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Warsaw Mermaid

Context: The informant–MF–is a 39 year old male who was born and raised in Zagłębie, Poland but has lived in the US since 2016. He learned this legend having visited Warsaw numerous times and heard the legend from locals. The interview from which this legend was collected was conducted in English. Piece: MF: Ok. So… Continue Reading »

“spoko” Polish Slang

Pronunciation: spôkô Context: The informant–MF–is a 39 year old male who was born and raised in Zagłębie, Poland but has lived in the US since 2016. This is a slang term he remembers from childhood. The interview from which this word was collected was conducted in English. Definition: It means all right. All there is… Continue Reading »

Trumpeter of Krakow

Content: Informant – “The trumpeter of Krakow’s responsibility was to wake up the town with his trumpet. He would give a trumpet call from the tower of the church. Supposedly he would do it from Saint Mary’s but the story takes place in the 1300’s so Saint Mary’s hadn’t been built yet. Anyways, one day… Continue Reading »

Polish Easter Basket Blessing

Nationality: Polish Primary Language: English Other Language(s): Polish Age: 28 Residence: New York City, USA Performance Date: April 15, 2017 (Skype)   Christopher is a 28 year old man, born and raised in Warsaw, Poland and who emigrated with his family to the United States when he was 8 years old.  He is a College Graduate… Continue Reading »

The Polish Eagle

Informant IT is a sophomore studying Computer Science and Business Administration at the University of Southern California. She is of Polish descent and has lived in many parts of the world. She is fluent in several languages including Polish, English, and Mandarin, and she considers herself very good at learning languages. In this piece, she… Continue Reading »