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07-10-2013, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by S E P H View Post
I don't know if Wisniewski knows he's Polish or not (his name is Polish), but is butchered in English. Should be pronounced, Ves-neea-f-ski.
Wiz is Polish

"Launched in 2008, the WIZ Wear clothing line breaks down boundaries often created by the competitiveness of sport. With a hockey theme, a hint of Polish heritage, and unique custom logo designs, the James Wisniewski clothing line shows off a flair for the game, with an allegiance to style."

Originally Posted by MiamiScreamingEagles View Post
Turk Broda is in the HHOF and the Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame:
Awkward, because Broda is actually Ukrainian. As if the name Walter wasn't a giveaway

Originally Posted by jekoh View Post
No he's not. His father is Slovak and his mother is Polish.
Never heard that before, but looked it up and you're correct.

"My father was a Slovak, my mother was Polish. It happened like that: After the war {WWII}, Russians were wooing people to go to work there, and tons of Czech and Slovak families went. My father lived there since he was 16 or so, he met my mom, the kids were born. My two brothers and then I. When I was three, we returned back to Poprad"

Originally Posted by CroHabitant View Post
Macedonian surmanes, majority of them, also ends with -ski, like Jovanovski. Pavelski is much closer to being Macedonian, than Polish
or Russian or Ukrainian or pretty much all slavic (though UKR/RUS is usually -sky when converted to English from cyrillic, but obv. pronounced the same)

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