it might be useful to see how cultures, Polish and foreign, have conformed to each other, after all.
Poles became a nation of motorists when a mini Fiat 126p was widely introduced in early 1970s.
The car was produced in Poland under the brand Polski Fiat 126p (literally in English: Polish Fiat 126p) between 1973 and 2000. To distinguish it from the original Italian car, the letter "p" was added to its name. It was produced by Fabryka Samochodów Ma³olitra¿owych (FSM) in Bielsko-Bia³a and Tychy under Italian Fiat licence. Due to a relatively low price it was very popular in Poland and was arguably the most popular car there in the 1980s. Its very small size gave it the nickname Maluch ("the small one","small child", pronounced [ˈmaluh]). The nickname became so popular that in 1997 it was accepted by the producer as the official name of the car.
The Mini is a small economy car that was made by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original is considered a British icon of the 1960s, and its space-saving front-wheel drive layout – allowing 80 per cent of the area of the car's floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage – influenced a generation of car makers. The vehicle is in some ways considered the British equivalent of its German contemporary the Volkswagen Beetle, which enjoyed similar popularity in North America. In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T.
Children in Poland and US (probably UK too) liked to watch slide films on home projectors. I remember those shows as one of the happiest moments in my childhood. I will tell you my secret: today, I recreate those moments reading slide films to my kids on weekend evenings.