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Czytelnia – A Dinner Club

Tekst został nagrany przez Karę Shallenberg -
Kara, thank you very much!

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A group of country neighbors wanted to get together on a regular basis and socialize. As a result, about 10 couples formed a dinner club and agreed to meet for dinner at a different neighbors house each month. Of course the lady of the house was to prepare the meal.

get together – spotykać się

on a regular basis – regularnie

socialize – udzielać się towarzysko

When it came time for Jimmy and Susie Brown to have the dinner at their house, like most women, Susie wanted to outdo all the others and prepare a meal that was the best that any of them had ever lapped a lip over.

outdo – prześcignąć

lap over – oblizać

lip – warga

A few days before the big event, Susie got out her cookbook and decided to have mushroom smothered steak. When she went to the store to buy some mushrooms, she found the price for a small can was more than she wanted to pay.

mushroom smothered steak – stek duszony w grzybach

She then told her husband, "We aren't going to have mushrooms because they are too expensive."

He said, "Why don't you go down in the pasture and pick some of those mushrooms? There are plenty of them right in the creek bed."

She said, "No, I don't want to do that, because I have heard that wild mushrooms are poisonous."

He then said, "I don't think so. I see the varmints eating them all the time and it never has affected them."

pasture – pastwisko

pick – zbierać, zrywać

creek – rzeczka, potok

bed – łożysko, koryto (rzeki)

poisonous – trujący

varmints – szkodniki: robaki, gryzonie, drapieżne zwierzęta; do varmints zaliczają się myszy, szczury, dzikie króliki, lisy, kojoty i in.

affect – wywrzeć wpływ, dotknąć (o chorobie)

After thinking about this, Susie decided to give this a try and got in the pickup and went down in the pasture and picked some. She brought the wild mushrooms back home and washed them, sliced and diced them to get them ready go over her smothered steak. Then she went out on the back porch and got Ole Spot's (the yard dog) bowl and gave him a double handful. She even put some bacon grease on them to make them tasty.

give a try – spróbować

slice – pokroić w plasterki

dice – pokroić w kostkę

porch – ganek

yard dog – pies podwórkowy

bowl – miska

handful – garść

grease – tłuszcz

Ole Spot didn't slow down until he had eaten every bite. All morning long Susie watched him and the wild mushrooms didn't seem to affect him, so she decided to use them.


The meal was a great success, and Susie even hired a lady from town to come out and help her serve. She had on a white apron and a little cap on her head. It was first class. After everyone had finished they all began to kick back and relax and socialize. The men were visiting and the women started to gossip a bit.

apron – fartuch

kick back – odpoczywać, relaksować się

visit – tu: gawędzić, rozmawiać swobodnie

gossip – plotkować

About this time the lady from town came in from the kitchen and whispered in Susie's ear. She said, "Mrs. Brown, Spot just died." With this news, Susie went into hysterics. After she finally calmed down, she called the doctor and told him what had happened.

whisper – szeptać

calm down – uspokoić się

The doctor said, "It's bad, but I think we can take care of it. I will call for an ambulance and I will be there as quick as I can get there. We will pump out everyone's stomach and everything will be fine. Just keep them all there and keep them calm."

pump out – wypompować

pump out one's stomach – zrobić płukanie żołądka

It wasn't long until they could hear the wail of the siren as the ambulance was coming down the road. When they got there, the EMTs got out with their suitcases and a stomach pump and the doctor arrived shortly thereafter.

wail – wycie

EMT – sanitariusz pogotowia ratunkowego

One by one they took each person into the master bedroom and pumped out their stomach. After the last one was finished, the doctor came out and said, I think everything will be fine now, and he left.


They were all looking pretty peaked sitting around the living room, and about this time the town lady came in and said, "You know, that truck driver that ran over Ole Spot never even stopped."

pretty – dość

peaked – mizerny

never even stopped – ani się nie zatrzymał

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