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Old 10-09-2019, 03:47 PM
pulykamell is offline
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As for the Polish jokes, I grew up with them, my dad telling me the most of them (he and my mom were both born in Poland.) As I like to say, "I wonder who that one dumb Pole was who ruined it for the rest of us!" But, seriously, as it's always been explained to me, many of them came here to work in the stockyards and did manual labor, didn't speak English at all or not very well, and thus were just kind of seen as "strong, but stupid."