They should start by learning Polish. And I mean real Polish, not the American version which consists of a vocabulary mangled and twisted through time.
Once again a person of Polish origin is vilified for being curious about his/her ancestral country. How dare he imply that he is Polish??? He doesn't even speak Polish!! ...and if he does then it's a mangled and twisted version of it!
Yeah, I too dislike fake Polish words such as Busha, etc. Yet was your reply really welcoming?
A year ago I ran into a lady in Minnesota whose grandparents came from Sweden (surprise). She told me about a trip she'd made to Sweden about 6 months prior and how she enjoyed visiting the birthplace of her grandparents. It was the only time she'd ever flown in an airplane!
- so what made you decide to visit Sweden? After all you're afraid of flying and it was a long trip.
- Oh, it was all the encouragement from the people on the Internet, people I didn't even know would say come and visit, you'll love it, you are one of us, etc. I was very surprised how friendly everyone was AND I don't even speak Swedish!
Compare this Delph to the "real Pole" inferiority complex you and many here seem to have. Yes, you are right he is an American and America is his country. Yet, was this sarcastic venom really necessary? Couldn't you have said "Welcome to Polish Forums!!" ? "Hope you'll find what you're looking for and give us a shout if you want to learn a few words in Polish, we'll be glad to help out! What happened Delph to the extra plate on the dinner table???