What I like about the USA:
great road systems.
the almost limitless choices of food.
opportunity in general and the accessibility of goods in general.
amazing sport fishing.
MLB, NFL, NHL. there's always something to watch on TV.
all the other TV programs on at night, every night, that have you laughing the whole time. I love American comedy.
Pizza. Pizza deserves it's own line.
Coke/Pepsi products that actually taste like Coke/Pepsi products.
someone else mentioned micro-brews.....I second that.
What I like about Poland:
life is slower, more deliberate and one could argue that it's more simplistic because of it's slow pace.
safety. by 10:00 o'clock, the city shuts down completely excluding the rynek and you can walk around your neighborhood feeling safe.
pork products. the pork in Poland is superior to the pork in America.
chicken standing alone i'd say is better in Poland as well, but I prefer American recipes.
families are close.
ok.....gotta say it.....polish women. sure, plenty of them are neurotic, but my fiance is amazing.
Why do I need to have lived in Poland to be "eligible" to have an opinion on the USA? That doesn't make sense.
Because if you don't meet the criteria in my OP, what I just wrote above would have been impossible. This is "PolishForums"......I'm not going to start a thread discussing just America. Go back and read my OP. The thread was inspired by previous threads about similar things, only my thread weeds out people passing judgment that have never lived/worked in country. You know....opinions worth listening to. Sorry pappy.
I propose to apply the same criteria to all the threads about Poland. If you haven't
lived in Poland for an extended period of time AND you don't speak POLISH at a B2
level (or higher) then we kindly ask you to refrain from making any comments about
our country :-) That should be a universal rule on this board and would put an end
to 99.9% of Poland-bashing here.
hell, i'm all for it. I meet all those criteria (to keep things honest, I'd say I'm an intermediate speaker but entirely communicative, my grammar far exceeds what I consider to be my small vocabulary, but I study non-stop....it's getting better and better every day) and because of this, I see Poland/America with different eyes than most.
hence, why I started this thread. real opinions from experienced people, not from some internet jockey.
feel free to make your own thread like you mentioned, just don't post here.