From August 1st 2012... we have a new law that states we must seduce tourists with our culture... but personally I don't think hitting them with sticks or poking our tongues out at them is very welcoming!
Cześć or just hej. Or if you don't know the person very well or they are your superior, you say dzień dobry.
Not my native tongue, but my grandparents'. The rest of us speak Poglish, which is the most terrible stuff. A person in Poland would never understand it, we call it Chicago Polish. It's like a mix between Polish and English with like Polish words but an English sentence structure.
I crafted a letter to the diocese in my family's hometown in Poland and they sent me a letter back saying something along the lines of, "Please write in English. It would be easier for us." Their letter was written in Polish and I was able to understand it, but they couldn't understand me. Oops!
In our area there are a lot of like third and even fourth generation American Poles that still speak Polish and it's the same version of Polish that they spoke in Poland like in the 1880s-1910s so Poles who come and visit think our Polish sounds very archaic.
I don't know, we all speak English too, but for some reason when you talk to your grandparents, even though many of them were born here... you don't speak English, it's Polish. I'm mostly talking about friends' grandparents here, I never met my Polish grandparents, they were long time passed before I was born.
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