- Mark, no smut involved, even if you do not understand Polish, know it to be a simple play on words, it was normal and still is for Polish people to be humorousMessage 1 of 2 , Jan 31, 2013View Source
Mark, no smut involved, even if you do not understand Polish, know it to be a simple play on words, it was normal and still is for Polish people to be humorous and sarcastic, (the Polish of the old school, don’t know about Modern Poland) when dealing with hardship and tragedy, they could use simple descriptive words, with no indecent, inappropriate words, even entered into, except for the word most men used of Cur............but we will not go into this, as this was mainly used for enemy.
Polish is a very picturesque, describing language and I remember reading in one of the posts that Polish soldiers after the war, would sing, dance, get drunk and then cry, when their inner feelings came out. It was a form of Stoic Sarcasm, to hide their inner feelings, or to display frustration (passion) to help them get on with the hardship of life, showing that they were a complex people, an honest people and it brought back to us, the memory of our parents and relatives as that language was common to that specific time of pre-war and post-war.
The Polish Genetic Database is great news; can orphans be traced and placed with a specific family DNA? Such as distant relative? Also it could widen the gap between ethnicity and citizenship.
Polish Genetic Database of Victims of Totalitarianism
Wish I could get in on the smutty humor but I dont speak Polish. Only familiar term to me is Koorva. The Google translations are hilarious. I guess the really bad word at the end of John's message may translate like 'maternally affectionate'.
On a subject switch, has anyone heard of the article below? I think I am the next male in my family line and wonder about it.
On 28 September 2012 the Institute of National Remembrance - Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation and the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin signed an agreement on the Polish Genetic Database of Victims of Totalitarianism. The act of agreement was signed by Dr. Lukasz Kaminski, President of the Institute of National Remembrance and Prof. Andrzej Ciechanowicz, Rector of the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin.
Polish Genetic Database of Victims of Totalitarianism is a strategic step of the research project "The search for unknown burial places of victims of the Communist terror in the years 1944-1956". The project includes activities such as IPN exhumations at the Powazki Cemetery. Simple methods for identification of victims, such as by objects of material culture and anthropological research, are no longer sufficient and it is necessary to genetically identify of victims. Scientific and technological development allows for the use of the latest methods of judicial genetics in the personal identification.
Genetic identification is determined by comparing the DNA profile from the genetic material coming from family members or DNA material derived from the personal belongings of the victims. Thus, creating the DNA database of comparative material of the victims and their relatives, becomes a crucial task. The database will allow for research in this field for many years. Creating the DNA database is the only chance to obtain appropriate reference material, eliminating the risk of passing time, which is of decisive importance.
Polish Genetic Database of Victims of Totalitarianism is the first of this type, such complex base in Europe. Russian Federation and Germany also plan to build similar databases, though of lesser size. It is also a unique operation worldwide. United States, United Kingdom, Australia possess similar databases, but of forensics kind.
Donations to support the functioning of Polish Genetic Database of Victims of Totalitarianism can be directed to the following account:
III Oddział w Szczecinie
06 1090 1492 0000 0001 0053 7752
marked " Polish Genetic Database of Victims of Totalitarianism"