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German names of places taken by Poland[edit]

H. Jonat wrote:

The German language is an official language in Poland since the 1990's. (This is untrue.) The German names of places, which were taken from Germany by Stalin and given to Poland for administration, are again allowed to be used along with the current Polish names (This is untrue, too). European atlasses reflect this, by showing both the current Polish and the German place names (another utrue statement). Some English language atlasses also show both Polish and German language names.
Germans , (since 1945 ethnic Germans in Poland), who have been able to remain in their homelands of Pomerania, Silesia, Eastern Brandenburg, Prussia, are supposed to be able to conduct their official business in the Polish administration agencies in their native German language (True, Poles are a multiligual people, therefore you can also conduct your business in English and other languages).
I do not have any reports , if this is adhered to.
In light of the German language again officially allowed under the Polish Administration , it seems odd, that attempts are currently made by some wikipedians to change all German place names ,which are often also the English language names, into Polish and to disregard the German names , which these towns and cities had carried continously for many centuries.

Taw considers this total bullshit: (This entire article should be deleted.)

Cunctator: this was removed not because it was merely non-NPOV. This was from the first sentence wrong.
German language is not an official language in Poland, double signs are used only in few countries of w:Opolskie (that's about 1% of Polish teritory) which have significant German minority, and they are in no way official, just initiative of local government which nobody is caring about.
You can't talk with Polish administration in German.
The rest is just more bullshit and German propaganda.
I'm removing it from commentary.

This page has been added to the to be deleted list -- hope that it is, because it's really inappropriate IMO.

Knocking her dead one on the nose each and every double trey[edit]

What is the history and usage of this term? Who uses it?

'Getting paid every six days', or somesuch. Is elaborate slang, rhyming slang, etc in Wiktionary or Wikiquote now?

Old commentary[edit]

Even if these questions are answered, it would still be a dictionary entry, explaining a specific piece of slang. If you really disagree, C, I encourage you to write a real article about the phrase, and we'll see how it turns out. --Stephen Gilbert

It sounds to me like one line from a glossary of slang - and if we have a list of slang phrases (which I'm sure we'll have) I think they should be kept on one page, not given a separate entry apiece. --MichaelTinkler

I think the person putting them in should have to incorporate them all into an article on slang and idiom over the centuries!! -- JHK

Brilliant idea.  :-) --LMS

I don't think it was a particularly good idea to make this a subpage of slang, considering that we're going to be getting rid of subpages. If the article is going to be integrated into the slang article, it won't be done so via a subpage or a munged subpage, I imagine. --LMS

I originated this article because it was listed on Complete_list_of_encyclopedia_topics/K. No other reason, there are a number of other similiar phrases on the page (Keep on keeping on etc.) which I have removed. BTW it is apparently C19 Black American slang.


Aha! Well, not every topic listed in that list is going to end up being a suitable Wikipedia topic; it's an automatically compiled list made from various different sources. --LMS