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Why do Poles number everything?

29.11.05, 17:03
Instead of pointing to the tooth that hurts, you say "It's my 6-ka." Schools
have numbers. Desks, tables and monitors have numbers written on them.
At first I thought this was an old communist thing - "We don't know how fast
we're building socialism, but we do know how many chairs the people own. And
we've nearly finished counting the schools." But it's the same in private
companies, even now.
I once tried to buy a top E-string for a guitar, 1-ka or 6-ka? Which end do
they count them from?
It was the same when I broke my thumb, and when the doctor asked what the
problem was, I didn't know whether to say I'd broken my 1-ka or 5-ka.
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      • ianek70 Re: Why do Poles number everything? 01.12.05, 19:35
        nasza_maggie napisała:

        > so it doesn't get stolen? smile))))))

        Hmm. Like with cars, you mean?
        Apparently, after all these years of Poles entertaining us with their tales of
        high crime rates, your car is now actually more likely to get stolen here than
        in Scotland. Of course, England is still way ahead.
        And this numbering must be a real obsession, since even completely useless
        things are given numbers, e.g. 1610 smile
    • firemouse Re: Why do Poles number everything? 30.11.05, 14:54
      Ha, funny topic smile

      But I have no number either on my desk or monitor. Is it bad? Or am I not Polish?

      With guitars, this is is simple - numbering starts from the thinniest string and
      if you look at the string sets the odd number (like .007) is the diameter of
      thinniest e string.

      But looking deeply into this problem I see we Poles should get rid of this
      nonsense custom to number everything. But how should I tell today's date then? A
      dilemma. wink

      FM
      • varsovian Re: Why point, if you can inventory and catalogue 01.12.05, 12:31
        Someone keeps on wanting to point out his own complexes, who could that be?
        Well, for the record: I love Poland with all her faults. I think that Poland
        doesn't need defending or supporting, but it is sort of interesting to compare
        notes with people who have experiences of life elsewhere. I mean, I have
        learnt so much about aspects of life I used to take for granted when I lived in
        England. I've rejected certain aspects of English life since starting to live
        with my Polish wife, and she's done likewise. We don't take sides, as it's
        unhelpful and, frankly, childish.
        • waldek1610 Re: Why point, if you can inventory and catalogue 02.12.05, 06:48
          varsovian napisał:

          > Someone keeps on wanting to point out his own complexes, who could that be?
          > Well, for the record: I love Poland with all her faults.

          Who's talking about Poland's faults? Why can't you continue on the subject of
          the virtues of Poland that I brought up?

          > I think that Poland
          > doesn't need defending or supporting,

          Oh, yeah??? The way British prime minister is "not defending" its country's EU
          rabate? Don't they call it; "hypocricy"???



          > I've rejected certain aspects of English life since starting to live
          > with my Polish wife, and she's done likewise. We don't take sides, as it's
          > unhelpful and, frankly, childish.

          you can't be preaching others to forget looking after its national interest,
          while everybody else does it. One frenchman said it all in the BBC
          interview; "French governement promised us that after EU enlargment, France is
          not going to loose enything, because gov. is not going to change anything.
          France is just going to be bigger"....No wonder French are now
          disapointed; "who could have think some Poles or Estonians also have interests"
    • bolek-i-lolek Re: Why do Poles number everything? 14.12.05, 03:30
      > Schools
      > have numbers. Desks, tables and monitors have numbers written on them.
      > At first I thought this was an old communist thing

      No, dumbass. That's the common thing for the whole civilized world.
      Where are you from? From some kibutz?



      > I once tried to buy a top E-string for a guitar, 1-ka or 6-ka? Which end do
      > they count them from?

      That's why they put numbers on them... For such idiots like you.
      If you can't figure out what they are counted from you should leave guitar alone.
      Try playing combs...


      Try the US. They count everything. Even numbers of hours lost in traffic by every American.
      You certainly have minimal knowledge about the world, don't ya punk?
      • ianek70 Re: Why do Poles number everything? 14.12.05, 11:16
        bolek-i-lolek napisał:

        > No, dumbass. That's the common thing for the whole civilized world.
        > Where are you from? From some kibutz?

        No, oto kolejny smarkacz, który angielskiego się nauczył z MTV smile
        A gdzie poza Polską widziałeś numery napisane flamastrem na stołach?

        > That's why they put numbers on them... For such idiots like you.
        > If you can't figure out what they are counted from you should leave guitar
        alon
        > e.
        > Try playing combs...

        Nie wiem, synu, jakie ty kupujesz struny, ale ogólnie są zbyt cienkie, żeby na
        nich napisać numery.
        Na paczkach są numery, ale to chodzi o grubość. 0,909 na przykład.

        > Try the US. They count everything. Even numbers of hours lost in traffic by
        eve
        > ry American.

        To się nazywa, synu, "statystyka". To nie to samo.

        > You certainly have minimal knowledge about the world, don't ya punk?

        Whatever, dude.
        Does your mother know you use words like "dumbass"?
        • usenetposts Re: Why do Poles number everything? 14.12.05, 13:20
          ianek70 napisał:

          > bolek-i-lolek napisał:
          >
          > > No, dumbass. That's the common thing for the whole civilized world.
          > > Where are you from? From some kibutz?
          >
          > No, oto kolejny smarkacz, który angielskiego się nauczył z MTV smile
          > A gdzie poza Polską widziałeś numery napisane flamastrem na stołach?

          To be fair, it was the imposed Russian system. It's their style to stick
          inventory numbers on all the fixed assets. The sheet of paper stuck to the wall
          near the door, like a mezuzah's poor cousin, listing out all the things that
          are supposed to be in the room was their patent as well.

          In Russia, as in Poland, schools and chemist shops and post offices are
          numbered rather than named, and regularly with Roman numerals, whereby the Y
          stands in for V, which is not on their keyboard.

          "L" isn't either, but it's not that often you get 50 amenities like that in a
          disctrict, so they didn't need to worry about that one.
          • bolek-i-lolek Re: Why do Poles number everything? 14.12.05, 21:40
            > In Russia, as in Poland, schools and chemist shops and post offices are
            > numbered rather than named, and regularly with Roman numerals, whereby the Y
            > stands in for V, which is not on their keyboard.



            In the US they also name schools with numbers. Like PS234 (www.ps234.org/)

            Where are you people from? Where's your "knowledge" from?
        • firemouse Re: Why do Poles number everything? 14.12.05, 13:23
          ianek70 napisał:

          > bolek-i-lolek napisał:
          >
          > > No, dumbass. That's the common thing for the whole civilized world.
          > > Where are you from? From some kibutz?
          >
          > No, oto kolejny smarkacz, który angielskiego się nauczył z MTV smile

          This thrown me onto floor laughing smile))

          I don't write "ROTFL" to hide my MTV connection wink))

          FM

          P.S. Eh, I need to wipe my display too. Good I had no lunch while reading this wink
        • bolek-i-lolek Re: Why do Poles number everything? 14.12.05, 18:24
          Now it's obviuos what kind of punks write here.
          He doesn't English a bit. He can forcefully put tohether a couple of sentences but when it comes to conversation he turns to Polish.
          Maybe he is a foreigner... but home grown...
          For such a dumbsass anything can be confusing. Like the guitar strings...

          Next problems of that idiot would be:

          Why do Poles number buses...
          Why do Poles number cars...
          Why do Poles number hours...
          Why do Poles number years...
          Why do Poles name streets...
          • russh Re: Why do Poles number everything? 14.12.05, 23:24
            Hey Ian, got to say it again, and this time not apologies.

            We've got a right prick on our hands this time! Or should it be a right gobshite
            (see, I'm learning).

            Mr Bolek. Don't even try and argue about the abilities of a person to argue in
            English when you cannot even put together a single sentence correctly in the
            language. To write in response to a post from a native speaker who has a superb
            command of his language such tripe as 'he doesn't English a bit' is a real crack.

            Maybe your real name is Waldek, although you seem have an even greater ability
            to debase any form of reasoned argument.
            • bolek-i-lolek Re: Why do Poles number everything? 15.12.05, 04:17
              > command of his language such tripe as 'he doesn't English a bit'

              The sentence lacks "know". Got lost in fast writing.
              You aren't a quick thinker, dude, are you?

              It's hard to make a conversation with halfwits.
              Especially when they have such infantile problems.
              • russh Re: Why do Poles number everything? 15.12.05, 06:28
                You cannot make conversation with someone who is incapable of conversing.

                You only 'talk' to, and have no wish to engage in anything apart from a slanging
                match of insults using your childlike knowledge of the language.

                The great thing about these forums is that you can turn off an undesirable.
                You're an undesirable.

                Bye Bye.

                • bolek-i-lolek Re: Why do Poles number everything? 15.12.05, 18:25
                  Childlike... smile))

                  Man it's you who has infantile prblems. How dare you...?
                  Halfwits have problems like: "why Poles number schools?"
                  Or maybe next one will be: Why there are clouds in the sky in Poland?

                  I try to show you that such idiotic questions show your ultimate stupidity.
                  You can't see your stupidity, of course.
                  So the discussion is pointless.

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