And the winner is … — 30 Comments

  1. Herself is Polish. I could ask her to translate for you but she’s not talking to me at the moment so it may take a while!

  2. Here’s your excuse to get talking again. I’d like to think I bring harmony to relationships….

  3. “Cześćâ€? – Hello; “Nie rozumiemâ€? – I don’t understand; “Kocham Cięâ€? – I love you; “Jestem w ciąży. Wyjdziesz za mnie?â€? – I’m pregnant, will you marry me?; “Nie mogę bez Ciebie żyćâ€? – I can’t live without you.
    Joke for you if you haven’t heard that one yet:
    – What’s the difference between Pole and E.T.?
    – E.T. speaks english, has a bike and wants to go home…

  4. Oh bloody hell!! Thanks Frob. I’d better not go back to that shop again?

    Robert – that sounds rude. You have my sympathies.

  5. Apparently. [I refrained from making that comment myself!] But it had nothing to do with me. I have never made a man pregnant in my life. Honestly. I promise. It was someone else. I never even saw him before.

  6. Sorry about that. I always go for the obvious. It’s the brain-numbing effects of sitting in front of a computer for 8 hours a day pretending to work…

  7. Here’s a load of random Polish words I stole off various shop signs:

    Polska zwicky w z 8.0pm Kavan


  8. So that would explain why there’s so many of them here. Cavan is a transport hub, despite being inland and having no waterway.

  9. The Poles are a determined and hard working people.

    A small thing like a lack of water won’t stop them.

  10. I have written three snarkey comments and kept getting an error message.@ frob you beat me it took me a half hour to Google the translation. Grandad don’t pick on the Poles,They are just like us,unless they are in Poleslitics

  11. Oy! I’m not picking on the Poles. I like them. They are more than welcome to Ireland as far as I am concerned.

    There are a couple of ethnic groups that have come here and are causing nothing but trouble [and I’m not going to name names] – murder, drugs, car smashes and the like – but the Poles are lovely people, in my experience.

  12. That’s great, Robert. But I think I’ll steer clear of that shop. It’s a bit tricky having a friendship with a laptop between us!!

  13. I will name names. Unlike the Poles, who I agree are excellent workers and all round decent blokes – I live next door to a crew of them – the Romanians have been nothing but trouble. Around Cavan, I have heard few positive things from even the most tolerant people about Romanians.

  14. I was going to say the Poles were excellent workers, but it makes them sound like ants!

    Have you noticed that when they are announcing the latest murder on the news, that either the victim or the suspect have unpronounceable names???

  15. I’m probably going to get in trouble for saying this but the Lithuanians seem to be quite adept at killing each other for some reason.

  16. Robert, I’m 100% with you. Fuck that PC stuff for a sec and let’s be honest here. Some of the Lithuanians must have trained themselves in knife-fighting ‘cos every week Edgaras Jankauskas has knifed Vladmir Posanokus and they’re both before the Special Criminal Court.

    A while back, in Monaghan, one Lithuanian knifed another, and seeing his victim was still alive, drove him to hospital. Wasn’t that considerate?

  17. One more joke for you to prove that Poles have sense of humour:

    – Why do Polish names end in “ski”?
    – Because we can’t spell toboggan…


  18. @Dario – There is nothing like a considerate murderer. I know. I am one.

    @Frob – I always thought it was because you liked yoghurt?


  19. Oddly enough even though herself is Polish her surname doesn’t end in ski (or ska). I have her convinced that it is because somewhere along the line there is some germanic blood there.

    Of course the mere mention of that brings the daggers out but as she is from the Gdansk area I don’t think it is outside the realms of possibility since that area was once part of Prussia.

  20. and it all goes to show that even the poles couldn’t make any sense of irish politics

  21. It was part of the Kingdom of Prussia until 1919 apparently. Just had a quick look at the wikipedia page.

  22. A commentator is at the olympic games, and chooses a random dude holding a big stick to interview.

    “Are you a polevaulter?”

    “No, I’m German, and how did you know my name is Walter?”

  23. Grandad,

    Free market economics could lead to the establishment of a letter exchange. In return for some much needed consonants we could deal with our vowel surplus – I have an email in from a woman called Eadaoin who could probably trade a couple of letters to build up a supply of j, k, q, w, x, y and z.

    I did wonder about about v and asked a school teacher about O Cuiv and he told me that the v embargo had been lifted.

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