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Sad news in Poland

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by wolfamngstsheep, May 9, 2004.

  1. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    That's terrible...

    Go ahead Tibor, let the Pollock jokes roll
     
  2. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Actually, I do believe "Tibor" is Hungarian in origin, not Polish. Or is your comment a reference to the fact that I'm known as the "Board Asshole"?
     
  3. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    I was thinking the same thing, 21. The Polish police are a bunch of morons? Who woulda thunk it.
     
  4. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    There ya go...thought I would set the table for you bro<!-- / message -->
     
  5. vrbryant

    vrbryant Ever thus to ____ers Staff Member

    I think that says it all.
     
  6. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Actually I don't have any good ones.
    I have always wondered what is the etiology of Polish jokes. In other words, why are Poles considered stoopid? I thought I heard once it was a reference to the German Blitzkrieg when the Polish attacked the German tanks with infantry (aka horses). You really would have been pretty dumb to do that.
     
  7. The KSB

    The KSB 4-4-11/11-5-11

    A friend of mine who is from the old country says that after the German's invaded Poland one of the first things they did was to execute anyone with an education. Anyone that was left was stoopid
     
  8. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    The Origin of Polish "stupidity". The Polish people were among the last Europeans to be industrialized, and were, in fact, largely still utilizing a feudal system into the 20th century. The more advanced and educated Prussian, Lithuanian, Swedish and Germanic people found the Poles to be a very simplistic people during their encounters with them. This has NOTHING to do with the intelligence of the people-just their comparable lack of education and sophistication, combined with an agricultural economy linked to the innefficient feudal system.
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2004
  9. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    "Pollock" jokes were around well before WWII, so the Polish attack on German tanks while on horseback has nothing to do with it. In Hawaii, the Portuguese are the brunt of stupidity jokes, essentially "Hawaiian Pollocks".
     
  10. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    I used to live in Massachusetts and Portugese people take it on the chin their as well. I don't know many Polish people but I do know a bunch of Portugese people and everything you hear about them is true :lol:
     
  11. Buckeyehead

    Buckeyehead Banned

    Now, tibor, don't be so humble.

    I'm sure your reputation extends beyond the limits of this board. :sneaky:
     
  12. vrbryant

    vrbryant Ever thus to ____ers Staff Member

    I think we're missing the key issue here. That of course being that you're from Poland. Now where are the good ol' Pol' jokes?
     
  13. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Poland has been one of the most conquered countries in Europe - both from Russia in the east, and Germany in the west. Conquered peoples often are the butt of jokes.

    In America, Poles quickly gained a reputation for stupidity for one simple reason - they couldn't speak English. Also, as 21 pointed out, the Poles were somewhat behind the curve in terms of sophistication, and this enhanced their reputation as dimwitted rhubarbs. Although all foreigners have been made fun of, these two factors combined to make the Poles the easiest targets of the major European immigrant groups - the Scotch and Irish could speak English, and the Germans and Italians dressed more-or-less "normal" and were used to "modern" industrialized societies.
     
  14. Buckeyehead

    Buckeyehead Banned

    :bow:
     

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