This one is an oldie but a goodie...'Which common word changes its pronunciation when the first letter is capitalized?' The answer: polish, the verb that becomes a proper adjective or noun describing a nationality, Polish, when the first letter is capitalized! But that question isn't very fun...let's try a more exciting one. Which English word, meaning a teeming crowd or swarm, came to us from the Polish language?
Horde, from the Polish word 'horda' meaning 'camp' (which, in turn, was originally derived from the Turkish 'ordu')...often used to desribe the invading nomads from the central Asian steppe.