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The phrase "Kiss me I'm Polish" became popular during the 1970s when Polish Americans began to take pride in their ethnicity and wanted to identify with their Polish roots. Pins and T-shirts with the phrase began selling in the 1960s. Throughout this time, Polish Americans began to express their identity openly, and some who changed their names began to change them back. Some didn't feel the need to "fit in" to American Society, or downplay their ethniity.