Parlez-vous Ponglish?



Young Poles living in England have developed their own language "Ponglish" by taking English words and giving them Polish endings, or translating English idioms and grammatical structures literally into Polish.

UK Poles no longer pay 'podatki' (taxes) but British 'taksy'. They spend 'kesh' (cash) take 'offy' (days off) and make 'fony' or 'cally' (phone calls) to their 'frendy' (friends.)

"Young people love it because no-one knows what they're talking about. Neither their Polish parents nor the English adults have got a clue what they're saying," said one Ponglish speaker.

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