New Yorker Jokes About Polish Name Zbigniew
|23 February 2007|
The New Yorker has received nearly 30 complaints about a cartoon featured in its Feb. 19 issue.
The single-panel cartoon features 2 children at a bus stop. One is telling the other that his “parents named [him] Zbigniew because they were drunk.”
Zbigniew is a traditional Polish name pronounced something like ZBEEG-nyef.
Those who complained considered the cartoon a ‘Polish joke.’
The New Yorker said the joke was the unusual name itself, nothing more.
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