Saturday, April 21, 2007

EURO 2012

In Poland every fan of football is so happy and proud with the fact that Ukraine and Poland are going to host the Euro 2012. I can understand this perfectly. Poland will build new roads. There will be new stadia built. There will be more work and maybe some of the disillusioned Poles will go back to Poland to get jobs at the construction sites.... just joking ...

Someone must do it though. Maybe Ukrainians will immigrate to Poland to help them out down there...

Polish government complains there are not enough people to work in Poland but they hardly do anything to encourage their citizens to come back.

The situation of the Poles in Ireland is both complex and complicated and would merit a separate post. Or posts.

Still, here I want to mention something else.
Because EURO 2012 will take place in Eastern Europe, the English published a quick guide for English fans. Below are some excerpts and here is the source.

Ten Polish Phrases You Might Need

Dzien dobry - Hello.

Do widzenia - Goodbye.

Na zdrowie! - Cheers!

Piersi - Breasts.

Ile kosztuje befsztyk? - How much is the steak?

Ile to kosztuje? - How much does it cost?

Gdzie jest toaleta? - Where is the toilet?

Jaki jest Twoj numer telefonu? - What's your phone number?

Jestem w ciazy - I'm pregnant.

Wyjezdzam jutro. Powodzenia - I'm leaving tomorrow. Good luck

Five Famous Poles
- Nicolaus Copernicus was the first European astronomer to formulate a modern heliocentric theory of the solar system. But who would have guessed he was Polish?

- Marie Curie, born Maria Sklodowska in Warsaw, was a pioneer in the field of radioactivity, the first twice-honored Nobel laureate (and still today the only laureate in two different sciences), and the first female professor at the Sorbonne.

- Pope John Paul II reigned as Pope of the Catholic Church and Sovereign of the State of the Vatican City from October 16, 1978, until his death more than 26 years later. He is the only pope to have come from Poland, and was the first non-Italian pope since the German Adrian VI in the 1520s. He was also a decent goalkeeper.

-The North Pole is the northernmost point on the surface of the Earth, where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface. Father Christmas lives there.

- Lucyna Cwierczakiewiczowa was a Polish writer, journalist and author of the first Polish cookery book, in 1858. Doesn't ring a bell? That's probably because you know her by her more commonly used name of, erm, Lucyna Cwierciakiewiczowa. No? Ignoramus"

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My opinion? I am mad at English people's ignorance and lack of good taste. I do have a sense of humour and I love laughing but I feel offended here as a Pole. Have they intended this to be funny? Or informative in any way? I do not see anything funny here or informative, really.

No more comment on my part.

England - out of the pitch please.

Source of the image.
Source of the top image: here

1 comment:

shep said...

looks like the english are sending their fans raping and pillaging eastern europe during the championships!
always felt that the english have had a superiority complex, so to me it's another example of someone trying to make himself feel better than someone else.
i guess you'd be looking for the championships to potrait poland in its best light. that's only natural. there's a long time until the games so the good points will come.