View Full Version : When you hear Poland/Polish/Poles,what are your first thoughts/reactions/impressions?

Dec 25th, 2004, 08:12 PM
I'm very curious... :)

Dec 25th, 2004, 08:19 PM
the Pope
pretty beautiful women and handsome men

Dec 25th, 2004, 08:50 PM

Sorry, but it's true. The assumption isn't true, but it's true that that's what I think. I grew up with a friend who was from Germany, and he loved "dumb Pollack" (sp) jokes. It's something I need to get over ;)

Dec 25th, 2004, 09:21 PM
it`s my country ;)

Dec 25th, 2004, 10:57 PM
Where I used to live in Jersey had lots of Polish Americans and all they ever did was tell "Dumb Polack" jokes themselves.

So that's what I think of...:shrug:

Second thought is the Blitzkrieg (sp). Russia and Germany really let y'all have it. :tape:

Dec 26th, 2004, 01:15 AM
Vodka. Hitler. Jews. Cold. Furry Hats. Those are the first five, in that order.

Dec 26th, 2004, 01:18 AM

Dec 26th, 2004, 01:42 AM
Otylia Jedrejczak :D

she rocks!

Dec 26th, 2004, 02:00 AM
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Marie Curie
Władysław Szpilman
Roman Polański
Jerzy Dudek
Concentration camps during WW2 :o
The blitzkrieg

Dec 26th, 2004, 02:17 AM

Dec 26th, 2004, 06:10 AM
world war II and germany taking over the country

Dec 26th, 2004, 06:31 AM
hot girl named justine

Dec 26th, 2004, 06:35 AM
Auschwitz, Birkeneau, Treblinka, Chelmchlo, Rasedszky

Dec 26th, 2004, 09:47 AM
jerzy dudek and liverpool.

Dec 26th, 2004, 10:29 AM
Cold Weather.
World War II.

Dec 26th, 2004, 12:26 PM
Weird language ;)

Princess Fiona
Dec 26th, 2004, 01:31 PM
A Polish friend I had at school :)
A Polish lady who worked with me at a charity shop... :)
Adam Malysz (please excuse any awful spelling of mine :sad: ) - amazing ski jumper... :)
The Polish language... One day, I'll be a SUPERB linguist... *siiiiigh* ;)

Fearful Jesuit
Dec 26th, 2004, 02:05 PM
John Paul II, Frederic Chopin, Lech Walesa, Deyna, Lato, Boniek, Gdansk, Andrew Golota...

Dec 26th, 2004, 02:19 PM
jerzy dudek and liverpool.
Me too:lol: And also the movie The Pianist

Vamos Feńa
Dec 26th, 2004, 02:24 PM
A country with stupid politics :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:
Poor Eastern part :tape: Poles - people who like to complain and drink :rolleyes: Poland- a country nicely located in Europe between poor East and rich West. John Paul II, Adam Małysz, Robert Korzeniowski, Otylia :) Alex Kwasniewski ;) he's cool but kinda fat :lol: Lech Wałęsa, Joseph Piłsudzki
Polish language - Slovian but diffrent that Russian, Chech or Serbian. Fucking orthography :smash:

Dec 26th, 2004, 02:39 PM
Auschwitz :o
Cheap Alcohol :drool: (Well my half Polish friend told me that.)
The Pope
Relgious people
The Jews
Nuns :confused:
Krakow :hearts:
Cold Meats :drool:

Dec 26th, 2004, 03:13 PM
Chopin -- The greatest piano composer ever!
Something like czy, wsky, jkyv ( :o sorry that I don't know Polish, I can't even remember any surnames in Polish)
Harsh weather
Yummy man :) and tall lady
Marta Domachowska
The second world war
Adrian Pody (sp?)
The brilliant swimmer( something like Jedycaksfnahth :o)

Dec 26th, 2004, 03:21 PM
:wavey: Vincent

Dec 26th, 2004, 03:29 PM
:wavey: Vincent:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Hallo Alexander! How have you been? It is really rare to see me here right?

Dec 26th, 2004, 05:08 PM
chopin :)
marie curie :)
marta domachowska :kiss: :kiss: :worship: (one of my fave)
warsaw :bounce:
auschwitz :bigcry:
cold wheather
blond mens and womens ;)
slave brothers
the pope
schris :D :kiss: :hug: :hug: :angel:
unpronounsable families names :lol: (some are very very long)

Dec 26th, 2004, 07:00 PM
cool_olga :)
and all others on our site

Adam Malysz is the first famous person that popped on my mind

Dec 26th, 2004, 09:02 PM
The weather in Poland is not so cold, it's december and today it was 6 Celsius in my town, no snow, just rain :)
And Polish language is not so hard. Is "Grzegorz Brzeczyszczykiewicz" really so hard to read??? ;) :p
It's easier than you think, you read "cz" like "ch", "sz" like "sh" and "rz" like French "j", it's not so easier than it seems:)

Dec 26th, 2004, 10:01 PM
without a doubt- Adam Malysz :)

Dec 26th, 2004, 11:12 PM
the best country i've been to
hot long-haired men
attractive people
boring museums
bad food
male stripper reality show

Dec 27th, 2004, 04:28 PM
nobody mentioned kislowky? y'all should be ashamed of yourselves :fiery:

Dec 27th, 2004, 04:34 PM
nobody mentioned kislowky? y'all should be ashamed of yourselves :fiery:A new movie is being made based on a a script from his trilogy ("Hell", which is a sequel to, well, "Heaven" with Cate Blanchett). The director is the guy who shot "No Man's Land". I even saw an interview on the IMDB board, but I can't read Bosnian. :sad:

Oh, and Emmanuelle Beart stars, or co-stars, as it takes place in France? :confused:

Dec 27th, 2004, 04:45 PM
Me too:lol: And also the movie The Pianist

The Pianist is a Polish movie? i thought German. but i never watched it before.

Helen Lawson
Dec 27th, 2004, 04:53 PM
I think of Venus Williams because she plays there a lot and has done well there. I also think of Lech Waleska, too. But I think of Venus first.

Dec 27th, 2004, 04:54 PM
nobody mentioned kislowky? y'all should be ashamed of yourselves :fiery: You mean Kieślowski.:p

Dec 27th, 2004, 04:58 PM
You mean Kieślowski.:pYup, him. ;) :angel: I didn't bother correcting rand. :p :angel:

Dec 27th, 2004, 05:05 PM
You mean Kieślowski.:p
I wasn't sure whether to include an "i" or not, I've been doubting for ten minutes :lol:

Dec 27th, 2004, 05:30 PM
Karol Wojtyla

Dec 28th, 2004, 12:29 PM
My impressions are positive...my Grandad is Polish, so I always feel an affinity for them. :)

He emigrated to Brazil when young, but when the call went out to Poles around the world after the invasion of Poland in WW2, he came to England to help in the war effort with the RAF. He met my Gran, and then after the war they remained here.

With the Grandparent qualifying rule, I guess Im eligible to play for Polish sports teams...Im not bad at Cricket if they ever have a Polish team! ;)

Dec 28th, 2004, 12:35 PM
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Warsaw :yeah:
Marie Curie
W?adys?aw Szpilman
Roman Pola?ski
Jerzy Dudek :lol:
Concentration camps during WW2 :o
The blitzkrieg

i'm impressed...and not becoz you mentioned my name;)
two thumbs up girl :) :yeah:

Dec 28th, 2004, 12:39 PM
the best country i've been to

male stripper reality show

:lol: Damn, we had sth like that, and i never saw that!!! :fiery: :rolleyes:


Dec 28th, 2004, 12:42 PM
The brilliant swimmer( something like Jedycaksfnahth :o)

:lol: her name is Otylia Jedrzejczak ;)
And, yeah, you're right, she's brilliant :D

Dec 28th, 2004, 01:09 PM
i'm impressed...and not becoz you mentioned my name;)
two thumbs up girl :) Of course it reminds me of you :) but that's besides the point..have a merry happy day! :wavey:

Vamos Feńa
Dec 31st, 2004, 09:32 AM
You mean Kieślowski.:p
Poznań rulz! ;) :D