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Archive for September, 2009

Barb’s Trip to Poland and Chipmunk Diplomacy Posted by on Sep 30, 2009

Today we have another report from our fabulous guest blogger – Barb from Canada. Enjoy! I recently returned from a short trip to Poland with my head (and heart) bursting with impressions and perceptions. Since my last trip occurred over 25 years ago, to say things have changed would be a little bit of an…

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September Picture Post – Photos of Poland Posted by on Sep 27, 2009

Hi guys! After all these very serious discussions this month (because what to give a foreign mother in law who’s a snob and has everything is a serious discussion indeed) we deserved a more relaxing subject. And I realized that we haven’t had a proper picture post in a very long while. Shame on me…

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On News and Ice Tea Posted by on Sep 24, 2009

Just the other day I was asked what (if any) Polish equivalents of these words would be, and frankly, I didn’t have a clue. All the Poles I know refer to ice tea as “ice tea” and news is “news”, or sometimes “nius”. I checked with a couple of dictionaries, and asked a couple of…

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Reader’s Question About Polish Surnames Posted by on Sep 21, 2009

A while back Sue Wilson left this comment, but due to my computer troubles (which, thankfully, are over now as I’m a proud owner of a brand new MacBook) I only managed to see it last weekend. I’m sorry Sue! I thought that Sue’s question was interesting, and actually, because she is not the only…

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Polish Gifts – polskie prezenty, part 2 Posted by on Sep 17, 2009

I would like to thank you all for your gift suggestions. They were all great. And it made me realize that the people I’m stuck buying gifts for are spoiled, ungrateful brats. I tried the wycinanki once, beautifully framed and simply gorgeous and they were met with a “what the heck is this garbage” type…

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Polish Gifts? Posted by on Sep 14, 2009

I have a problem. A big problem. An embarrassing, big problem. Or an embarrassingly big problem. It all depends on how you look at it. And as always, I hope that you, my readers, will be able to help me. You see, I’m a pathetic gift giver. I never know what to give and when…

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Do Polish Ducks Use Bad Language? Posted by on Sep 11, 2009

A few years ago, a “Polish” couple living in a certain English speaking country decided that what their small daughter truly needed was a real, “straight-off-the-boat” Polish nanny. Though they themselves spoke some Polish (as much as can be expected of third and second generation Poles), it just wasn’t the kind of Polish they wanted…

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