you both send your youth out to emigrate into the world in masses for centuries
Well, that's true, but Irish emmigration totally dwarfs Polish one. An estimated 80 million people
worldwide claim some Irish descent! That gives you idea of how many Irish emmigrated from
their country. It's as if 800 million people claimed Polish ancestry! Jesus Almighty!From 1830 to 1914, almost 5 million went to the United States alone.
I don't recall Poland
exporting 50 million people in the same period (or in any other period in fact.) When I hear an Irishman
moaning about mass immigration, I can only say "well, karma is a bi*tch, Paddy." :)
How about starting to learn Polish!
Are you kidding me? Overwhelming majority of Irish can't even speak their own language (they use
a mongrel, bastardized version of English, instead), and you expect them to learn Polish? :D
you both have no idea how to play football
That, of course, is true. However...Poland:
- two bronze World Cup Football medals: 1974 in West Germany and 1982 in Spain;
- Olympic Football Tournaments: gold medal in 1972, silver medals in 1978 and 1992Ireland:*deafening silence*
OK... let's look at the Summer Olympic Games:
Polish medals - 62 gold, 80 silver, 119 bronze (261 overall)
Irish medals - 8 gold, 7 silver, 8 bronze (23 overall)
Winter Olympic Games:
Poland: 2 golds, 6 silver, 6 bronze
Ireland: sweet f*ckall
As for sports, Ireland can stick to their gaelic games,
Poles are quite happy with having Speedway as national sport:
-the strongest and richest professional league in the World, all the racers dream about
competing in the Polish League - only the best will ever be able to realize their dream;
- Poland is current World Champion (twice in a row: 2009, 2010), has 9 World Championship
gold medals, 7 silver and 8 bronze.
- out of six Junior World Speedway Championship, Poland won five!
- I couldn't even be arsed to count all the individual senior and junior medals for Poland - there's just
Apart from speedway Poland has a handball team which is among top teams in the World,
and as for volleyball, I think I will not exaggerate when I say that Poland's reserve under-12
girls' team would beat Irish senior male national team without much trouble.
Our ice-hockey team sucks, but still is much better than Irish one.
Poland: 13th in the World by average ranking, with 32 Grandmasters and 96 International Masters;
Ireland: 65th in the World, with only one grandmaster (and the fellow's name is Alexander Baburin LOL :D)
and 6 international masters.
So, to sum things up...
Ireland? Yer havin' a laugh :D