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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tadeusz_Kościuszko


Happy Kosiusko day. We had parades here in New York. Also it is Columbus day. So we can celebrate either, neither, or both!

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donnaimmaculata
Oct. 8th, 2012 01:02 pm (UTC)
He's such a great national hero in Poland.
eglantine_br
Oct. 8th, 2012 01:14 pm (UTC)
He deserves to be more known. He has a bridge named after him, here in NYC, and his parade--

I think that people forget that the USA had a lot of help getting started.

(Also-- where did you get the headdesk pope? He looks like he was having a very bad day there!)
donnaimmaculata
Oct. 8th, 2012 03:19 pm (UTC)
I can imagine that it's difficult to become really well known if people don't know how to pronounce your name.

I've had the pope for ages. Years ago, I roleplayed as the pope on an LJ community, and I've kept the icon. I don't remember where I got it from, though.
anteros_lmc
Oct. 9th, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
Excuse me?! You role played the pope?!! Well that's a first in my books!
donnaimmaculata
Oct. 11th, 2012 11:54 am (UTC)
It was a politicians-based game, and the pope is head of state. I think I mainly told people off.

I remember there was one very beautiful exchange between Tony Blair and (I think) George W. Bush about Christmas presents. Tony wanted to open his early.
anteros_lmc
Oct. 13th, 2012 12:45 pm (UTC)
Now I really have heard everything. Just when I thought teh internets could no longer surprise me XD
eglantine_br
Oct. 9th, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
So that icon is not of the actual Pope flailing in frustration? Kind of too bad. I was trying to imagine what someone had done to set the Pope off that way!
donnaimmaculata
Oct. 11th, 2012 11:51 am (UTC)
Oh no, it is the real pope. But I don't remember where I got the picture from - I only know why I got it in the first place.
ba1126
Oct. 8th, 2012 01:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I remember learning about him in history classes! In Boston we are very 'attuned' to the Amer. Revolution, as so much of it happened here. I don't believe there are any special parades, but I could be wrong. I'm going to check Google and see if there are statues, etc. in this area!
ba1126
Oct. 8th, 2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
Yes, there's one in the Boston Public Gardens, not far from the State House!
anteros_lmc
Oct. 9th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
You probably won't be surprised to know that I had never heard of the splendid;t named Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kościuszko before. He sounds like an amazing man. What a shame that his legacy was never used for the purpose he intended.
eglantine_br
Oct. 9th, 2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
Yes he has the best name ever. The funny thing is-- in Chicago they have an equivalent Polish hero of the American Rev. His name is Casamir Polaski!

Of course Chicago has a very large Polish population. Polaski day is a state holiday. Kids off from school and all that. Parades, beer. And you do not have to be of any particular ancestry to join in the fun. Both cities share that, and I approve!

anteros_lmc
Oct. 13th, 2012 12:48 pm (UTC)
Casamir is a fabulously heroic name isn't it?!

Glasgow has always had a small Polish community but it's grown considerably over the last few years. We used to dance tango in the Polish Service Men's club!
eglantine_br
Oct. 13th, 2012 01:50 pm (UTC)
My son was little, he got the idea that Pulaski day was the name for a day off. When he didn't want to get up he would say "Can't I have a Pulaski day?"
anteros_lmc
Oct. 13th, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
I love the logic of children :D
bauhiniakapok
Sep. 28th, 2016 12:40 am (UTC)
We had a Kosciuszko Park near where I lived in in Milwaukee WI, my hometown. It was in an old Polish neighborhood. We pronounced it Kuh-shoo-sko. I know nothing else about him, but it feels homey to hear his name.
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