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Polish A.net Members!

Wed Feb 19, 2003 10:31 am

Here's your thread, to make your presense known. I'm Polish and proud of it, so how many of you fellow countryman are there among the a.net croud?
 
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RE: Polish A.net Members!

Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:14 am

My ancestors are Polish...

Anyway...I was wondering...the Polish Prime Minister's name is Lescek Miller...obviously Miller isnt a Polish last name...so whats his background??

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RE: Polish A.net Members!

Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:18 am

I think that guy Peter (LO767-300ER) is a Proud Pole...
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RE: Polish A.net Members!

Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:18 am

USAFHummer: Aproximately 6-8% of the Polish population is of German ancestry. Most of it is centralized along the German-Polish border, and in cities like Szczeczin and Poznan. The other day I checked in a guy by the name of Szmidt going to Berlin, but his tickets were purchased in Szczeczin. For those of you who don't know, "sz" in Polish is pronounced like "sh", so his name was essentially "Schmidt", a German name. Likewise, (Leszek) Miller is also a German name.

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RE: Polish A.net Members!

Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:48 am

I am a pure-bred polak.. the product of two polish familes...

Moms name was Ochenkowski
Dads name was Mickiewicz...

Im just about as Polish as you can get.
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RE: Polish A.net Members!

Wed Feb 19, 2003 12:45 pm

"Anyway...I was wondering...the Polish Prime Minister's name is Lescek Miller...obviously Miller isnt a Polish last name...so whats his background??"
its Leszek! Spell it right for once Greg!

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RE: Polish A.net Members!

Wed Feb 19, 2003 2:10 pm

Roley:
My apologies, "His Polishness" for that minor typo...

LH423:
Thanks for the explanation...

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RE: Polish A.net Members!

Wed Feb 19, 2003 4:04 pm

Witam i pozdrawiam wszystkich Polaków na airliners.net  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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Wed Feb 19, 2003 4:16 pm

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RE: Polish A.net Members!

Wed Feb 19, 2003 4:27 pm

My grandfather on my dad's side emigrated from Poland when he was 7 years old, and that's where I get my last name of Rybick from, which I believe is a Polish family name. It's certainly rare, there aren't hardly any Rybicks in the entire US except for Connecticut and Alabama (and like one in Ohio).
 
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Wed Feb 19, 2003 5:07 pm

I thought Lindy would have replied a long time ago, where are you anyway you Polska git?  Big grin Big grin

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RE: Polish A.net Members!

Wed Feb 19, 2003 5:14 pm

Of all the puns I have seen, Flying Texans was quite Clever.

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RE: Polish A.net Members!

Wed Feb 19, 2003 5:17 pm

My dad was born in Israel, but all his family was from Poland. Past his parents, they all perished in the holocaust.
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RE: Polish A.net Members!

Wed Feb 19, 2003 5:38 pm

My greandmother (on my father side) was Polish, so I'm 25% Polish

I never knew her, as she died loooong ago ( my father was 4 at that time !), although I visited her grave at occasions.

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RE: Polish A.net Members!

Wed Feb 19, 2003 6:12 pm

I am Polish  Smile

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RE: Polish A.net Members!

Thu Feb 20, 2003 3:38 am

Czesc,

I am half polish

I go to Poland nearly every year
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RE: Polish A.net Members!

Thu Feb 20, 2003 6:34 am

Speaking of Poland, if anyone wants a great read, find yourself a copy of James Michener's Poland. It is a historical novel of Poland from its inception to modernity. What an incredible read! I knew nothing of Poland until I delved into the book. Poland has quite a history, much of it spent being trampled and invaded by one foreign power or another. Poland is portrayed as having remained in existence only through the fierce will and determination of its citizenry.

I'd highly recommend the book to anyone. Even people generally not interested in history will find James Michener to have a very engaging writing style.

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RE: Polish A.net Members!

Thu Feb 20, 2003 8:29 am

Kurde Kuba ja to do cholery nawet nie wiem jak z tego kompa wydusic u z kreseczka  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

btw czy taras w wawie jest jeszcze otwarty zeby robic zdjecia? Czy te durnie juz go zamkneli przez security?
 
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RE: Polish A.net Members!

Thu Feb 20, 2003 1:40 pm

A Polish A.net member thread and noone told me about it!? Granted, I'll never be as Polish as Chancellor LOT767-300ER (HEIL LOT!  Big thumbs up ) but I come close being the son of Polish immigrants!

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RE: Polish A.net Members!

Thu Feb 20, 2003 3:07 pm

I'm 100% polish, born here and never been there but my parents and such are from there so Im polish nonetheless, and my name ending SKI is a pretty dead giveaway of my descent. I can understand polish pretty well but can't speak it much and forget about reading it...those polish phonetics make as much sense to me as does japanese or chinese writing.
 
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RE: Polish A.net Members!

Thu Feb 20, 2003 7:09 pm

LOT767-300ER,
Warsaw Airport`s website says the observation desk is still opened. I haven`t been to WAW since last July.
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RE: Polish A.net Members!

Thu Feb 20, 2003 10:22 pm

Hi,

the observation deck at WAW is open  Smile

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RE: Polish A.net Members!

Fri Feb 21, 2003 1:01 am

So it looks like about 4 of you on this thread are actually Polish and it's great to hear from you ... the rest of you are .... confused.

Poland ... Central/Eastern Europe ... Baltic sea ... between Germany and Belorussia ... Poland !
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RE: Polish A.net Members!

Fri Feb 21, 2003 2:15 am

There's nothing confusing about acknowledging your heritage.

My family comes from Poland, a large and prosperous family pre-WWII. Unfortunately, only my great-grandfather and great-grandmother were the only ones to survive the Holocaust, having escaped to Venezuela where I now have many relatives. My grandmother knows the town they lived, in I'll have to ask her and maybe someone here will know it and tell me what it's like. Judging from my last name, we are also that small percentage to have German roots.

I would like to visit Poland one day, see where I came from and where my ancestors spent their lives.
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