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Switzerland, sweden, swaziland.. whats the difference?

This gets on my nerves, people always confuse those countries. We are trying to send our dogs to Switzerland and the guy kept confusing it with Sweden and Swaziland. You'd think people like this would know the differences between the countries. I guess not..? Maybe confuse Swaziland, but Sweden? I never understood that one
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Old 30.06.2010, 19:07
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Re: Switzerland, sweden, swaziland.. whats the difference?

Eh ? You are not even here yet! I suppose you were referring to the airlines or the Swiss Embassy ??
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Old 30.06.2010, 19:09
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Re: Switzerland, sweden, swaziland.. whats the difference?

Ha, yeah. Wait till you get here, then it will really piss you off.
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Old 30.06.2010, 19:12
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Re: Switzerland, sweden, swaziland.. whats the difference?

Median skin/hair colour?

This is a common complaint from our US of A members... my family and anyone who is relevant in the UK knows exactly where I am...
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Old 30.06.2010, 19:12
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Re: Switzerland, sweden, swaziland.. whats the difference?

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We are trying to send our dogs to Switzerland and the guy kept confusing it with Sweden and Swaziland.
GOLD!!!
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Old 30.06.2010, 19:13
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Re: Switzerland, sweden, swaziland.. whats the difference?

Yes, everyone is blonde in Switzerland. Right?!
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Old 30.06.2010, 19:14
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Re: Switzerland, sweden, swaziland.. whats the difference?

Switzerland? I thought the country is called Swiss...
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Re: Switzerland, sweden, swaziland.. whats the difference?

Does it have to do with this?
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2200420320
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Old 30.06.2010, 19:23
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Re: Switzerland, sweden, swaziland.. whats the difference?

Yeah I meant the airlines

And I think that has got to be the best facebook group I have ever seen - Thanks for sharing!
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Old 30.06.2010, 19:40
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Re: Switzerland, sweden, swaziland.. whats the difference?

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Switzerland? I thought the country is called Swiss...
I thought it was called Chuh.
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Re: Switzerland, sweden, swaziland.. whats the difference?

Some actually do know. I was hitch-hiking on a highway somewhere in Florida, in the late 1970ies, I think. One guy, who gave me a lift, asked "where you from?" "Switzerland" "Wow, I have cows, too"

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Re: Switzerland, sweden, swaziland.. whats the difference?

My tax returns from the UK to Basel would first get routed to Sweden by the Royal Mail sorting office. (according to the postmark).

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Old 30.06.2010, 20:22
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Re: Switzerland, sweden, swaziland.. whats the difference?

Incorrect country selection likely ..
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Old 30.06.2010, 20:28
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Old 30.06.2010, 20:30
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Re: Switzerland, sweden, swaziland.. whats the difference?

I kind of don't get why you think confusing it with Swaziland is more plausible than Sweden?
[but I certainly agree that it happens-- I've had bank statements sent to Swaziland that still reach me here, so I guess the Swiss postal service has gotten wise to it]
Anyway, I was going to make some clever snarky joke about how Switzerland and Swaziland were similar enough given they were both landlocked and small etc, etc, but then I actually read up a bit about Swaziland, the most distressing being:

Swaziland's economic growth and societal integrity is highly endangered by its disastrous HIV epidemic, to an extent where the United Nations Development Program has written that if it continues unabated, the "longer term existence of Swaziland as a country will be seriously threatened."[4] The infection rate in the country is unprecedented and the highest in the world at 26.1% of adults[5] and over 50% of adults in their 20s.[4]

Anyway, sorry to hijack the thread, I just thought that was shocking and guess I wanted to thank the OP for getting me to at the very least read the wikipedia entry on Swaziland.
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Old 30.06.2010, 20:58
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Re: Switzerland, sweden, swaziland.. whats the difference?

Make them a note:

Zürich! Zürich Airport! Not Stockholm!

And certainly not Mbabana!!!
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Old 30.06.2010, 22:54
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This gets on my nerves, people always confuse those countries. We are trying to send our dogs to Switzerland and the guy kept confusing it with Sweden and Swaziland. You'd think people like this would know the differences between the countries. I guess not..? Maybe confuse Swaziland, but Sweden? I never understood that one
Well, even in hotels, some receptionists will ask you "Swaziland ? " which always came to me as a surprise.
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Old 30.06.2010, 23:24
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Make them a note:

Zürich! Zürich Airport! Not Stockholm!

And certainly not Mbabana!!!

Sorry, doesn't work, never ever mention Stockholm or Mbabana. People usually don't know about the meaning of "not".
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My tax returns from the UK to Basel would first get routed to Sweden by the Royal Mail sorting office. (according to the postmark).

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