Sunday, July 8, 2012

Are you a punter? Be careful with the answer!

It's a holiday season, right? I've just come to think of a nice profession you may encounter a representative of when on holidays... It's a little known job of a


Who's the heck is this? Well, it's a person who may quite a few things on holidays... Let's start from the profession I actually had in mind when I thought of this word... It's a a person who propels a boat (a punt, to be more specific...) by poling. A punt is a type of a small boat with a flat bottom. Poling is just moving a punt by pushing a long pole against the river bottom. In Polish we call such a guy 'flisak'.

Another meaning of 'punter' refers to a person who bets on horse races. Generally speaking, it's a person who is otherwise known as a gambler. In other words, it's a person who risks money guessing the result of something. In Polish we call such a guy 'gracz'.

The third meaning of the word 'punter' that is disgraceful in the holiday context... is the one that refers to a person who uses the services of a prostitute...

Just to sum up... Enjoy your encounters with punters in the first meaning :) Don't lose your head being a punter in the second meaning. And don't be a punter in the third one.

My question to you:
Have you ever been or met a punter? Which type of punter was it?


  1. I met a punter in last summer. It was on the Dunajec. He was very nice.

    1. Hi I.! Thank you for your comment! In fact you should have written "I met a punter last summer" :) Anyhow, it must have been a great thing to have met a real punter on the Dunajec. I have never been on that river. I was in Spisska Stara Ves only :) Where exactly did you travel from and to? How much did it cost?

  2. Thank you for the correct a mistake. I haven't flawed on the Dunajec but I was in villageSromowce Niżne at the foot of the Three Crowns in Pieniny. There was a beautiful. People were very nice, especially the punter.
    When I good remember the rafting about 20 km cost 40 PLN for person.

    1. Thanks I.! Thank you for this information. I have never been in Sromowce Niżne. I guess the place must be just wonderful! The price doesn't seem to be very high for a 20 km distance... and the pleasures are unforgettable, aren't they?

      Your text after a few corrections:
      Thank you for ***correcting my mistakes***. I haven't ***swum*** on the Dunajec but I was in ***the*** village ***called*** Sromowce Niżne at the foot of Three Crowns in ***the*** Pieniny. ***It*** was beautiful. People were very nice, especially the punter.
      ***If I remember correctly*** the rafting ***for*** about 20 km cost ***PLN40 per*** person.

      Don't worry about your mistakes. This is one of the ways you can really learn some English. Keep writing!

    2. OK, I will write next. Thank you for the tips.


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