorities" getting upset, but even white Americans look for excuses to be upset. What a horrid, vicious circle :(
PlasticPole 7 | 2,648
23 Dec 2010 #60
Yes, our minorities play the feign hypersensitivity game more/ worse than the rest of the world has to deal with.

And I guess you speak from first hand experiences from your many varied trips around the world? All countries have people in them who feel like they are treated unfairly.


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