catsoldier Threads: 106Posts: 838Joined: Sep 27, 2009 ♂ Aug 12, 2011, 01:47am # When the Aussie rules series is on often there are cultural misunderstandings(always), a hard tackle in Australian football is a part of the game while in Gaelic football it isn't really. When the Irish guys get tackled hard they take it very personally and fight back literally, the Aussies don't get why the Irish are thick with them and fight also. These matches have been battlegrounds at times, broken noses/bones etc. plenty of blood.All of the following is my own personal opinion:I think that the Poles(from Poland) and the Irish have cultural misunderstandings also(I did anyway).In Poland it is normal to be pushy, go fast, complain constantly etc. while the Irish generally aren't like this. This can get up the noses of Irish people but I think that both sides should realise that we have a different culture. The Irish shouldn't take it so personally when Poles behave like this and Poles should try to be less like this because it would make their lives easier if they didn't.I find that when Poles ask a question in English they raise the tone at the end in the same way as when they want to ask a question in Polish. Jest chleb, there is bread. Jest chleb? Is there bread. I picked up this raised tone at the end of the question as a kind of accusation the same way your mother/wife/partner would ask a question if they were trying to convey their unhappinness like Deirdre O'Kane. This combined with their tendancy to complain didn't help me like Polish men but I believe that I understand their ways better now and try not to take it seriously.