Do Polish people know that in the Islamic world, Poland was, and is still in some countries, named as Lehistan?

The Legend of the Slavic Brothers

“The Three Heroes” by Viktor Vasnetsov (1848-1926)

They certainly do know this. Usually they would spell it Lechistan, though. It hearkens back to an old legend of three Slavic brothers Lech, Czech and Rus. They were having a drink of local beer in Poznań when they realised that they each wanted to father a nation. In order not to get in each other’s way they decided Czech would go south and Rus would go east. Lech on the other hand would stay in Poznań and look after the local brewery, which bears his name to this day.

Protoplast

He regularly would become plastered on his own product, and thus became known as the “protoplasta Polaków”. Among his achievements is setting up a capital city in Gniezno, a form of the old Polish word for a nest, and from this nest the Polish nation was fledged.

Czech and Rus fathered the nations named after them, while Lech fathered the Polish nation. He became the patron saint of Polish beer, and of big moustaches, and of smashing up invaders such as Islam or Communism.

Various Lechs and Leszeks

As well as a full-sized Lech you also get diminutive ones, namely Leszek, although linguistically speaking, Leszek is a lexicalised diminutive of Lech. You can add it to your lexicon, or Lech’s icon if you happen to be honouring the Patron saint, whose saint’s day is on the 28th February with another go on 12 August if you missed the earlier one.”

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Tramatic childhood? – GRT people begging with their music on the tram.

Original YT playout date: 12 September 2010
Duration: 1:56

This is no way to live. There are programs for bringing the Roma into society, and yet they insist on carrying on this way. Are they right? Is this any way for children to be allowed to live, or should we simply stop trying to value judge their societal choices?
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What are the best and worst things about Poland?

Well I have to admit that the air quality is reckoned to be the lowest in Europe. Earnings are still lower than they should be because we let in about a million immigrants from Ukraine pretending to be refugees. And not everyone goes to church. People could pay more attention to recycling and some laws are in need of change in order to help the charity sector and also the tax laws could do with a bit of modernisation. The foreign interests in our media and whining expats who try to make Poland like their own countries also are not great. I’m also not a great fan of closing shops on Sundays as some people go shopping to relax and the shop people can always have another day off. Business needs to be treated with a little bit more respect by government.

Other than that, no beefs, really.

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It’s not our ass on the line, here!

Original YT playout date: 10 September 2010
Duration: 3:07

That’s one pretty ass that stallion’s got, but it ain’t our ass. And I ain’t gon mount no ass that ain’t mine.

Some people think that Onotherapy is spending time with John Lennon’s missus, but I think we like the real one better.

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I caught my dad saving photos of women showing their cleavage. I even saw him several times peeking/taking a picture of our neighbour in front of us. Worst is we’re from a Christian family. Should I tell it to my mom and sister? What should I do?

My answer to this rather trollish question was as follows

“You can ask him yourself why he does this and whether he can look you in the eye and say it’s not something to be repented of.

Do not cause trouble in your family by sharing it on. Go direct like a man to your father.”

A cleavage-sporting cucumber, yesterday.

One Roman Catholic reader responded to my comment as if I had asked the question, and gave one of their answers

“You should explain to your Dad that if you could catch him then so could your mother of sister and suggest that he goes to the Priest to confess his sins. The Priest will be able to grant him absolution.”

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