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OP pawian 161 | 9,916
17 Mar 2019  #2,191
I don't know why they're holding out their arms, but that looks more like the pledge of allegiance

Why don`t you know why they are holding them out? Can you see the flag? :)

Ok, so it is indeed a pledge of allegiance. What kind, exactly?

But rather because the term "professional student" acknowledges those with teaching jobs (for however long) lack of any real world experience.

Hey, will you show us your world experience? :):) I will post a few pics from our school trips and you will try to guess the places, not only in Poland. OK? What say you? WHAT SAY YOU? You fight or not? :)

BTW, did you notice that red flag in the Polish photo above? What do you think of it? :)
mafketis 20 | 7,322
17 Mar 2019  #2,192
Why don`t you know why they are holding them out?

I was referring to the American picture, that's not how we did it when I was in school. I have no idea what the red flag is....
OP pawian 161 | 9,916
17 Mar 2019  #2,193
Oh, I see. Maf, don`t say such things in public `cause they will accuse you of pretending to be Am. :)
You don`t know the flag yet (never mind that I asked SB about it). Natural. But think: what kind of a flag can it be in a high school?
mafketis 20 | 7,322
17 Mar 2019  #2,194
`cause they will accuse you of pretending to be Am. :)

How would I survive?

This is the standard posture for the pledge (in the US)

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But think: what kind of a flag can it be in a high school?

Not a sports team.... I can see what looks like the Polish eagle, but... no clue.
OP pawian 161 | 9,916
17 Mar 2019  #2,195
Ok, think about the flag and in hte meanwhile

Where was the photo taken?



delphiandomine 83 | 17,669
17 Mar 2019  #2,196
Tarnów, I think, if I remember my obscure football alliances correctly.
OP pawian 161 | 9,916
17 Mar 2019  #2,197
Great guess because you immediately thought of alliances. But not Tarnów.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,669
17 Mar 2019  #2,198
hmm...who could it be?

I found a reference to "Związkowy Klub Strzelecki" in Warsaw, and I found some link between them and the Legia shooting club, so maybe this was in some Varsovian suburb?
OP pawian 161 | 9,916
17 Mar 2019  #2,199
Sorry, Warsaw would be too easy, you guys are too intelligent for such banalities. :) That abbreviation stands for the name of another sports club, but not football one.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,669
17 Mar 2019  #2,200
Damn you Pawian, this is a good and enjoyable riddle ;)

I know that Legia are more than just a football team, but where's the connection here? I will find it!
OP pawian 161 | 9,916
17 Mar 2019  #2,201
It might be a problem, it isn`t on the first page of google results, I only got it when I typed the name of the city. Yes, we can say it is a small city.
Shitonya Brits
17 Mar 2019  #2,202
BTW, did you notice that red flag in the Polish photo above?

Yes, Polish students celebrating Polish National Flag Day.

What do you think of it? :)

Super.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,669
17 Mar 2019  #2,203
It might be a problem, it isn`t on the first page of google results, I

I've searched well beyond the first page!

Bah...you will not win this one ;) ZKS Olimpia Elbląg :) But I only win this one when I can answer you as to the reason for their friendship...

edit: Got it, I think - Olimpia Elbląg have some feud against Arka Gdynia, who are friends with Lech Poznań. As a result, they seem to have developed a friendship with Legia Warszawa as part of the "enemy of my enemy is my friend" philosophy of Polish football alliances.
OP pawian 161 | 9,916
17 Mar 2019  #2,204
Delph, those alliances are so twisted that it is hard to remember them all. Sorry, no Olimpia. A hint - the name of the city doesn`t show in the club`s name - they used the name of the region instead. Geographical and historical name.

Yes, Polish students celebrating Polish National Flag Day.

Aah, good, here you are. Wrong answer but never mind. You were asked another more important question

I will post a few pics from our school trips and you will try to guess the places, not only in Poland. OK? What say you? WHAT SAY YOU? You fight or not? :)

So, let`s start with sth easy

Where are the students? Guys, this is only for SB to answer:



delphiandomine 83 | 17,669
17 Mar 2019  #2,205
A hint - the name of the city doesn`t show in the club`s name - they used the name of the region instead. Geographical and historical name.

I HATE YOU.

I'm immensely enjoying this riddle and yet I'm cursing you for how devious it is ;)
Shitonya Brits
17 Mar 2019  #2,206
Where are the students?

The Louvre but school funded trips don't count for you having any real world experience. :)
OP pawian 161 | 9,916
17 Mar 2019  #2,207
Very good.
Still sth easy:



Shitonya Brits
17 Mar 2019  #2,208
Resort Grand Stasinda in Bukowina Tatrzańska. Must be nice for you to be enjoying holiday spots on school time and with school money while many Poles face homelessness and hunger.
Jaskier
17 Mar 2019  #2,209
@******
Everybody healthy at home?

Btw, that expression would be good for the idiom thread :)
delphiandomine 83 | 17,669
17 Mar 2019  #2,210
while many Poles face homelessness and hunger.

I think you don't understand how Polish schools work, so it would be wise to refrain from commenting on them.
OP pawian 161 | 9,916
17 Mar 2019  #2,211
Yes, great.
Don`t exaggerate with that hunger, it is not 19th century. :) Besides, students can`t go on their own, somebody must take care. Thirdly, some trips were sponsored from EU grants. That is why our students love the EU. :)



delphiandomine 83 | 17,669
17 Mar 2019  #2,212
Thirdly, some trips were sponsored from EU grants.

I managed (once!) to get funding for a trip to the UK. That was quite nice, because the kids got a chance to stay with British host families and to use English for real. It's a huge shame with Brexit that it probably won't be repeated. Ireland is still on the cards, but the UK just has so many more possibilities.
OP pawian 161 | 9,916
17 Mar 2019  #2,213
I managed (once!) to get funding for a trip to the UK.

We too but I didn`t go. I hate monarchies. :):)

SB, you fared very well on two pics, congratulations. There is one more for you posted right above (medium difficult) and this new one below, somewhat harder.

See you tomorrow, you woke me up early today, I need to make up.



Shitonya Brits
17 Mar 2019  #2,214
There is one more for you posted right above (medium difficult)

The four legionnaires statue which is part of the monument to Pilsudski in Krakow.

So what annoyed you most about this particular school trip?

That it was too local and cheap compared to your usual all-expenses paid holidays...oh, sorry, your "necessary chaperoning" of non-career students :)...to foreign capitals and mountain getaway resorts? :)

Or that you had to pretend to pay respects to the revered father of the 2nd Polish Republic (which as a PRL-era relic you have no personal connection with) and someone who became a lightening rod for many Jewish critics both past and present (much to your Zionist chagrin)?

and this new one below, somewhat harder

Do you have no challenges left?! :)

It's the grand wedding cake Baroque architecture of Belvedere Palace in Vienna!

And congratulations! You must have complained so much to your school about having to visit that local Pilsudski statue that they sent you away to Vienna to quiet you down. :)

So what did these other students learn about Polish history while in Vienna that you as a professional student did not know yourself? :)
OP pawian 161 | 9,916
18 Mar 2019  #2,216
Dirk, you`d better not laugh at SB, he/she did quite well, while you still haven`t answered that riddle I gave you in

polishforums.com/travel/poland-photo-riddles-25380/70/#msg1678840

part of the monument to Pilsudski in Krakow.It's the grand wedding cake Baroque architecture of Belvedere Palace in Vienna!

Yes, very good. All in all, I am ready to offer you a B. Not an A because I am a bit nitpicking and can`t close an eye to the fact you needed one hour to google that info. But a B is still a great result. So, again, congratulations.

Do you have no challenges left?! :)

Well, I have, of course I could make it even harder but there`s no need for that. You got your B and that`s enough. Just rejoice and tell your parents at home.

Besides, I never concentrate only on one student, I devote my time and energy to other too. Now it`s all members` turn to take their guesses..

You must have complained so much to your school about having to visit that local Pilsudski statue that they sent you away to Vienna

Yes, exactly, how did you know? After visiting Krakow and Zakopane, I complained to our head teacher those places had been too boring and decided we needed to go somewhere else to see true diversity. , So off we went to Vienna and Paris. Students were amazed at what and who they saw, they had never met so many ethnically diverse people living happily together. They said they wanted Poland to be like that. I promised I would do my best to help them. I am sure you support my point of view.

much to your Zionist chagrin)?

No, I don`t think it is so bad. :)

Guys, after this little SB contest, business as usual. And Polish contexts only.

What and why?





delphiandomine 83 | 17,669
18 Mar 2019  #2,217
Pawian you rotter, I can't figure out that Legia mural at all :( I even asked some kids today and none of them knew!
OP pawian 161 | 9,916
18 Mar 2019  #2,218
Well, don`t give up. Next hints: the first letter of the ZKS abbrevaition refers to the name of the region in southern Poland which is located on the border of the western part of Lesser Poland. Also , the last letter refers to the sport itself, whose name in English has always sounded funny to me as it suggests sth completely different from what contestants do in it.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,669
18 Mar 2019  #2,219
Next hints: the first letter of the ZKS abbrevaition refers to the name of the region in southern Poland which is located close to western part of Lesser Poland.

Zagłębie (Dąbrowskie) I presume, but... aaaaaaaa, this makes no sense because those colours aren't associated with Zagłębie :/
OP pawian 161 | 9,916
18 Mar 2019  #2,220
Yes, Zagłębie. But skip those colours and focus on that strange name of the sport.

Don`t make a fool of yourself now. :) I have never hidden it, and you also refered to it in other threads.

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