After a week of vaguely making plans to pre-order and never getting around to it, my Polish boyfriend and I would like to get some paczki in Chicago for Fat Tuesday! However, we couldn't go early in the morning, and we are lame and didn't plan, and now I'm wondering if there are any bakeries in Chicago that will still have paczki in the late afternoon/evening? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar
on Mar 4, 2014 -
My guy is turning 24 this Thursday, so I am casting around for a birthday gift. He studies Poland and Eastern Europe. He lived in Poland for a couple years while working as a journalist, and he remains fascinated by Polish culture and history. I was thinking that I could get him some Polish "comfort" items--specialty snacks, etc. Any ideas, AskMeFites?
posted by Triscuitier
on Feb 28, 2014 -
Asking for my husband - he recently met a man who when younger had a love for 17th century Polish poetry. He wasn't clear if there was one specific poet, or just poetry from that era. My husband would love to buy him a book of such poems (in Polish) as a gift. But since neither of us knows Polish, Googling isn't helping much.
It could be a new or old edition, anthologies are fine. Must be able to ship to the US.
Thanks in advance!
posted by Mchelly
on Feb 7, 2014 -
My uncle is speaking at a friend's wake tomorrow and would like to say a phrase in Polish. Can you help me translate it? [more inside]
posted by jweed
on Aug 9, 2013 -
My father is trying to get his hands on the Polish version of the book "Doctor Zhivago", by Boris Pasternak.
Apparently it's been out of print for a while.
I can't read any Polish. I'm looking for a link at an online store where it can be ordered.
posted by ovesh
on May 19, 2013 -
I’m currently working on an international project and need to format documents written in German, Polish and Croatian for use on the web. What is the quickest way to convert all the non-ASCII characters into the relevant character entity? Some sort of web form would be my ideal solution, but I’d settle for a freeware program.
posted by the latin mouse
on Feb 27, 2013 -
Can you think of any good sources of information on Polish daily eating habits, dietary trends, frequently used ingredients and dishes etc.? Bonus question: how much overlap is there with other Eastern European countries? [more inside]
posted by sively
on Jan 22, 2013 -
Home for Christmas and my mom has a jewelry question. She tried cleaning the chain of her gold necklace using silver polish, and when she did, it turned silver. Why? And can it be reversed?
posted by EmGeeJay
on Dec 22, 2012 -
What do polished titanium rings look like after they've been worn a while? I want to buy this
as my (replacement) wedding ring, but the polish in the picture worries me. [more inside]
posted by brenton
on Dec 20, 2012 -
What is this mystery substance? In an episode of Upstairs, Downstairs
, Rose and Daisy are cleaning crystals from the chandelier. Rose explains that "...then you give the pieces a wipe-over with this powder blue before the final polish and that gives the glass an extra sparkle." Screengrab here. [more inside]
posted by mimi
on Aug 21, 2012 -
Doing cleaning for moving out. We had nail polish stain on our hardwood floor. Need advice how to clean it up. [more inside]
posted by akomom
on Aug 9, 2012 -
Is this how a manicure is supposed to look? I've never had one before, but I am sorely disappointed. [more inside]
posted by vytae
on Sep 15, 2011 -
I had a bottle of mead several years ago that I haven't been able to find since, and wondered if anybody could help identify it. [more inside]
posted by silentbicycle
on May 11, 2011 -
So yesterday I bought a used copy of Fallout 3 for the xbox 360 at my local Gamestop. Turned out it was a Polish version. Anyone know if it's possible to change the default Polish text and dialogue to English?
posted by Dumsnill
on Apr 9, 2011 -
I am toying with starting Polish/English conversation group in London and I want it to be a success. What can I do to make it work? [more inside]
posted by Helga-woo
on Oct 28, 2010 -
My mother never shaved her legs or painted her nails. It's too late now for me to be reading teenage magazines. Tell me how to do these things properly. [more inside]
posted by mippy
on Sep 30, 2010 -
I just bought a postcard written in what looks like Armenian sent from what is now Lviv to what is now Chernivtsi (in what is now Ukraine), sometime between 1905 and (I'm guessing from the stamp) the end of the First World War/Austrian rule of Galicia. What does it say? [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Aug 25, 2010 -
Polish(?) Language Filter: My grandma often says something that her mom used to say that sounds like this: "Yat-skoo, Yat-skoo, Spee-yet-o-gah-me!" Help us figure out the language and meaning of this phrase so we know what she's actually calling us! [more inside]
posted by thorny
on Jun 14, 2010 -
I have an antique copper pot that has lost its luster. It's an ordinary enough saucepan, but it was made and then brought from Russia by my great-grandparents in the 1880s. My own parents just recently passed it on to me and I'm proud to display it in my home. But it is rather dull-looking and is not as pretty as it could be. I would love some advice about how to polish it. I'm not interested in restoring it to a point where it looks like a knockoff, I'd just love to reveal the warm coppery glow I'm sure is lurking under the dullness.
posted by DrGail
on Apr 24, 2010 -
Please help me identify the song being sung at 5 minutes, 52 seconds into the BBC's Monday morning GlobalNews podcast
. It's identified in the podcast as being sung by young Polish people in front of the Presidential Palace, presumably gathering in vigil, and it struck me as hauntingly beautiful.
posted by WCityMike
on Apr 14, 2010 -
I need help translating this Polish song! The internet has failed me so far. [more inside]
posted by Askiba
on Mar 6, 2010 -
Hello! Can anyone recommend anywhere in either Jersey City or New York City to get the Polish delicacies known as paczki? [more inside]
posted by plep
on Feb 15, 2010 -
At the end of World War II, would a Polish-ethnicity girl/young woman and her family from Lwów/Lviv have been given the option
of moving west of the Curzon line to post-war Poland, or would they have been forcibly resettled? [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Oct 25, 2009 -
Woodworking - What's the best way to strip and polish a piece of wood cut from a grape vine? [more inside]
posted by boosh
on Sep 9, 2009 -
I was told that foreign films that entered Poland during Communist times were dubbed into Polish but all of the voice work for both genders was acted out by one man. Is this true?
posted by parmanparman
on Jun 23, 2009 -
So I shipped a couple of cars to Poland and they didn't make it in one piece. Now it's time to work with the insurance company. I need a few words translated into Polish for a Vehicle Rating Chart: "Vehicle Description", "Annual Miles", "Number of Years Principal Driver Licensed", "Vehicle Usage" (What the vehicle is used for), "Zip Code", "Discounts Applied", "Number of Years Secondary Driver Licensed". Can anyone fluent in Polish translate these for me? Dziekuje!
posted by ieatwords
on Dec 2, 2008 -
What's the best way to teach conversational English to a Polish person with currently only very minimal English skills? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23
on Jun 25, 2008 -
I grew up in northern Michigan and spent my early years eating wonderful hotdogs and sausages cooked by Polish geniuses. Where in the Charlotte-Piedmont-North Carolina-anywhere in the southeast can I find a good meat market?
Something like this
posted by zzazazz
on May 20, 2008 -
Is anyone familiar with Polish language/surnames, and also able to read really sloppy handwriting?
I'm trying to make out this one name off a census form.
It's the bottom name in this picture:
posted by Ashley801
on May 3, 2008 -