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hutch0
Date: 2008-04-03 20:11
Subject: doomsday cancelled
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Location:the utility room in the sky
Mood:calmcalm
Music:duran duran
There's nothing funny about this. Really, there isn't.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-04 20:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I wouldn't worry. It's an area of European history everybody knows little or nothing about. Mind you, the Poles still haven't forgotten.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-04 21:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
One of the things that makes me love the Poles and despair of them all at the same time is they have a huge capacity for magnificence and a huge capacity for catastrophe, often all at once. A friend of ours who once tried to teach me Polish told me that the Poles can do something extraordinary on Tuesday, and have it entirely karked up by lunchtime on Wednesday. There's a Polish saying that goes something like `Polska nie zandem stoj,' which means roughly, `Poland stands on disorder.'
They were, once upon a time, one of the most powerful nations in Europe. Which I guess is part of the reason Frederick the Great and Catherine the Great went to so much trouble to erase the country.
I love them very much.
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(no subject) - (Anonymous)
hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-04 22:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My own spoken Polish is poor and my written Polish nonexistent. But fortunately, I do happen to know a native speaker. Maybe email me on the LJ thing and let me know what you need and we'll see what we can do.
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