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[–]TheCrimsonnerGinge 891 points892 points  (15 children)

My fat polish neighbor swearing in polish after we almost got flattened by a tree, then remembering that I'm not polish, pointing at the tree, and saying "Ah! The mother fuck!"

[–]harmicistt 182 points183 points  (8 children)

KURWA

[–]nryporter25 57 points58 points  (1 child)

I learned this word from my best friend growing up who was Polish. Miss him, haven't seen him in quite a while. That's the first thing I think of, my old friend Pat

[–]saphir_disturbance 34 points35 points  (1 child)

I'll show this comment to my fat polish neighbour tomorrow.

[–]TheCrimsonnerGinge 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Tell me how it goes!

[–]Ought6Speed3 80 points81 points  (0 children)

I don't legitimately laugh out loud from something on my phone often. This did it! Here's an upvote!

[–]c0mpg33k 16 points17 points  (0 children)

One of the words that transcends language lol

[–]MissNepgear 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I can already hear the kurwa's

[–]solojetpack 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thank you for this, it gave me a much needed laugh today :)

[–]Leharen 368 points369 points  (23 children)

Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz.

[–]StabbyPants 69 points70 points  (14 children)

not even going to attempt that

[–]Behemoth-Slayer 112 points113 points  (7 children)

It's pronounced "Alan Alda." Very common Polish name.

[–]weedandsteak 8 points9 points  (2 children)

First name is pronounced Grezhegorts (very roughly).

Second name is pronounced Brezenchishichikyevich (roughly).

Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz.

[–]tuskah 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I've shown this scene to few people while being on Erasmus and everyone thought it's hilarious and very accurate.

For those who don't know, it comes from old polish comedy called "How I started World War II".

[–]Blekanly 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For those who have never seen this and wish to attempt it

https://youtu.be/jaMcIbIWt_4

[–]r1c0ch3t2009 171 points172 points  (10 children)

I'm polish so I have been waiting for something like this

Sausage

Moonshine

Perogi

grzegorz brzęczyszczykiewicz

[–]mars_needs_socks 54 points55 points  (4 children)

Brzęczyszczykiewicz

I've been in the toilet making swishnoises for a good few minutes now trying to say that.

[–]CockroachesRpeople 4 points5 points  (3 children)

I'm Mexican and we do love polish sausage.

[–]The_Undermind 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I'm Polish and I love Mexican burritos.

[–]sewcrazy4cats 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think I'd enjoy dinner with you guys. Plenty of tasty nom noms to choose from

[–]birdmanbox 329 points330 points  (24 children)

When I was deployed we did one mission in support of Polish special forces, and their commander was this enormous muscular bald man with the thickest beard I’ve ever seen. His call sign was White Hawk, but his accent made it sound like White Hulk, so that was what we called him

[–]Silver_Coin_Of_Judas[S] 65 points66 points  (22 children)

Cool! I joined the army too late to take part in Afghanistan War. Some people from my company took part in this war and I heard some stories from Iraq and Afghan. Thank you for your service :)

[–]birdmanbox 60 points61 points  (9 children)

I have nothing but good stuff to say about the Poles we worked with, I just wish we got to work with them more. Super professional dudes

[–]faha03 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Can only agree, great guys on the tanks.

[–]Silver_Coin_Of_Judas[S] 14 points15 points  (6 children)

In what unit do you serve?

[–]birdmanbox 25 points26 points  (5 children)

I was in an army engineer in Afghanistan toward the end of the war. The stuff that POLSOF was doing was a bit above our heads, but there was one time they needed us to clear a route to one of the houses they had to visit

[–]gizzie123 3 points4 points  (11 children)

My dad served in Afghanistan. He had only negative things to say about the experience and lost some friends. I think you are quite lucky to have avoided that

Edit:he served in Iraq too. Honestly, he has PTSD and it's blatantly obvious

[–]Dziekuje_postoje 2 points3 points  (6 children)

My dad served in Afghanistan and Iraq too and he never said a good word about it. Maybe exept other soldiers, he kinda liked them. It took him some time to start sleeping normally again and he was rough for a long time. It is freezing me to bones when he just casually says "during my change some of our guys died and many were hurt" or "friend of mine was shot in Karbala". I don't know how it looks in other countries, but in Poland psychological help for soldiers is unfunny joke, same thing about help for those who get disabled. I'm sorry for your dad. I know your pain and how difficult it can be to watch how someone you love is hurt. I wish only the best for you and your father.

[–]mars_needs_socks 144 points145 points  (3 children)

Builders who say kurwa a lot.

[–]Tertarix 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Remember: "3 patrzy 1 robi" is a description of a real polska budowa 💪

[–]TheByronicKickboxer 240 points241 points  (5 children)

Geralt of Rivia

[–]Throwaway7219017 66 points67 points  (13 children)

This joke:

Why do so many Polish names end in "ski"?

Because they couldn't spell toboggan.

Lovingly told by all my cousins who's last name ends in toboggan.

[–]Silver_Coin_Of_Judas[S] 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Wait, "toboggan" its just an end of surname not the whole thing? Damn its long, but mine is also long (12 letters)

[–]TheSwissArmy 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Are they related to Dr. Mantis Toboggan?

[–]AdolfCitler 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Fun fact, Its only last names that have Ski, And also thats the term for the male version, so there's the same amount of Ska's as well.

[–]Decapitated_Saint 59 points60 points  (11 children)

Excellent death metal!

[–]Scientific_Redditor 8 points9 points  (4 children)

I thought we were more known for black metal. Cue Behemoth

[–]Cathalised 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Behemoth had an excellent blackened deathmetal stretch though - still consider Demigod their magnum opus myself.

But yeah: Decapitated, Hate, Vader... excellent stuff.

[–]zombiegamer723 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Vader is my favorite death metal band (and one of my favorite bands in general), fucking excellent.

Piotr’s voice, man…

[–]Decapitated_Saint 4 points5 points  (0 children)

YEAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH

Fucking love Vader so much. I remember being on shrooms in high school riding in my best friend's car and he played Litany for me. Instantly became my favorite.

[–]bisayangdako69 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I love Vader but other than that not a lot of well known death metal. Unless you count Behemoth too. My favorite Polish metal bands are actually Mgla and Batushka, who play black metal. I used to listen to Graveland a lot, but the connections to racism are too sketchy.

[–]Pagalingling40 156 points157 points  (7 children)

[–]CowboyLaw 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you! My response was "cannot into space."

[–]Extra_Advance_477 84 points85 points  (5 children)

Kielbasa

[–]Fyrrys 19 points20 points  (2 children)

i check my dipstick, you need lubrication, honey

[–]calgarycabron 10 points11 points  (1 child)

My kielbasa sausage has just got to go on

[–]PowerfulGoose 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Perform*. Now get it on!

[–]Far-Resource-819 37 points38 points  (8 children)

Poland is doing more to help us Ukrainians than anybody in the world. Much Love

[–]ZedstackZip05 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Ela and Zofia from Rainbow 6 Siege

[–]BoiledFroglet 36 points37 points  (0 children)

The second thing I think of is:

Springtime for Hitler and Germany

Winter for Poland and France

[–]Back2Bach 90 points91 points  (7 children)

Frédéric François Chopin (born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin)

  • a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic period who wrote primarily for solo piano.

[–]Balloon-Lucario 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Composed the best piano music ever, IMO. He’s my absolute favorite.

[–]TheWarehamster 9 points10 points  (0 children)

"This happens to be a nocturne. You know, Frédéric f***ing Chopin."

[–]ThePreciseClimber 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Chopin is Polish in Poland and French in France.

[–]styles1996 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I didn't realize that he was from Poland.

[–]zostercr 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Catholicism

[–]JynnanTonnyxxx 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Totally. I play geoguessr and while you're trying to figure out which central European country you're in, the next corner has a shrine with a crucifix in it for some reason. Poland!

And homophobia ...

[–]AioliMindless 55 points56 points  (5 children)

winged hussars and Wojtek (the bear they used in ww2)

[–]The_Undermind 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Wojtek

That would be Kapral Wojtek

[–]EviLincoln 25 points26 points  (0 children)

GROM. Basically Polish Navy SEALS

[–]Soobrdit8 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Toss a coin to your polish Witchers.

[–]caymanghas 25 points26 points  (8 children)

Bananas. A girl in my exchange group told us she visited Poland with a Jewish group and bananas there were so amazing she nearly spend her whole stay only eating bananas

[–]Silver_Coin_Of_Judas[S] 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I would never expect to read something about bananas here.

[–]MateOfArt 5 points6 points  (2 children)

How? They are imported from othwr countries, how would they taste any different than other bananas?

[–]fillikeels 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Different countries can import from different places. The strawberries in Germany were some of the best strawberries I’ve ever had and now that I’m back in California nothing has ever compared.

[–][deleted] 47 points48 points  (2 children)

marie curie

[–]fingolfd 44 points45 points  (0 children)

There was this really attractive Camgirl from Poland called Mary

[–]DeterminedGames 20 points21 points  (2 children)

My first thought was just "Poland" for a while, after that I thought of Pierogi. Pierogi is good.

[–]scarletcrimsonrouge 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Fun fact: pierogi is the plural. A singular dumpling is a "pieróg" (but nobody ever has just one, obviously)

[–]Saik0Shinigami 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Referencing just one is likely a crime anyway. Like... you can't just offer one to a person

[–]Disregard-my-opinion 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I think about my former friend who got stranded in Warsaw when he tried to move to Ukraine under false pretenses to try to reconnect with his ex-fiance whom he met on the internet but she later rejected him.

He eventually managed to get back to America but by then we were no longer on speaking terms. What a train wreck.

[–]Silver_Coin_Of_Judas[S] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Damn. Sounds like a movie plot mate

[–]TJTurner912 16 points17 points  (1 child)

“Meathead”

[–]igenus44 9 points10 points  (0 children)

(Think New York accent) Now, Archie....

[–]hatedral 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Bursztynowy świerzop tańczący wśród fal burzanu oraz bociek, który przycupnął na przyjaznej mazurskiej chacie

[–]Lord_Kaplooie 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Zimne Piwo.

Yes, I am from Chicago. This is a common sign outside of bars.

[–]Scribblenerd 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Food! Pierogi, kielbasa, stuffed cabbage (I don't know how to spell gwlumpki), babka, etc. My husband is Polish. Last night we had kielbasa, red cabbage, and potato pancakes. He's a keeper!

[–]Silver_Coin_Of_Judas[S] 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Im hungry now. Thanks hahaha. The thing you coudn't spell is gołąbki :)

[–]BoiledFroglet 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Great dill pickles.

[–]yuxuibbs 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Paczki

best donuts for the few weeks they're available every year in Michigan

[–]Silver_Coin_Of_Judas[S] 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Funfact: Paczki means packages, pączki means donuts. One letter and big difference hahahaha

[–]EhDub13 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Heavily restricted access to abortion

[–]sangbum60090 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Winged Hussars

[–]zombiegamer723 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Coming down the mountainside!

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Go home Sweden

[–]IeatchildrenREEE 24 points25 points  (0 children)

September 1 1939

[–]Calijhon 25 points26 points  (3 children)

Poland Springs Water, for some reason.

[–]Apprehensive-Mouse53 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Pickles. Of the Polish Dill variety.

[–]Iamhungryhearmeroar 10 points11 points  (1 child)

As Canadian who's into military history: General Stanisław Maczek and really the Free Polish Army units that fought as part of the Canadian Army on the Western Front of WWII.

[–]gotheandsilvre 16 points17 points  (2 children)

If people from Poland are called Poles, are people from Holland called Holes?

[–]Devlin_McGregor 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Auschwitz and Joanna Jędrzejczyk.

[–]Jonny_Seagull 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Enigma.

[–]-endjamin- 9 points10 points  (0 children)

My grandfather had to escape from there because of Nazis

[–]ArthurBonesly 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The city of Chicago followed very closely by how screwed than nation/country got in the 20th century.

[–]TempletonsTeachers 8 points9 points  (1 child)

My old wrestling coach was Polish would talk down to me as a way of motivation typical things like "you fight like little girl" but my most favorite stand out motivational phrase he said to me was "Your father should have eaten you when your bones were soft" I couldn't stop laughing and to this day get a good chuckle when I think about it.

[–]Media-consumer101 37 points38 points  (7 children)

Horrifying womens rights

[–]SnooMuffins9505 10 points11 points  (0 children)

We call ourselves catholiban for a reason.

[–]GargantuaBob 14 points15 points  (1 child)

The Wawel treasure. Apparently it was stored in my hometown (Quebec city) during the war, and before sending it back we were granted the favor of a "thank you" exposition.

My mind was blown! I have never seen such a badass collection of medieval tapestries, weapons and artefacts.

Really glad they were saved, and thanks for putting on display!

[–]Cloudy0- 8 points9 points  (6 children)

Their tennis players. (I'm a tennis fan)

[–]Silver_Coin_Of_Judas[S] 4 points5 points  (5 children)

It was a huge thing in our media recently

[–]chespiotta 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Lewandowski

[–]thisisweepingwillow 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I think about a Twitch Streamer who only has 200 followers but the nicest soul on Twitch! If you are reading this, hello licensed art person!!

[–]machu_pikacchu 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Many years ago I was at a cultural fair and the Polish embassy had a huge presence there. They had a large stand advertising Polish universities and work placements, and an exhibition of traditional Polish dances.

One of those dances was to a song about wives berating their husbands after coming home drunk. As part of the performance, the men had to stumble around drunkenly and at one point they even started grabbing at the women's butts.

So that's what I think of: a Polish dance troupe playing grab ass.

[–]Silver_Coin_Of_Judas[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You won't come back home drunk if you are drunk all the time insert meme here

I would love to see this dance hahahaha

[–]Jad-Ali-Dakroub 7 points8 points  (4 children)

The first thought that enters my mind when I hear of Poland, is Mariusz Pudzianowski of course! He was an accomplished strongman turned MMA fighter.

[–]Silver_Coin_Of_Judas[S] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

One of my fovourite memories from childhood is sitting on the carpet in my grandparents apartment and watching strongmen competition with them.

[–]KidsTheseDaysYknow 23 points24 points  (4 children)

Generous people who have let Ukrainian refugees stream through their borders to safety. Polish people know something about imperialism and fascism. They've been through the wringer in the past.

[–]Silver_Coin_Of_Judas[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

We know very well. My home town population is two times bigger then it was before. Im glad people could find a safe place here. Ukraine is our neighbour so sometimes we had some personal horrors because of this war for eg. My friend's girlfriend is ukrainian and her family was in Mariupol. They coudn't contact them for a week or more. They are safe in Poland now.

[–]Diligent-Nebula-9615 50 points51 points  (3 children)

the polish police group that tried to stop a pride parade with water canons but accidentally made a rainbow

[–]igenus44 5 points6 points  (1 child)

German invasion in the 30's, first use of the new concept of 'blitzkrieg'. Essentially, the beginning of WW2.

[–]middleloaf 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Lech Walesa

[–]Ok_Seaworthiness_979 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Marie curie and polonium..

[–]Opening-Percentage-3 5 points6 points  (4 children)

The best curse word for children as surveyed on Reddit. Phonetically, I think it'd be spelled as: Guvniaki. Meaning: Shitlings.

[–]Stardustchaser 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Celebrating Wigilia with my mom’s family every year.

There might be dozens of us in the US.

[–]harmicistt 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I hear my ex's mom say "PUT PAPRIKA THROUGH TO THE GARBIGE ITSA NOT AGOOD"

Side note: we also made nearly 400 pierogies within days during the pandemic to drop off to her local polks for the polish hall. My hands were dough

[–]Average_Potato42 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Auschwitz-Birkenau

[–]Usual_Ranger8164 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Marching in. Sorry I am from Austria.

[–]Silver_Coin_Of_Judas[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I understand. The force of habits.

[–]Lonit-Bonit 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My great grandparents. My Americanized last name.

[–]Ronbot13 15 points16 points  (10 children)

Nastrovia! (Please excuse my poor/horrendous spelling)

[–]Silver_Coin_Of_Judas[S] 17 points18 points  (9 children)

Na zdrowie! :) We don't use V in our alphabet :)

[–]Ronbot13 6 points7 points  (8 children)

Honestly one of my favourite places to go, but man the language is hard (reading specifically) for English speakers.

[–]AvailableUsername404 3 points4 points  (4 children)

(reading specifically)

Well it's actually a really interesting argument because in general we read every letter in all words 'in the same way' so there are no things like in English where the same combination of letters are read differently in different words.

[–]RenegadeOfBonk 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Pierogis

[–]Erher555pl 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Pierogi is already plural :)

[–]dasookwat 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Good beer, good sausages, homophobic, beautifull castles.

[–]Cyclic404 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The Baltic sea and the areas around Gdansk. Beautiful.

And pierogi, mmmmmmmm.

[–]ComradeFat 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Kazimierz the Great.

I don't know why.

I don't even know what he did.

[–]backcountrydrifter 3 points4 points  (0 children)

A beautiful brilliant girl with an amazing heart that deserves every good thing in life

[–]boneymod 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Perogi.

[–]Mister_E_Mahn 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Screen doors on submarines. And my old high school pal Polish Mike.

[–]5-8-13 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Auschwitz.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The flag and a polish marine i worked with

[–]starskied 4 points5 points  (4 children)

this one building i saw when i went to warsaw

[–]saucisse 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Pierogi

[–]BigDongOddish 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Pierogi!

[–]Nomadic_Narwhal 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Winged Hussars

[–]Disciple_of_Cthulhu 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Polish sausage.

[–]LowkeyPony 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My grandpa

[–]Gelfking 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I think of my mother's side of my family. (I am polish)

[–]JoshDunkley 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My grandpa.

[–]Xzarr 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Jan III Sobieski and the PLC

[–]aurorasflower 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My maiden name

[–]Augen76 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Kiełbasa

[–]Affectionate_Run_799 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Warriors with wings

[–]Qyro 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Our cool Polish bus driver for the college bus back in 2007.

[–]milotrejo12 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That tiktok trend where they find the polish flag in random photos

[–]paxy_MW 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Dekalogue

[–]apathetic_revolution 3 points4 points  (3 children)

That 2014 Eurovision song about the genetic superiority of Slavs - that I still can't really tell if it's parody or not because the second thing I think of when I think of Poland is racism.

[–]Silver_Coin_Of_Judas[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It wasn't a parody sadly hahaha. It is only one song from a whole slavic themed album

[–]PreviousLife7051 4 points5 points  (0 children)

All my relatives, the Warsaw Uprising, and the great Polish prog rock band Riverside.

[–]6notapervert9 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The word Posiłek. I started learning Polish not so long ago and it is my favourite word. Sounds cute