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Countries and your associations in 5 words/descriptions.


Nathan 18 | 1,363
24 Jun 2011 #1
Poland: neighbors, also love "salo" and "shkwarki", JPII, "Solidarnosc", love-hate historical past.
France: Eiffel tower and Paris, wine/snails and baguettes, sexy language, Napoleon, the French revolution/guillotine.
England: Queen, the Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Cambridge and Oxford Unis., Sherlock Holmes.
Switzerland: R. Federer, watches and chocolate, the Alpes, Zurich banks, neutrality.
Egypt: Cairo, pharaos/pyramids/mummies, Red sea/Moses, Suez Channel/the Nile, Revolution of 2011.
Germany: Brandenburg gate/Berlin wall, BMW/Audi, WWII/Hitler/Desert Fox, Bavaria/beer, Nietsche/Freud
Seanus 15 | 19,706
24 Jun 2011 #2
It's rather off-topic, Nathan, but a nice idea.
OP Nathan 18 | 1,363
24 Jun 2011 #3
Why off-topic? I posted in the wrong section, but it is interesting how others view Poland and other states and Polish see the others.
Torq
24 Jun 2011 #4
Czech Republic: beer, knedlíki, dobry voják Švejk, beautiful language, Škoda cars
Greece: great history, sophisticated language, lying, cheating, stealing
Ireland: literature, beauty, sense of humour/wit, PaddyPower, Celtic Glasgow FC
Hungary: honour, culture, unique language, bravery, eternal friendship
France: Napoleon, cheese, champagne, Citroen, Louis de Funes
Germany: cars, panzers, ordnung, stealing of footballers, Northern Turkey
Natasa 1 | 580
24 Jun 2011 #5
WWII/Hitler/

I heard somewhere that the biggest Austrian post WWII success is to pass the honor of raising one Hitler to Germans ;)
Bratwurst Boy 12 | 11,713
24 Jun 2011 #6
Czech Republic: Beautiful Prague
Greece: hot weather, beautiful blue sea, history, forest fires
Ireland: beautiful green hilly meadows....and this special dance...what's it called again...
Hungary: Beautiful Goulash, no....beautiful Budapest, great holidays as a kid, Goulash...so..:)
France: odd language, Napoleon, odd people....
Germany: Football (!) :), Berlin, beautiful baltic coast,
Des Essientes 7 | 1,291
24 Jun 2011 #7
the biggest Austrian success is to pass the honor of raising one Hitler to Germans

Freud was an Austrian too, but Nathan has him listed under Germany as well.
Torq
24 Jun 2011 #8
Czech Republic: Beautiful Prague
Greece: hot weather, blue sea, forest fires
Ireland: green hilly meadows....and this special dance...what's it called again...
Hungary: Beautiful Goulash, no....beautiful Budapest, great holdays as a kid, Goulash...so..
France: odd language, Napoleon, odd people....
Germany: Football (!) :), Berlin, beautiful baltic coast,

It was supposed to be 5 words descriptions and you shouldn't write about your own country.

Come on BB - ordnung muss sein!
Natasa 1 | 580
24 Jun 2011 #9
Germany: Bratwurst, Berlin, Rammstein, Bratwurst, Boy
Poland: Southern, Polki, bikinis, Torq, Crow

I'm tired :))
Bratwurst Boy 12 | 11,713
24 Jun 2011 #10
It was supposed to be 5 words descriptions and you shouldn't write about your own country.

Come on BB - ordnung muss sei

*Goes reading what Nathan actually posted*

Okay....

Again...*thinks hard*

Poland: quirky people, PF :), no vowels, Silesia, history, football
Czech Republic: Beautiful Prague, university, history, tanks,
Greece: hot weather, beautiful blue sea, history, forest fires, protesting, alot of dead buildings
Ireland: beautiful green hilly meadows....and this special dance...what's it called again...economy crash,
Hungary: Beautiful Goulash, no....beautiful Budapest, great holidays as a kid, Goulash...so..:)
East german refugees,
France: odd language, Napoleon, odd people....WWII, no english even if no one else understands them...

hmmm....
Natasa 1 | 580
24 Jun 2011 #11
Freud was an Austrian too, but Nathan has him listed under Germany as well.

He was an Austrian, but emphasis is on Jew. In Psychology usually the most prominent names are Jewish .... various citizenships.. It's their field. 'Jewish racket' somebody made fun of psychoanalysis ;)
Maaarysia
24 Jun 2011 #12
Great Britain: electronic music, laid-back people, brilliant sense of humour, victorian-style terraced houses with striped wallpapers inside, Robin Hood

Germany: neat, calm, obidient, precise, stiff

Ireland: beer and pubs, enthusiasm, miles of green grass with no trees, this folk dance I forgot the name of, The Cranberries

Don't ask me why such assiciations... never been in any of the those countries, so these are only loose thoughts of mine.
Antek_Stalich 5 | 997
24 Jun 2011 #13
United Kingdom: Real Ale, Bovril/Marmite/Fish & Chips, the Home of Punk-Rock, roundabouts, separate taps for cold & hot water, great people
The United States: Bad food, terrible coffee, stupid pastimes, the Home of Acoustic, Electric & Bass Guitar, great people
Finland: Bad coffee, ugly women, cold & sun always low, silent people/Finnish knives, great schnaps
Norway: Boredom, expensive, no alcohol, knife fighters, great nature
Denmark: Jolly Danes, bicycles, the Mermaid, good wine & tobacco, friendship
Czech Republic: Fried cheese, knedlicky & garlic soup, interesting language, interesting places, interesting people
Slovak Republic: the most, hopeless, country, in, Europe.
Hungary: Great wines, gulyasleves, puszta, Balaton, brethren
Israel: Historically, interesting, pile, of, stone.
Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535
24 Jun 2011 #14
Poland: History, beauty, peace, love, possibilities, HOME
India: Taj Mahal, Swami Ramdev, Kerela, Lotus Temple
Ireland: Friendliest people, bright future, lovely scenic countrysides.
England: Diverse, food, business
S. Korea: Smiles, tradition, hospitality, friendliness
Bangladesh: Beach, unfortunate little children, super rich few, sharp contrasts in wealth and living standards (unbelievable difference between rich and poor).
Greece: History, monuments, Olympic, islands
Spain: Beach, culture, unique in entire Europe.
... many more ... and all are unique.
FlaglessPole 4 | 669
24 Jun 2011 #15
Slovak Republic: the most, hopeless, country, in, Europe.

heh how so?
Antek_Stalich 5 | 997
24 Jun 2011 #16
Antek_Stalich: Slovak Republic: the most, hopeless, country, in, Europe.
heh how so?

Slovakia is expected to be a tourist country. Take a car and drive northwards from the Hungarian border via Banska Bystrica in the direction of Poland on a March Sunday and try finding a place to eat, we are not talking Bratislava ;-) Or, drop somewhere to Slovakia on Saturday night (not Bratislava!) and try to get a nice dinner ;-)

Try to get good food after you have found the place.

Try to find a hotel en route ;))))))))))))))))))

The chances to be caught in a police speed-trap are higher than the combined chance of finding a place to eat, good food and a hotel )
Torq
24 Jun 2011 #17
OK, let's cover Eastern Europe and Balkans now, and liven up the thread a bit! ;-)

Let the sh*t stirring begin!

Lithuania: proper name - Žemaitija, FSROL (Former Soviet Republic of Lithuania), nazis, stealing
Lithuanian identity, wannabe Scandinavians
Belarus: Lithuania Proper, Mickiewicz, lost Polish lands, tractors
Ukraine: Eastern Poland, cossacks, peasants, should give up the Euro2012 so Poland can organise
it alone
Russia: Greater Mongolia, the second best vodka in the world (after Polish), pretty women
Kosovo: Serbia now and forever, mafia, drug trafficking, sex slavery, organs trade
Croatia: Ustashe, German vassal, traitors to Slavic cause
Macedonia: Macedonia Proper, the country of Alexander the Great, the only true Macedonia there is

He, he ;)
Marynka11 4 | 676
24 Jun 2011 #18
Germany: great literature, rational, either extremely friendly or extremely unfriendly people, autobahn, techno
Russia: mafia, Kvas, Isaakievskiy Sobor, women with too much make up, waltz no. 2 by Shostakovich
Mexico: tacos, music, dance, beautiful beaches, friendly people
Canada: Toronto, Niagara Falls, eh?!, cold winters, bland food
Italy: Florence, sexy people on the beach, well dressed people on the street, gelato, Venice
France: unfriendly people, skinny women, nice coats, baguette, cheese
Torq
24 Jun 2011 #19
Oh, I forgot...

Poland: anti-semitism, aggression, xenophobia and backwardness, The Source of All Evil in the World

:)
Marynka11 4 | 676
24 Jun 2011 #20
Only on PF. If you ask an average American it would be: pierogis, kelbasy and Walesa. And I think the knowledge ends here.
pgtx 30 | 3,156
24 Jun 2011 #21
And I think the knowledge ends here.

Pope and vodka
Marynka11 4 | 676
24 Jun 2011 #22
vodka

I guess people in Texas are better educated in Polish culture. Here they think vodka is Russian.
pgtx 30 | 3,156
24 Jun 2011 #23
Mexico: Salsa, tequila, sombrero, family, tacos.
USA: money, fast food, ignorance, beautiful landscape, ego.
France: language, flaky lifestyle, French bread, romance, Paris.
Spain: football, horny men, corrida, siesta, dark hair.
southern 75 | 7,096
24 Jun 2011 #24
Germany:Ja,ja,robots,splendid cars,Oktoberfest
Poland:Polki in clubs,Polki in streets,Polki in houses,kielbasa
Ukraina:Trims,Wrecks,Ukrainki with legs open
Hungary:Goulash,Madyary,piercings under sun,big grey houses,decadence
Austria:Underground,Balkan quality,perversion,dark clubs,river
RobertLee 4 | 73
24 Jun 2011 #25
Hungary: leczo, gulasz, greatest friends of Poland, Balaton, help in 1920
Serbia: Crow, Racowie, Husaria, Milosevic, did I mention Crow?
Germany: primitive sense of humor, professionalism, Luftwaffe, Wehrmacht, busty blondes
Italy: pizza, spaghetti, mafia, Berlusconi, Mara Carfagna
France: Sarkozy, Napoleon, Blacks, Paris, painters
Ukraine: massacre of Poles, UPA, Klitschkos, Tymoszenko - Juszczenko - Janukowycz, feminists who ran naked
Czech: funny language, Zaolzie, the pilot who joined 303, beer, Prague
Finland: blondes, winter war, continuation war, neo nazis, depression
Poland: antisemitism, Jew murderers, nazis from Home Army, thieves of Jewish property, dumb Polaks
UK: who the **** cares
Torq
24 Jun 2011 #26
Poland: anti-semitism, aggression, xenophobia and backwardness, The Source of All Evil in the World

Poland: antisemitism, Jew murderers, nazis from Home Army, thieves of Jewish property, dumb Polaks

We're finally getting an accurate description of Poland, PF-style :-)

However, I feel we need to add...

Poland: Zaolzie and Wilno invaders, collaborators and traitors, SS and Wehrmacht volunteers,
Victory Parade invitation dodgers, oppressors of Ukrainians and Belarussians, enemies of Progress
and Reason
Marynka11 4 | 676
24 Jun 2011 #27
Poland: Zaolzie and Wilno invaders, collaborators and traitors, SS and Wehrmacht volunteers,
Victory Parade invitation dodgers, oppressors of Ukrainians and Belarussians, enemies of Progress
and Reason

Don't forget the "major concentration camps" and "originators of the final solution"
TheHessian - | 17
24 Jun 2011 #28
Netherlands: Caravans blocking the German Autobahn
Slovenia: Laibach, Austrian street sign controversy
Austria: Germans who suck at Football
Great Britain: Island with an island mentality
Luxemburg: German names neutralized by French names (typical Letzebuerger name: Jean-Claude Juncker ;))
Finland: Born with axes in hands
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
25 Jun 2011 #29
Great Britain: poor, isolated thing, saving-obsessed inhabitants, white stones, pink stones, cobble stones, rolling stones
Norway: boredom, cold, ships, mountains, black snails
Germany: beer, bratwurst, Berlin, S-Bahn, Aldi
Sweden: silence, calm, white wooden fences, meadows
OP Nathan 18 | 1,363
25 Jun 2011 #30
Freud was an Austrian too, but Nathan has him listed under Germany as well.

Damn, I am ashamed :0)) But in regards of Hitler - he had German citizenship, didn't he?

should give up the Euro2012 so Poland can organise
it alone

I thought Poland was the one behind on building stadiums :) We don't give up. Euro2012 would be grand.

Bielorus: nice people, potatoes, crazy Lukashenko, Brest, Bilowezh Forest/bisons.
Georgia: wine, Tbilisi, Revolution of Roses, mountains, ancient culture.
Ukraine: Lviv cafes/music/architecture, Crimea/Goths/vacations, castles/Cossacks/UPA, Kyiv Lavra/Dnieper river, wheat/sunflowers/bees/Trypillian culture.


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