I Am Polish

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    I actually don't really know

    if I'm Polish. I might be on my dad's side, as he and his father (I think) speak and/or understand some Polish. And my last name happens to be Polish, but if there is no Polish in my blood, then I can blame Polish-Lithuanians when my family's country was occupied by them! >~>
    Knitemair Knitemair
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jun 16, 2015

    placki ziemniaczane with sugar

    and cream. sour cream. there's always room for one more. what sounds does a piggy make? oink oink :P
    itsMaggimay itsMaggimay
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 15

    Growing up, we lived in an older neighborhood.

    The people were proud of their ethnicities. There were bakers and butchers operating little shops that sold the specialties of the area's groups. Easter was always an exciting time. Spring as well as the special products that got offered. Shamefully, you don't see that any more...
    soloexistence soloexistence
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 12, 2014

    My Family's Journey to America

    I am 100% Polish. My grandparents met in the United States. My Grandmother came over in the early 1900's when she was just 16 years old. I can't imagine what it was like for a young farm girl to have such an adventure. My grandfather came with his brother. They were both living...
    Snookerdoo Snookerdoo
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2007
    inloveyetincomplete inloveyetincomplete
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2014

    I'm not Polish by blood,

    but my last name came from a polish man about a couple centuries ago
    Dylanhgh Dylanhgh
    16-17, M
    Apr 15, 2015

    I Am Polish

    Hello everyone :) I'm Polish and live here in Poland. We have great cuisine, I love food here. But I've never been abroad andI would like to visit all the world...it's my big dream. :)
    Carol1993 Carol1993
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 25, 2013

    I'm one quarter polish on my moms side!

    Though I never met my grandfather who was full polish. Well, I met him when I was very young! My mothers maiden name is stankiewicz. And it's really the only heritage that I have that I know for certain!! I would love to visit poland one day and I am in the process of speaking...
    meomnom meomnom
    26-30, M
    Feb 19, 2014

    hello, also polish. :) actually it doesn't

    bother me, but in the future i want to move to the UK for university. I think the standards of life are higher there(almost everybody says that when i mention it.)
    teaaddicted teaaddicted
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2014

    Very Proud To Be Polish

    I am actually very proud to have Polish ancestry. I love the culture and am hoping to visit the country one of these days. My great great grandparents immigrated from Poland and came through Ellis Island in 1901 to search for farmland. Speaking very little English, they settled...
    LenoraLouise LenoraLouise
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2013


    My father was 100% Polish and proud of it. My hat is off to him. Was not perfect, but was a good man. My grandmother's parents came to Pennsylvania from Poland in the late 1800s I think. Don't know much more other than what the history books tell us. Sure wish there was more...
    john19thomas john19thomas
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 27, 2011

    Going Out

    My mom is Polish and taught us (my sister and I) how to speak Polish from an early age.  Makes me laugh when we go out and people get confused looks on their faces when we speak.
    dreamingtree dreamingtree
    26-30, F
    Jul 28, 2008

    I'm one quarter polish on my moms side!

    Though I never met my grandfather who was full polish. Well, I met him when I was very young! My mothers maiden name is stankiewicz. And it's really the only heritage that I have that I know for certain!! I would love to visit poland one day and I am in the process of speaking...
    meomnom meomnom
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 19, 2014

    Nie Jestem Polskie

    Jestem Amerykan i mowie po polsku. Mi sie podoba po rozmawiac po polsku kiedy jestem z polakami. Chyba tutaj moge znalaj kolegow co chce uczy mnie polski. papa
    kopara08 kopara08
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 20, 2012

    The 70th Anniversary Of National Armed Forces

    They were brutally pacificated, sometimes put into prison where faced false accusations in front of stalinistic 'judges'. People Republic of Poland's - soviet occupation state - propaganda held they were facist and dangerous to the social marxist order. Only the latter is true...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 21, 2012

    Cześć! I am a female,

    17 now and 18 in August, who is looking for a girlfriend, preferably another Polish girl whom I can share my culture with. I live in the USA and mostly speak English, but I am learning Polish. ^^ I love music, art, and science, as well as the paranormal. Message me or comment...
    ZytkaKubala ZytkaKubala
    18-21, T
    2 Responses Feb 3
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2014

    I have alot of family in poland,

    my mom was born there and moved to america when she was 18
    RnneKK RnneKK
    16-17, F
    Mar 12, 2015

    50% here on my Dad's side :) .

    . I really want to learn the language
    msjablon msjablon
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2015
    augusto91 augusto91
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Apr 6, 2015


    I'm very lucky to be 100% polish! Sometimes polish people can be very picky about who they marry... My mom cooks a lot of polish food, especially having sandwiches at almost every meal (she insists that it's what people in Poland do, we live near Chicago). We're expected to speak...
    ReadingWriter22 ReadingWriter22
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 16, 2013

    With all our national phobias,

    paranoia, gloom...i'm pure Polish, there's probably something good about it but for now i need to breath some fresh air as Polish people in too big dose are poisonous. Anyway, if someone like to talk with someone from the middle of nowhere, from the country with biggest amount...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2015

    That should explain a lot ,

    ,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,
    deleted deleted
    Sep 19, 2015


    I am 25% Polish. My Grandfather came over from Poland when he was a little boy. He spoke some Polish when i was little and played Polish music. I used to dance to it in the basement and swing around the poles. Maybe its a Polish thing, I don't know, but the boys of the...
    hiddenbutterfli hiddenbutterfli
    36-40, F
    Jun 11, 2007
    andie2007 andie2007
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Feb 3

    And I really like English language,

    culture, people, everything....either British or American. I'm just very interested in making friends with whom I could chat in English
    Prioress Prioress
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 7

    My Polish Ancestors Are Historically Famous...

    They left their life in Poland, to come to North America. Two of their three sons died as a result. They worked farmland for an even split, where they settled as immigrants. The landowner was so impressed with my ancestor's work ethic, as a shining example of all Polish people...
    imathinkin imathinkin
    51-55, F
    5 Responses May 25, 2010

    Polish Forever. C:

    I'm half Polish, and I get it from my mom's side. I'm a proud Polish person, and have no shame of admitting that I am. I speak fluent Polish (but for some reason can't write it. WAT?!) BUT YEAAAAAAAH. Lolol. I think I'm the only Polish person (other than my sister) in my school.
    FlyingTacoTruck FlyingTacoTruck
    13-15, F
    Jan 22, 2013

    100% Polish

    So let's see here....My mom was born in Poland and so were her ancestors. She is 100% polish.  My dad was also born in Poland and so were his ancestors. He is also 100% Polish. I was born in Canada, and now live in the US. So that's Tri-citizenship right there...
    aleksfrelas aleksfrelas
    1 Response Aug 3, 2008

    I was born and raised in Poland.

    All of my relatives are Polish. We would have stayed there if I haven't needed a very urgent cardiac surgery - unfortunately nobody in Poland agreed to do it. We had to move to Ireland as there was a surgeon who said he'd do the surgery and he did. since that time, which was...
    sakrona sakrona
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 16

    Witam! I was born in Warsaw

    and I moved to Canada when I was 7. I still speak Polish and most of my family is still there.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    I'M Half Polish. So, Take That Into Account.

    A guy walks into a bar and tells the bartender he just heard the funniest Polish joke he has ever heard. Bartender tells the guy, "I'm Polish. See the big guy at the end of the bar? He's Polish. Do you see the couple behind you? They're Polish. Now, buddy, do you still feel...
    RockingTheCarhartts RockingTheCarhartts
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 9, 2013

    one fourth polish. maternal grandmother.

    she immigrated. i am 2nd generation.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 24, 2015

    Yes, My Darling...

    It’s not a new story, I posted it centuries ago, when I had my first account here, but I thought I should have it here again, since it describes my very first, significant adventure with the English language. As some of you know, English is not my first language. There was a...
    touchOFspring touchOFspring
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 26, 2012
    Pattypee Pattypee
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    Hi to all Polish blood.

    I'm happy and proud to be polish, I do not like sometimes our politicians but people are smart, brave and girls are beautiful.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 9, 2015

    My maternal grandmother's family immigrated to

    the USA in the late 1890's. My maternal grandfather came over in the early 1900's and began working in the Pennsylvania coal mines. He eventually moved with his parents to Cleveland where he operated the same crane for 34 years. My paternal grandparents were forced by the toils...
    soloexistence soloexistence
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2014

    1/4 Polish.

    I'm Lithuanian and I'm proud of that, but I have some Polish roots too. It sometimes makes me a little bit sad knowing that Lithuanians and Polish people don't really get along. My grandmother was Polish. I might be more interested into polish culture if I would know my...
    Ortinbras Ortinbras
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 11, 2012

    Only One-fourth

    I am also half-German and one-quarter Irish, but I proudly carry Polish blood,too. My paternal parent gave me the hardheadedness of an Irishman and the stubborness of a German. My maternal parent was half-German and half-Polish. From her, I got stubborness mated with Polish...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    Apr 26, 2013
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 3

    I just have a little Polish/Jewish heritage

    but when it shines through it really shines through.
    GraceJediHeart GraceJediHeart
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2014

    Do You Have A Favorite Celebrity Of Polish Ancestry?

    Mine is Martha Stewart. Who is yours?
    imathinkin imathinkin
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Sep 1, 2010

    Looking for possible relatives .

    maybe even still in Poland. I am decended from the line with the surname Ziolo. My line emigrated and settled in Bronx. My great grandfather was named Witt and he had 7 daughters.
    likityspliff likityspliff
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 5

    My Polish Pride

    My ancestors came to this country during the First World War. My great great grandfather was a teacher and he came to America with his wife and son. They struggled in the rough streets of Charlestown, Mass. I find myself filled with pride for their ability to face adversity from...
    Matthew1286 Matthew1286
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 31, 2011

    Even my sausage ,,,,

    46-50, M
    2 Responses Apr 21

    Jestem Polką

    Ponieważ jestem Polką a to jest grupa dla takich właśnie osób pozwolę sobie napisać tu po polsku właśnie. Nareszcie mogę użyć swojego języka xd inaczej nikt by nie zrozumiał. Zawsze tylko angielski i angielski..czasami też potrzebuję wytchnienia o.o Mam na...
    lovelessbutterfly lovelessbutterfly
    26-30, F
    29 Responses Jun 23, 2010
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