Polander - n. 1. A native or inhabitant of Poland; a Pole. Webster's 1913 Dictionary.
With a notable exception of the word "Poland," current
phraseology describing Poland and the English
The adjective describing people from Poland, for
example, is the word: "Polish." When language, the
word changes to "polish" or language, the word
changes to "polish" or something you put on your
shoes to make them something you put on your
shoes to make them look shiny.
A "Pole" on the other hand, means a "stick." or a
vertical structure that supports telephone wires. Only
after that, one may associate the word with more
"noble" meanings like: "North Pole" or "magnetic pole."
The Polish word to describe the native of Poland:
Polak (English spelling: Polack) has been desecrated
and is considered derogatory in many of the English
There is an alternative word in English language to
"Pole." The word "Polander," however, is not widely
used and it shows as misspelled word in word
processing programs. The connotation of the
"Polander" is much more positive, however to the
more widely used "Pole."
It is the purpose of this site to propagate the word
"Polander" as a substitute for "Pole" to help especially
those immigrants who struggle daily with the negative
connotations brought about by the English language.
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