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Łódź, a "hipster town" LOL!
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billbob



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:27 pm    Post subject: Łódź, a "hipster town" LOL! Reply with quote

http://www.tefl.com/job-seeker/jobpage.html?jobId=92241&countryId=171

Ha ha ha! Is Łódź a hip place? It's got a film school and some bands have come from there, but I've heard it's generally a poo-hole. T or F?

Do they really consider hipsters a unique selling point? Too many twerps in lumberjack shirts, quiffs, victorian facial hair etc struggling up hills on fixed-gear bikes and I avoid the place like the plague!
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mitsui



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drink at the Baghdad Cafe and you may change your mind.
Lots of good students there.
They do well on the Cambridge Proficiency Exam - behind the Greeks.
Maybe they want to be hipsters.

Compared to Kielce or Radom it must be cool.
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billbob



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing

I once saw a Polish meme: "Whenever you're feeling lonely, think of the tourist information centre in Radom."
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mitsui



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hipster is not the right word.
That would apply to Berlin.
But Lodz is not bad. Sure, Krakow is better, but not the pay.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:25 am    Post subject: yep Reply with quote

I guess they got tired of 'Venice of the north', 'good local salary' and 'free coffee and internet'.

'Hipster town' shows you exactly who they want to recruit and is an indication of how seriously the take their native speaker 'experts'.
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Master Shake



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:24 am    Post subject: Re: yep Reply with quote

dragonpiwo wrote:
Hipster town' shows you exactly who they want to recruit and is an indication of how seriously the take their native speaker 'experts'.
Maybe you're just taking the ad itself too seriously.

From the ad: "Łódź is called a hipster of Polish towns, here we have OFF Piotrkowska, the one among 7 places in Europe worth visiting according to National Geographic!!!"

Lol, since when has being labeled a hipster town been POSITIVE? It doesn't exactly make me want to jump on a plane to Łódź. And is the fact that they're OFF Piotrkowska Street supposed to mean they've somehow escaped the hipster hordes?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe they're despearate wannabes whose dream is to make it ON to the street?
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mitsui



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lodz has always had an inferiority complex.
Anyway, students are pretty good there.
Cheaper rent than Warsaw.
Your flat could be bigger.
You can get good, fresh bread at a bakery.

A lot of Jewish history there.
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simon_porter00



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the worst limerick ever mitsui, it doesn't even rhyme.
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sparks



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There once was a teacher in Lodz,
Who got drunk and lost his shoes,
He couldn't get home
He lost his phone
And realized it was all from the booze.
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Master Shake



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sparks wrote:
There once was a teacher in Lodz,
Who got drunk and lost his shoes,
He couldn't get home
He lost his phone
And realized it was all from the booze.
Is that from the job ad?
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sparks



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poland limericks. Have at it Shake Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:29 am    Post subject: hmmm Reply with quote

There once was a girl from Buk....


Answers on a postcard...
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simon_porter00



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There once was a girl from Buk
Who drove around in a Zuk
With amazing pipes
And a perfect stripe
Everyone wanted a look...... at the registration documents
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hip, hip...hooray!

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