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Are Polish people as unfriendly as Slovaks?


pawian 161 | 9,971
24 Mar 2019 #31
Slovaks smile and talk more, and Polish look kinda melancholic.

That`s obvious, Slovaks just think about having fun in life while Poles are preoccupied with improving the world and its erroneous ways. Simple.
Miloslaw 6 | 2,558
24 Mar 2019 #32
Pawian,I am still trying to work you out.
I assume you posted this with an ironic smile on your face?
Am I correct?
pawian 161 | 9,971
24 Mar 2019 #33
No, Milo. I quit pranks and jokes exactly on the day when the Lent began. I have been dead serious since then and will be so till Easter. I am really amazed you have any doubts about it.
Miloslaw 6 | 2,558
24 Mar 2019 #34
Either you are using "Double Humour" or you are
completely wrong......the young Poles and Slowaks I know have a very similar attitude to life.
Work hard,party hard.
pawian 161 | 9,971
25 Mar 2019 #35
What is double humour? The same as double talk?
10iwonka10 - | 396
25 Mar 2019 #36
same

I guess he meant sarcasm ...
Lyzko 24 | 6,761
25 Mar 2019 #37
Again, can't much speak for Slovaks, but yes, often younger Poles (especially women) do indeed tend to have what might be perceived as a slight edge to their personality.

I suppose it's because they're tired of being condescended to by their wealthier European neighbors, realizing too that their English skills frequently lag behind other, more typically "desirable" countries such as Sweden, The Netherlands, even France. In addition, which person of any nationality wishes to be thought of as either a bone-head or a prostitute simply because of decades of negative PR?
mafketis 21 | 7,448
25 Mar 2019 #38
often younger Poles (especially women) do indeed tend to have what might be perceived as a slight edge to their personality

how would you know? the only Poles you know are the subset of those who move to the US who are very non-typical....
Lyzko 24 | 6,761
25 Mar 2019 #39
Yes, perhaps. Then again, who is to say whether or not those represent the up-and-coming majority of today's young Poles?
I do spend a lot of time in Greenpoint discos, thus I speak from experience.
Spike31 2 | 884
25 Mar 2019 #40
That depends.

I'm friendly towards my friends and hostile towards my enemies. And I can be very crafty when it comes to hostility so it's better to get on my better side :-)

As for the strangers I don't care much about them unless they fall in one of aforementioned groups.

That was a warm welcome if you haven't noticed yet.

PS: I have two Slovak friends and they understand me when I speak Polish. Good for them, I don't understand half what they're saying in Slovak, heh
Miloslaw 6 | 2,558
25 Mar 2019 #41
I guess he meant sarcasm ..

I did,but was not sure that he would understand.

PS: I have two Slovak friends and they understand me when I speak Polish.

That is normal.Slowaks have a wider perception of language than Poles because of their long unity with Czechs.
10iwonka10 - | 396
26 Mar 2019 #42
I think that it is also another reason. I knew quite a few Slovaks who watched polish tv. I ma not sure about coverage but they were clearly able to watch it.
Miloslaw 6 | 2,558
26 Mar 2019 #43
I take your for word for that,but I don't know.
But certainly they watched Czech TV and listened to Czech Radio.
I have been told that younger Slowaks are finding it harder to understand Czech.
I employ Poles and Slowaks and the Slowaks can speak and understand Polish,they even get by,just,with Bulgarians.
But The Poles can't understand The Slowaks when they are talking amongst themselves.
pawian 161 | 9,971
26 Mar 2019 #44
I'm friendly towards my friends and hostile towards my enemies.

Isn`t it funny how nationalists categorise people? Friends, enemies. Nothing between. That is why I will never make friends with a true nationalist, they are so hopelessly narrow minded. :):)
Miloslaw 6 | 2,558
26 Mar 2019 #45
The more I read your posts,the more I think that, perhaps you do not have Poland's best interests at heart.
pawian 161 | 9,971
26 Mar 2019 #46
Do you mean that people who reject nationalism can`t be patriots, or even become traitors to the Polish cause.? :):)
Miloslaw 6 | 2,558
26 Mar 2019 #47
Not at all.I just don't think you are a true patriot in any way.
You may love Poland,but you are willing to sacrifice her in the name of diversity.
Shitonya Brits
26 Mar 2019 #48
That is why I will never make friends with a true nationalist

Why are you lying?

By its definition Zionism is the nationalist movement of the Jews for an exclusive ethno-state in Israel.

they are so hopelessly narrow minded. :):)

They most certainly are.

Yet, you have proudly posted numerous photos on here to prove how fawning and deferential you are towards these Jewish nationalists.

Oh, I get it, by "true nationalist" you mean a "true Pole" whom you dislike because you can't relate.
pawian 161 | 9,971
26 Mar 2019 #49
Thank you for spreading anti rightist sentiment. Read my reply in Random. :)
Vlad1234 15 | 575
27 Mar 2019 #50
In my understanding Polish does have the same proximity to both Slovak and Ukrainian? So, both of these languages should be pretty hard to understand for you?
Spike31 2 | 884
27 Mar 2019 #51
Isn`t it funny how nationalists categorise people? Friends, enemies. Nothing between.

direct quote from my post:

"I'm friendly towards my friends and hostile towards my enemies (...) As for the strangers I don't care much about them (...)"

In my understanding Polish does have the same proximity to both Slovak and Ukrainian?

No, Slovak sounds much more similar to Polish than Ukrainian. Not to mention that your alphabet is impossible :-)
Vlad1234 15 | 575
27 Mar 2019 #52
Strange, for me Slovak sounds quite different from Polish. And I can understand Polish much better. Strange that you understand Slovak so well...
Spike31 2 | 884
27 Mar 2019 #53
The fact that I was briefly introduced to Slovak language a decade ago by a young blonde lady from Slovakia could be the answer to that.

Slovak and Polish has many similar words and it sounds very familiar. When it comes to linguistics, and also genetics and a culture, they're our closest relatives next to Czechs and Belarusians.

Jak sie masz - ako sa mas
Dzien dobry - dobry den
Do widzenia - dovidenia
Dobry wieczor - dobry vecer
Jak siÄ™ nazywasz - Ako sa volas (volas-wolasz in Polish, which means "to call")
Potrzebuje pomocy - potrebujem pomoc
Ziemowit 12 | 3,605
27 Mar 2019 #54
In my understanding Polish does have the same proximity to both Slovak and Ukrainian?

Theoretically, Polish and Slovak being in the same western Slavic language group should be closer to each other. In practice, I judge Ukrainian and Slovak to be at the same distance. Maybe Ukrainian is even slightly closer for me, but this is because I used to learn Russian in school.

On the other hand, Czech and Slovak seem to be strikingly similar to one another. It is sufficient to read descriptions on products to see there is practically very little difference between them.
pawian 161 | 9,971
27 Mar 2019 #55
"I'm friendly towards my friends and hostile towards my enemies (...) As for the strangers I don't care much about them (...)"

Yes, that`s what I meant - you categorise all your acquaintances into two groups only - friends and enemies. Because strangers are strangers, i.e people you don`t know. That`s why I said it was funny. I hope you understand this logic. :)
Lyzko 24 | 6,761
27 Mar 2019 #56
As I posted via "private message" some while ago, both Czech and Polish have enough false friends between them to choke a horseLOL
Needless to reiterate, some can be quite embarrassing.
Spike31 2 | 884
27 Mar 2019 #57
@pawian, strangers are also those that I know briefly, including those which I've met online [only].

Also, there's no such thing as "this" or "that" logic, unless it is used in derogatory form.

There's only one true logic which is a perfect weapon for crushing relativism in its various forms.

So yes, same as with "true lies" or "social justice", "this logic" is just an oxymoron.

So whenever I will use a form "by your logic", you should know that it is a form of an intellectual disrespect :-)
pawian 161 | 9,971
27 Mar 2019 #58
OK, you explained it nicely. Now I know what you meant, so sorry for my initial irony. :)
Gezza 2 | 15
31 Mar 2019 #59
Countries and people, friendly to newbies, are no more! Best you can do is make a consistent effort to show that you share views, concerns and interests of your new hosts. and hope that they dont call you a spy.. Failing that you are on your own. Reason? Examples of mixing cultures with any success are all but gone.


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