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Have you wonder how to recognise a Polish person on the street?


Sunny Girl 1 | 17
25 Apr 2013 #1
Have a look at this interesting article which explains How to tell if somebody is Polish. We usually look at faces of people and try to recognise from where they come from, but in this article it is recommended to listen in stead of looking at the face. Well, just read "How to tell if somebody is Polish".
Lenka 3 | 1,514
25 Apr 2013 #2
What a piece of...
That article is neither informative nor funny.
I certainly like to say the K-word once in a while but this?
delphiandomine 83 | 17,771
26 Apr 2013 #3
I certainly like to say the K-word once in a while but this?

It's sadly true. I wish it wasn't, but the UK is full of such morons.
Wulkan - | 3,251
26 Apr 2013 #4
What a piece of...

second that
rybnik 18 | 1,462
26 Apr 2013 #5
This won't be a popular opinion but I found it silly and at times funny.
The guy's accent wasn't bad.
And let's face it, some Poles do use the K-word just as the author illustrated :)
He didn't seem to be mocking Poles imo.
grubas 12 | 1,391
26 Apr 2013 #6
That article is neither informative nor funny.

I second that.

Well, just read "How to tell if somebody is Polish".

If you value your time DON'T read it. I did and it was waste of my time.

He didn't seem to be mocking Poles imo.

That's not the point here.There is no value in this "article" and the author is wrong on few accounts,starting with his/her assumption that "kurwa" or "kurva" is used only in Polish.This word with same meaning is used in quite few other Slavic languages and even in Hungarian.Also,super silly sentence "Good people don't use word "kurwa".Well,it's like saying that good people never say "F u c k". I really don't know what the author is trying to say.Am I a "bad" person because I happen to say "Kurwa" occasionally when I am upset?Well,I don't aspire to be a "good" person (whatever it means!) but I am most certainly not a "bad" one either.Is the author 6 years old?That would explain his nomenclature because last time I heard someone talking this way it was my ex wife lecturing her 6 y/o son that only BAD boys use profanities but GOOD boys don't.(On a side note when she was ******* f u c k s" were flying in every direction).
welshguyinpola 23 | 463
26 Apr 2013 #7
The guy's accent wasn't bad.

Its not surprising since he is Polish. This guy was brought up using the language
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163
26 Apr 2013 #8
As I mentioned before, most (not all, but most) of Polish people who arrived, especially to London, didn't speak English and didn't have any education. They came from small cities or villages. Very often such people didn't have good behaviour. They only wanted to drink and smoke with minimum work and maximum fun.

A guy, who wrote that must be retarded.
Ktos 17 | 456
26 Apr 2013 #9
As I mentioned before, most (not all, but most) of Polish people who arrived, especially to London, didn't speak English and didn't have any education. They came from small cities or villages. Very often such people didn't have good behaviour. They only wanted to drink and smoke with minimum work and maximum fun.

English are so stiff, I would bore myself to death in England
newpip - | 140
26 Apr 2013 #10
He is not wrong. And he explained himself. Not all Polish people are like this- but this is who uses the word loudly.

As I mentioned before, most (not all, but most) of Polish people who arrived, especially to London, didn't speak English and didn't have any education. They came from small cities or villages. Very often such people didn't have good behaviour.

please, this isn't shocking. The same people come from their small towns and villages into Warsaw- I hear them speak quite clearly with colourful language around the construction sites.
Ktos 17 | 456
26 Apr 2013 #11
Coulorful language is heard around all construction sites around the world, even Israel newpip - captain obvious.
newpip - | 140
26 Apr 2013 #12
oh please, it is true.

I just biked in to work. Along the way I pasted two guys walking who were throwing the k word all over the place. no construction site. the article is accurate.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163
26 Apr 2013 #13
oh please

Woman, are you living in some fantasy world ? Were in the world construction workers don't over use f. word ? "most of Polish people who arrived to London didn't have any education" Right. Anyone with some idea how it really looked like knows that a very large part of these people were recent graduates, who due to oversupply of people with tertiary education would have been forced to work much below their qualifications in Poland, so when forced to do shyt job, they opted for doing it for several times more money. The whole "article" is a pathetic crap, Polish lower class is just like anywhere in the world, not very sophisticated, what's so strange in that ? If anything, one could write something similar about English, guys like "hey I'm a financial analyst" and later in the evening you see the same guy so drunk that he ****** his own pants, non-lower class Poles rarely do such things but I guess "expats" with inferiority complex need to boost their funny ego with such garbage.
Ironside 48 | 9,900
26 Apr 2013 #14
Well, just read "How to tell if somebody is Polish".

nope - a few other languages have the world kurwa in their vocabulary and few of them as a swear word.
newpip - | 140
26 Apr 2013 #15
I think you are missing the point of the article. Obviously, just like he stated in his article, not all Poles speak like this, but the ones in the UK do because they are village boys in the big city and these idiots give a bad name to the rest of the Poles who don't speak like this.

non-lower class Poles rarely do such things but I guess "expats" with inferiority complex need to boost their funny ego with such garbage.

I am married to a Pole. "non lower class" as you call it. No ego, just facts and the article is not wrong.

How exactly do you tell a non-lower class Pole from a regular Pole? Blokersi with money are still lower class, you do know that right? They just have clothing with names on them with the hopes of making others jealous but they still drop the k word.
smurf 39 | 1,981
26 Apr 2013 #16
I think it's long past time to stop people posting stuff from their blogs.
It's spam, simple as that.
Wulkan - | 3,251
26 Apr 2013 #17
That's not the point here.

second that. Couldn't explain it better myself
Rysavy 10 | 308
28 Apr 2013 #18
what utter trite BS... I regret clicking
So what if the guy is Polish and has right sound... the whole article is cretinous. I really didn't find it all that amusing, not as satire or teasing.

Is that a sign I am getting old? though that kind of thing actually amused me less when I was young teen. I wasn't trolly 'til a few years in the Army.

My dear fiance has not used that word in Polish or English, even in gaming, for the 2 years I've known him (though there is an explosive "Aw **** !" or soft "demmit" now and again. Once I heard him say another way of damn/koleera..combined and different tense-maybe a double demmit?).

I mean I have heard the word here and there. My russian MIL (who was a chain smoking -hard drinking -coke snorting hedonist-bless her soul) said it often. I heard my one grandpa say it a few times..like rare angry or banged head on something.. and he was American Czech

I see/hera it a lot on You tube where the person filmed likes saying it as many times as they can..like a 12 year old being naughty..........or said in string of unintelligible Polish (for me) as an adverb by hooligans....

or if attacked by an alligator
spiritus 67 | 664
28 Apr 2013 #19
I think his article is a little too provocative but he's right about Poles over-using the word "kur*a". It seems to be a statement of rebellion amongst Poles these days..."look at me, I can swear and I don't give a damn who hears me".
JakeyKakey - | 4
28 Apr 2013 #20
The article is stupid, though I'd actually argue the sentiment is kinda accurate, just for a certain subset of the Polish population here. Uneducated, speaking very poor English, no real desire to integrate themselves, merely hanging around stockpiling the paychecks away or blowing them on alcohol. As far as youth go, only a slight step-up from Poland's native tracksuit-wearing dresiarzy or British chavs. You obviously don't spot all the nicely integrated Poles because there's literally nothing for you to see, meaning it's just down to the ones that stick out like a sore thumb in the first place. And I hate to break the news to you, but if you have to resort to saying kurwa in each sentence like a comma in order to express yourself, there's a high chance you're really not one of Poland's brightest and most cultured lads.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163
29 Apr 2013 #21
but the ones in the UK do because they are village boys in the big city

Which ones ?

just facts

Where ?


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