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Brits say being drunk senseless while visiting Poland is national trait


antheads 13 | 366
24 Apr 2011 #1
More than a quarter of Britons think getting drunk senseless in Poland is a national characteristic, according to a survey released to mark England's national day.

An Opinium Research poll of 2,012 British adults found that 60 per cent thought drinking tea was a national trait, closely followed by talking about the weather.

Forty per cent associated a "stiff upper lip" mentality - stoicism in the face of adversity - with being British.

Meanwhile 32 per cent thought supporting the royal family was a British characteristic, as the country gears up for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday.

Twenty-eight per cent thought that getting drunk senseless and being an absolute twat while vistiting Poland was a British attribute, while fewer than one in three thought working hard made people British.

"Our research has revealed that it's hard to pin down what it means to be British, but being a drunken wanker in Poland is a defining characteristic" said Opinium Research managing director James Endersby.

"With several stereotypical attributes making the list as well as wider personality traits, it goes to show that Britishness is a complex mix of characteristics."
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
24 Apr 2011 #2
Since when has a third of British people visited Poland?

Link?

guardian.co.uk/uk/feedarticle/9610233

though nothing much to talk about and feck all about Poland.

Quite funny getting this story from an Ozzy who describes himself as a homeless bum...
Vincent 9 | 830 Moderator
24 Apr 2011 #3
Seems a bit of a coincidence that of the 2012 people interviewed, over 500 had visited Poland. Now if they had said this about Spain, then I might have believed you.
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
24 Apr 2011 #4
Poles say being drunk while driving in the UK is a national trait.........Poles say raping old english ladies is a national trait...............Poles say smuggling LMs into the UK is a national trait...........Poles say shagging kurdish men is a national trait................Poles say opening up a sklep on every single street in the UK is a national trait...............Poles b!tch and moan at the drop of a hat,national Polish trait..................
OP antheads 13 | 366
24 Apr 2011 #5
Did i hit a nerve there isthatu2? banned from a few bars in poland are you?
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
24 Apr 2011 #6
Cant say I am....not barred from anywhere..seems more like projection on your part. Are you a recovering alcoholic by any chance? Id say the chances you are were high considering you are Polish and of course we all know just how bad the alcohol problems are with Polish men. The UK traffic Police could certainly tell a few hairy stories about that. D.W.P used to mean Driving While Pis sed, now it means Driving While Polish........
ukpolska
24 Apr 2011 #7
Couldn't you say the same thing about all countries with selective reporting/surveys?
I have heard many Poles say the same thing about Russians or their satellite country's.
OP antheads 13 | 366
24 Apr 2011 #8
Hmm i don't see any bars in england saying no polaks allowed. The reverse is certainly true in krakow where several bars proudly sport no english signs due to numerous violent and stupid incidents. The irish are usually welcome of course.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
24 Apr 2011 #9
The reverse is certainly true in krakow where several bars proudly sport no english signs due to numerous violent and stupid incidents.

Care to give the names of the bars? Last time I checked only "no stag group" signs were there.
Then again i doubt it.
OP antheads 13 | 366
24 Apr 2011 #10
oh o.k my information is outdated. I did not relize the municipality made then change the signs to not to offend the EU and the well behaved british citizens.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
24 Apr 2011 #11
I did not relize the municipality made then change the signs to not to offend the EU and the well behaved british citizens.

Nobody made anyone change the signs. It is up to the bar owners who they serve. Never have I ever seen a sign on a bar in Krakow saying "no English". But like I said, care to give some names of the bars?
OP antheads 13 | 366
24 Apr 2011 #12
Its against the law to discriminate against a race, religion or creed so therefore I would be inviting trouble if i listed these bars.
Out of interest , are you an expat psychaitrist working in poland?
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
24 Apr 2011 #13
So,basically,an aussie barman moaning about people drinking.....if thats not a conundrum wrapped up in an enigma bundled into a WTF I dont know.......................

(btw, Im not english so,try again cobber)
Wroclaw Boy
24 Apr 2011 #14
Twenty-eight per cent thought that getting drunk senseless and being an absolute twat while vistiting Poland was a British attribute

well lets face it what else are British people on stag supposed to do in Poland?
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
24 Apr 2011 #15
Its against the law to discriminate against a race, religion or creed so therefore I would be inviting trouble if i listed these bars.

No it isn't. You are bullshitting my friend. Let's play a game, you name the bar and i'll turn round and prove you wrong.

Out of interest , are you an expat psychaitrist working in poland?

No.
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
24 Apr 2011 #16
The "English " are not a "race" anyway,so post away blue....
OP antheads 13 | 366
24 Apr 2011 #17
As I said the signs have been changed to no stag parties. Since 100 percent of tourist stag parties are english or british. Its quite easy to see what they are implying. Stag parties give all poms a bad name in poland. Also there are several skinhead bars that will collect english scalps.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
24 Apr 2011 #18
As I said the signs have been changed to no stag parties.

No, again BS. The signs have always been "no stags". And to be honest with you there are very few places that have these signs, maybe 2 or 3 and that was many years ago.

Also there are several skinhead bars that will collect english scalps.

Skinhead bars???!!! Haha, have you ever been to Krakow? You might think Ironside is a skinhead bar, but it's not really, the owner is an ex rugby player so at first glance you'd think it was rough, but they are a friendly bunch.

Stag parties give all poms a bad name in poland.

Nope, cos the majority of Poles know what a stag party is and why people are drinking. Have you ever seen Polish people on their stag parties or holidays?

I still find it ironic an Oz complaining about folk having a drink :D
JonnyM 11 | 2,620
24 Apr 2011 #19
therefore I would be inviting trouble if i listed these bars.

Inviting ridicule, more like.
Krynski - | 82
24 Apr 2011 #20
Let those Britons drink - have a good time the way they please. Is there any problem about it?
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649
24 Apr 2011 #21
Twenty-eight per cent thought that getting drunk senseless and being an absolute twat while vistiting Poland was a British attribute, while fewer than one in three thought working hard made people British.

What? No way...You mean the Brits have a reputation for acting like that, lol. Part of the national character of the British is getting drunk and acting dorky in Poland? That's really hilarious *slaps knee*
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
25 Apr 2011 #22
Also there are several skinhead bars that will collect english scalps.

Thats a cheap arsed way to get a toupee :)

Part of the national character of the British is getting drunk

TBH even the Romans were saying that about us. Theres no smoke without fire............
delphiandomine 88 | 18,475
25 Apr 2011 #23
Also there are several skinhead bars that will collect english scalps.

Hahahaha. I'd love to know where they are - I've never found such a bar yet.

You seem to have forgotten that the vast majority of dodgy types are actually quite fond of the British and are more likely to drink the Brits to death than to fight with them.
Harry
25 Apr 2011 #24
Hahahaha. I'd love to know where they are - I've never found such a bar yet.

Yes, there's our problem: we, unlike our Australian friend, have actually been to Poland, so we know what it is and isn't like. The racist moron hasn't and doesn't.
AdamKadmon 2 | 508
25 Apr 2011 #25
Ha ha ha ha. I'd love to know where they are - I've never found such a bar yet.

Oh, many a fool hath unjoked a 'wise' man's joke with his ha, ha, ha!
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
25 Apr 2011 #26
I used to drink in some rough bars in nowa huta, guys in there are alright, sweetypies compared to some holes in glasgow.
Daisy 3 | 1,227
25 Apr 2011 #27
TBH even the Romans were saying that about us. Theres no smoke without fire

Saint Boniface wrote to Archbishop Cuthbert of Canterbury complaining about it

In your parishes, it is said, the evil of drunkenness has greatly increased so that some bishops, so far from checking it, themselves become intoxicated through excess of drink, and, by offering cups unduly large, force others to drunkenness. This beyond doubt, is a crime for any servant of God to commit, or to have committed; and the canons of our Fathers bid us remove or degrade a drunken bishop or priest, and the Truth itself says: “And take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be over charged with surfeiting and drunkenness.”19 And Paul the apostle: 191 “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess.”20 And Isaiah, the prophet: “Woe unto them that are powerful to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink.”21 This evil indeed is peculiar to the heathen and to our race. For neither the Franks, nor the Gauls, nor the Lombards, nor the Romans, nor the Greeks have it. Let us crush out this sin, if we can, by decrees of our synods and by the ban of the Scriptures; if we cannot, let us by shunning and forbidding it wash our souls clean of the blood of the damned.

He still wasn't happy, in a later letter to Pope Gregory (I couldn't find a reference) he complains that the English are the most drunken nation he has come across. that was over 1,000 years ago, so old party pooper Boniface didn't have much of an effect.

So it's in our DNA, it's our cultural heritage. We should raise a glass and celebrate it
alexw68
25 Apr 2011 #28
Saint Boniface wrote to Archbishop Cuthbert of Canterbury complaining about it

Weell, he was down Crediton way, wasn't he? No change there then ;)
Daisy 3 | 1,227
25 Apr 2011 #29
Don't you mean Cerditon?

I was on the bus into Glastonbury Saturday morning, when an old boy got on just before Street, he had an old water bottle filled with proper farmhouse scrumpy, the real cloudy stuff and he was drinking it from the bottle on the bus, this was ten o'clock in the morning. He was obviously paying homage to his ancestors
OP antheads 13 | 366
25 Apr 2011 #30
You seem to have forgotten that the vast majority of dodgy types are actually quite fond of the British

Why would polish hooligans/nationalists and the hardcore poor be fond of brittish expats?


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