Friday, August 16, 2013

Co za walec!

- Fala pogaństwa jak walec idzie przez naszą ojczyznę i Europę - stwierdził abp Józef Michalik w Kalwarii Pacławskiej k. Przemyśla. Przewodniczący Konferencji Episkopatu Polski przewodniczył tam Mszy św. w Wigilię Wniebowzięcia Matki Bożej podczas trwającego od niedzieli Wielkiego Odpustu Kalwaryjskiego.

Read the rest here: http://wiadomosci.gazeta.pl/wiadomosci/1,114871,14444719,Abp_Michalik__fala_poganstwa_idzie_przez_Polske_jak.html

I get the idea that this archbishop doesn’t quite understand what the word “pagan” actually means nor does he understand the history of his own religion. While I am at it – Christianity is not a “naród” and the removal of the crucifix from the police station in Radom is no threat to Poland or the church and is in fact an example of the holy walec of the Catholic church I am hit on the head with in all public institutions including the public school my children attend. Oh and by the way, stop saying “we Poles”. You don’t speak for all of ‘us’ (he, he I’m not Polish yet, but my children are).

So my new favorite word today is walec. I plan to replace all derogatory words in my Polish vocabulary with walec as in "co za walec".

Co za walec!

9 comments:

sixteen.jones said...

Nawet Polacy nie przejmują się tymi bzdurnymi wypowiedziami księży tak jak ty Chris :D

robin153 said...

This picture doesn't communicate Christian love to me:) So much energy dispersed that could be used to fight poverty and promote christian values of love and charity.

mary nama said...

chris, nie przejmuj się przyjdzie walec i wy... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CNG9uQcGFM
Pozdrawiam
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Chris said...

I will try not to take it all so seriously ;)

czarownica said...

One thing makes me wonder - "I'm not Polish yet"
How can you become Polish?

Chris said...

You have to go to a very uncooperative lady at Urząd Wojewódzki who despite the sign on her door is not sure foreigners can even get Polish citizenship. I had to pee and was in no mood to deal with her so I never took the issue any further than that.

There's some kind of application and I believe a language test as well as some fees to pay. You probably have to whip up a batch of pierogi or gołąbki as well ;)If you pass, you get Polish citizenship, the right to an ID, a passport and also the right to vote. I got NIP right away because every country is willing to take your tax money. I got my PESEL when I was pregnant with Lizzie, not that I just waited to do it - it took me that long - from the beginning of my marriage to the birth of my first child. I have now supplied Poland with not one but 2 new and shiny Polish citizens. That should count for something :)

Izabelka said...

What a walec!
to brzmi równie pięknie;)
:D

Agniecha said...

"Co za walec"... Sounds good. Almoust like : "Co za stolec." :-)))Pozdrawiam.

Chris said...

That reminds me of something my friend's son said. "I know how to say kupa in English....cow (kał)." Haaa, haaa. Well, it's funny if you're 8.