We need to polish some antique silver, but are afraid of ruining it or removing too much metal. We're talking about flatware, cups, serving dishes, and other tableware. Ideally we'd like a method that: damages the silver as little as possible, provides a long-lasting shine/reduces future tarnish rate, won't kill whoever eats with them. [more inside]
posted by herzigma
on Apr 18, 2008 -
I'll be going to a convention next month with a number of "Dawn of the Dead" alumni in attendance and I'd like to have something unique for them to sign. I love the very unique style of Polish movie posters and want to get an original print of the 1978 "Dawn of the Dead" poster, but am having no luck. [more inside]
posted by laze
on Feb 26, 2008 -
What can I buy, download or find online to help me learn as much Polish as possible in the next ten days, with a budget of about £50? [more inside]
posted by Lebannen
on Feb 20, 2008 -
Is there a nail polish I'll love as much as my beloved, discontinued Revlon Top Speed Chrome Polish? Or that will even come close? [more inside]
posted by smoakes
on Jan 3, 2008 -
My mp3 player (creative zen V) has gained a few scratches in daily use. What would be best to polish them out? [more inside]
posted by Iananan
on May 11, 2007 -
Attention, Portlanders [OR]! Does anyone know of any Portland area Polish bakeries or other purveyors of Polish treats that sell the donut-like delicacy known as Paczki
posted by rokabiri
on Feb 21, 2007 -
Can you translate this short paragraph from Polish into English please? It involves some "L33t" speak so it may be challenging. [more inside]
posted by allthewhile
on Nov 9, 2006 -
What does the Polish word "Haftarz" mean? I see it listed as the occupation of one of my ancestors in the 1854 Warsaw Police census, but I can't find a translation.
posted by Asparagirl
on Jul 8, 2006 -
An odd one and a tough call, perhaps, but it would make life easier: are there any Polish speakers out there who could point me to a Polish-language recipe site containing recipes for Spanish dishes, in Polish? And since I don't speak Polish, could you give me some direct links to the relevant pages?
posted by Holly
on Apr 19, 2006 -
anyone know a good polish deli in the washington metro area, preferably maryland side, where i can get fruit pierogi, easter butter, and either golabki or a decent kielbasa? [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick
on Apr 4, 2006 -
I have scoured the internet looking for a Polish Eagle in a vector format. Without one I can't make shirts for my family reunion and I will no doubt be cut out of the will. Please help. Dziekuje.
posted by punkfloyd
on Mar 1, 2006 -
A colleague of mine has the surname Twarog, which is apparently of Polish origin and apparently means something amusing. Can anyone more linguistically able than me tell me what it means? You'll be playing a vital part in my co-worker mockery programme...
posted by prentiz
on May 31, 2005 -
I'm sure I'm mangling the pronunciation, and I'm sure I misheard a few syllables, but last night while waiting for a bus in Brooklyn, a man came up to me and more than once said something that sounded like "Sheh-deh-mah-shen-see." Does it mean anything?
Some clues: He was polish, also spoke -- in english -- about having just gotten out of a hospital, about how he was crazy, about how his wife was in poland, not america, about how he hadn't eaten, about how he was crazy, about "oh my god" (x3). I gave him some food and a cigarette: he walked a few paces away, looked up at the windows of a second-floor gym, laughed, and did a little dance that mimicked the man on the treadmill. Oh, and he kept apologizing: "I'm so sorry. I so crazy. Oh my God." (x3). Any ideas? I hope to see him again, and I hope to be able to reply appropriately.
posted by nobody
on Feb 8, 2005 -
I'm looking for blue shoe polish. Kiwi apparently makes it, but after checking local shoe stores, discount department stores, and drug stores, I can't find it. Any suggestions for where else I can look (either general store genres or specific places if you're familiar with the Detroit area), or, if that fails, a place to find it online without exorbitant shipping costs?
posted by Nikolai
on Dec 20, 2004 -
Polish Art - My cousin will be in and around Krakow, Poland for a few weeks. He asked me whether I wanted something from Poland. I was going to ask him to get something along the lines of posters as seen here
. Does anyone know of stores in Krakow that sell these? Any recommendations on what else I could get?
posted by turbanhead
on Feb 23, 2004 -
anyone speak polish? my grandmother used to have a word (most likely not a nice one) for what my irish grandfather referred to as "chippies"--young women, tight pants, high heels, bright lipstick. not *bad* girls, per se, but not nice ones either. i'm thinking it might have been "cichodjka" (more or less pronounced: tsyhodyeh'kah) but my aunt says no, that doesn't sound right to her.
posted by crush-onastick
on Jan 20, 2004 -