Latest Polish language Stories

2012-02-13 22:16:19

New research into the different ways that English and Polish people use language in everyday family situations can help members of each community to understand each other better and avoid cultural misunderstandings. The study from the University of Portsmouth and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) shows how ordinary ways of expressing needs in Polish could sound rude or ill mannered when Polish speakers use them to construct sentences in English. Dr...

2009-09-14 13:02:35

Irish-born actor Colin Farrell has confirmed his girlfriend, Polish actress Alicja Bachleda, is pregnant. Usmagazine.com said Farrell confirmed the news at the Toronto Film Festival Saturday. The couple began dating this year. The child will be their first together. The report did not say when Bachleda is expected to give birth or what the baby's gender is. Farrell, who has starred in Minority Report, Alexander, In Bruges and Pride and Glory, also has a 5-year-old son, James, with his...

2006-02-24 11:38:32

WARSAW (Reuters) - Police have arrested dozens of people across Europe in a Spanish-initiated sting operation against suspected users of child pornography, Polish private television station TVN 24 reported on Friday. Polish police arrested 12 people in several cities, a justice ministry official said. Five remain in custody. "Operation Azahar was initiated by Spanish authorities and applied to every European Union member," said Barbara Makosa-Stepkowska, director of information at...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'