After a Polish Admiral of German descent JΓ³zef Unrug was taken prisoner during WW2, his former Imperial German Navy friends came to visit him. Unrug refused to speak German with them, saying that he had forgotten that language in September 1939 the day Germany invaded Poland en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C…
In the 1870’s and 80’s a Polish ophthalmologist named L. L. Zamenhof created the language Esperanto, aiming for it to be an easy to learn universal language. His goal was to promote world peace and better worldwide understanding of each other. esperantic.org/en/researc…
In the Polish language, showers are named after the Austrian founder of hydrotherapy, Vincenz Priessnitz en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
Despite the fact that Irish citizens are required to learn Irish in school, the second most widely spoken language in Ireland (after English) is Polish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rep…
Ho Chi Minh could speak conversational Esperanto, a language constructed a Polish ophthalmologist with the intent to create a universal language that is easy for anyone to learn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ho_…
Polish is the third most spoken language in Chicago en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
Today I learned about Esperanto, a language constructed by a Polish ophthalmologist in in 1887 meant to hone world peace. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esp…
Pope John Paul II was a polyglot. He spoke 12 languages; Polish, Latin, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, English, German, Ukrainian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak and Esperanto. He used 9 as Pope. He learned them in 1938, just before the Nazis occupied Poland. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
The expression "Polish parliament", an idiom referring to chaos and general disorder in an assembly, is used in all of the Scandinavian languages. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
More people speak Polish as a first language than Irish within Ireland. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
The Polish language does not have articles (a,an,the in English) and strict word order fluentin3months.com/polis…
Bevis of Hampton, a Middle English romance from about 1324, has been printed in many languages over the years, including English, French, Irish, Italian, Russian, Polish, Croatian, and Yiddish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bev…
Today I learned of Esperanto, an international language created by Polish ophthalmologist L. L. Zamenhof so easy to learn it is a "mere play to the learner". It is spoken by over 2,000,000 people all around the world, in no particular country. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esp…
HΓ€agen-Daz was started in The Bronx by Polish immigrants. The name has no meaning and was made up to look Scandinavian, although Γ€ doesn't even exist in Scandinavian languages.

Marketing at it's finest. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HΓ€agen-Dazs#Name

Russian general Mikhail Muravyov, during the process of Russification, prohibited the public use of spoken Polish and Lithuanian languages and closed Polish and Lithuanian schools, saying: "What the Russian bayonet didn't accomplish, the Russian school will." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rus…
Brave New World fifth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century, was accused of plagiarism by a polish writer and the dispute has never been resloved. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Polish is the only word in the English language that changes from a verb to a nationality when the 1st letter is capitalised. thefreedictionary.com/Pol…
In the late 1800s, Dr. Zamenhof, a Polish linguist, created a language meant to be used as the world's second language. It was designed so that it could be learned fluently in a matter of weeks. Today, over a million people in the world are active speakers of the language. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esp…
A tuxedo jacket is called a "smoking" in French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Polish, Russian and other European languages, because of its similarity to Victorian smoking jackets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tux…
The second most widely spoken language in Ireland is Polish irishcentral.com/news/iri…
English language TV shows and films shown on Polish TV are not dubbed but have all the dialogue read out by one person known as a "lektor" in a flat, emotionless delivery. online.wsj.com/news/artic…
In Poland there is an official regional language called Kashubian, which is spoken by over 100,000 people and is taught in a number of Polish schools. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kas…
There is a postgraduate program at a Polish university, fully taught in the constructed language Esperanto staff.amu.edu.pl/~interl/…
The Polish Admiral responsible for the strategic withdrawal of the Polish Navy during World War II, despite having began his naval career in the German navy, refused to speak German while captured saying that he had forgotten the language since September 1939. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C…

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