21 Things Only Polish-Americans Understand

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3. You break off a piece of the Christmas oplatki and wish your family good luck on the next year.

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7. You know that eating pierogi is the most delicious way to consume potatoes...

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8. Kielbasa is sausage in its most perfect form...

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10. And no meal is complete without some rye bread.

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11. You know śledzie (herring) is possibly the least appetizing-looking thing on the dinner table...

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12. But you always have a cold beer to wash it down.

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14. You know what disappointment looks like...

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15. And you're bitter about Polish-born footballers that play for other countries.

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Miroslav Klose, (left) Germany's all-time leading scorer and star Arsenal striker Lucas Podolski (right) were both born in Poland.

19. Because they knew he was a saint way before he was canonized.

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20. You've probably never been to Poland, but you still always tell people it's a beautiful place...

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21. Because you're incredibly proud to be Polish.

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