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Any "wet" plans for Śmigus-dyngus?


pawian 224 | 24,456
1 Apr 2024 #31
Don`t call Polish women things. You are acting in this horrible mysogynist style like Novi or johhny now.
jon357 74 | 22,054
1 Apr 2024 #32
A non-existent thing isn't a thing by its very lack of nature.

Metaphysics 101
pawian 224 | 24,456
1 Apr 2024 #33
A non-existent thing

But Polesses are a real entity with real existence in Poland and all over the world. Calling them things you insult them.
jon357 74 | 22,054
1 Apr 2024 #34
are a real entity

They don't exist.

It's not a word in English
pawian 224 | 24,456
1 Apr 2024 #35
They don't exist.

I see them every day in Poland. You are staying in Africa so you can`t. :):):)

word in English

English lives and changes. We initiate the changes. Simple. :):):)
jon357 74 | 22,054
1 Apr 2024 #36
Poland

You see "polki". That translates as Poles.

English lives and changes

Changes in a forward direction; not backward steps

in Africa so

For the next 45 minutes anyway, assuming it takes off on time.
pawian 224 | 24,456
1 Apr 2024 #37
That translates as Poles.

Stop depending on google translate so much. You aren`t one of primary students of mine. You are making you know what of yourself. :):):)

Changes in a forward direction

Prove that Polesses isn`t forward. Ha!!! Verily I say onto you: Polesses shall be used widely worldwide in 20 years` time. Ha!!!
jon357 74 | 22,054
1 Apr 2024 #38
in Africa so

google translate

I never use it.

In English however, it is always Poles.
pawian 224 | 24,456
1 Apr 2024 #39
it is always Poles.

That`s awfully misogynist! That is why I have embarked on a cultural crusade to change it coz too many misogynist fake macho supremacists frequent this forum. You seem to be one of them. Are johhny and Novi your recently adopted gurus ??? Yuk!!!
mafketis 37 | 10,908
1 Apr 2024 #40
"Poless" exists in the Oxford dictionary

oed.com/dictionary/poless_n?tl=true&tab=factsheet

But it fell out of whatever usage it had by 1930

Problems for English speakers:

Stress.... where is it? Oxford gives three possible pronunciations (2 British 1 American) and none sound right... stressing -ess just sounds dumb and the unstressed pronunciation makes the word sound kind of ugly.

It's not listed at all in American Heritage (the best dictionary of American usage).

On the other hand the suffix -ess is listed and the dictionary says (among other things):

"the feminine suffix -ess is sometimes considered sexist and demeaning because it gratuitously calls attention to gender"

"the feminine form may be taken to imply that the task somehow differs when performed by a woman, or that it is by default the realm of men.

"A few specialized examples persist in fields in which the sex of the referent is relevant, sometimes for historical reasons, including chiefess in anthropology, goddess in history and literature, and lioness in biology. Other cases, like webmistress, represent arch reclaimings of the -ess suffix, but these are whimsical or ironic exceptions"

Interestingly there's no mention of using -ess with nouns referring to ethnicity and the only two examples I could think of, namely Jewess and Negress are listed as "offensive"

Poless is a non-starter and doesn't add anything that Pole or Polish woman (the trend in English is to dispense with nouns referring to ethnicities in favor of adjectives, sometimes before people, woman or man.

"Penelope Cruz is Spanish." or "Penelope Cruz is a Spanish woman." sound much better than "Penelope Cruz is a Spaniard." or god help us all "Penelope Cruz is a Spaniardess."

(yes Spaniardess is also listed in Oxfored - it sounds dreadful).
pawian 224 | 24,456
1 Apr 2024 #41
"Poless" exists in the Oxford dictionary

Sorry, maf, you are saying important things but I won`t comment on them coz it would be off topic. ):):)

All in all, Polesses shall stay and nobody can stop it. It is like an avalanche. :):):)
jon357 74 | 22,054
1 Apr 2024 #42
misogynist

Or the opposite.

is a non-starter

Exactly. Polette too.

Spaniardess is also listed in Oxfored - it sounds dreadful).

It sounds foul.
pawian 224 | 24,456
1 Apr 2024 #43
listed in Oxfored

Yes, timed to ended this offed topiced drivel.

Maf and jon, what can you say about Wet Monday in Poland instead???
mafketis 37 | 10,908
1 Apr 2024 #44
what can you say about Wet Monday in Poland???

I walked downtown for about an hour and didn't see anybody (even kids) shooting water pistols (I saw some kids taking water pistols home yesterday but none today).

Hate to be a wet blanket but.... not so wet until it began raining (pretty heavily) after 18.00.....

ou are saying important things but I won`t comment on them

Feel free to comment on them elsewhere or to start a thread....
jon357 74 | 22,054
2 Apr 2024 #45
didn't see anybody (even kids) shooting water pistols

I've seen plenty of buckets of water chucked over the years however not of course this year.

The police tend to be out and about every in Warsaw watching youngsters.

Unless they're at home calling each other 'Pan' and pretending to be degraded gentry.
pawian 224 | 24,456
2 Apr 2024 #46
I walked downtown for about an hour and didn't see anybody (even kids) shooting water pistols

Yes, urban kids prefer to stay at home with their smartphones. In the countryside it isn`t better. Sad.

I've seen plenty of buckets of water chucked over the years

That seems to be the song of the past now. Partly due to cities closing down street water pumps. When I was a child, there were two public water pumps on the way to school. We drank from them on hot days.
Ironside 53 | 12,425
2 Apr 2024 #47
Sad.

cheer up, I'm sure that stray dogs **** on you anytime.
pawian 224 | 24,456
2 Apr 2024 #48
stray dogs ****

Stray dogs is pikuś in comparison with stray gorillas which relieve themselves like waterfalls. You must try it one day when you meet a gorilla in the street! hahahaha
pawian 224 | 24,456
2 Apr 2024 #49
The police tend to be out and about every in Warsaw watching youngsters.

Now, instead of youngsters splashing each other and random adults, it is activists who splash monuments.



Feniks - | 148
5 Apr 2024 #50
it is activists who splash monuments.

Well at least it's harmless. Our activists over here would be trying to destroy them.

I managed to avoid the buckets of water this year.
pawian 224 | 24,456
5 Apr 2024 #51
Our activists over here would be trying to destroy them.

I had happened a few days before - eco maniacs poured red paint over the monument. That is why eco reasonables used water to make up for their mad colleagues` stupidity.


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