Sunday, July 06, 2008

Say What?

It’s All About A Wider Understanding

Britain's expatriate Poles have made up a secret slang dubbed Ponglish that has become a cult language with young immigrants. They no longer pay 'podatki' (taxes), but British 'taksy'; they travel by 'tuba' (tube) and they complain about the 'trafik' (traffic).

FOOTNOTE: Slanguage.

3 comments:

Shrinky said...

some language is universal - taxes, traffic jams and modes of transport can vex the best amongst us.. smile.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Let me guess, those Poles don't take the bus, they take the kol-bussa.

CrazyCath said...

That's as good as our Franglais...