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Wed Oct 22 00:05:48 PDT 2008
Rita Lyster wrote:
< What was derogatory was when the Polish called Germans Nimses or Schwabies. >
These words are not derogatory in themselves:
1) The Polish word Niemcy simply means Germany or Germans.
2) The German word Schwaben (in English = Swabia or Swabians) designates a region in southwestern Germany and/or the people living in that region. Read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swabia
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