Actually, every European country has enough jokes about it's neighbor countries to fill an entire book with it. We joke about the Dutch, Italians, Spaniards,
Brits and they in turn have their own jokes about the Krauts. In the 70s the
Italian "guest workers" who came in droves to Germany got the brunt of jokes
then. I don't think that any of the Europeans take offense to the jokes made
In recent years, when political correctness overtook our lives, one hears
less and less of these nationality related jokes, but I remember very vividly
that when the Bush administration denounced the French a few years ago
for distancing themselves from joining him in his crusade against Iraq,
jokes about the French started almost overnight.
Going back to Polish jokes. Todays Polish jokes have little to do with the
ones of 60 years ago. I only know one where they'd ask a German where he's
going on vacation and he said: "To Poland, visiting my car!"
Living here in southern California, I would exchange Poland for Mexico,
as crime statistics tell us that most stolen cars end up there. We've had
our share of jokes about Mexicans too. In fact , no nationality is left
out, is there?
Just thinking about georgeob and the Irish - oh my!