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Finnish article about boring Zurich...

I cannot seem to escape Switzerland, even when traveling elsewhere....the Helsinki newspaper carried an article about Zurich today;

http://www.hs.fi/matka/Tylsä+tylsemp...a1355990455357

It at least mentions the viaduct but....I think the reporter is working way too hard to try and convince themselves much less the reader.
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Old 21.12.2012, 13:35
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Re: Finnish article about boring Zurich...

A snippet or two in machine translation to EN.
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Old 21.12.2012, 13:36
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I cannot seem to escape Switzerland, even when traveling elsewhere....the Helsinki newspaper carried an article about Zurich today;

http://www.hs.fi/matka/Tylsä+tylsemp...a1355990455357

It at least mentions the viaduct but....I think the reporter is working way too hard to try and convince themselves much less the reader.
Now, how many of us do you think, know how to read Finnish?
Is there any way to switch the lingo to something easier on the eye?
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Old 21.12.2012, 13:44
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Now, how many of us do you think, know how to read Finnish?
Is there any way to switch the lingo to something easier on the eye?
Those fuzzy letters do get a bit bothersome sometime translate.google.com is your friend but it does have some odd/awkward translations in some spots.

The executive summary is "Zurich isn't dull! No, really! Oh and guys need to pee sitting down in some apt houses at night to be quiet...but it's really not dull at all!"
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Those fuzzy letters do get a bit bothersome sometime translate.google.com is your friend but it does have some odd/awkward translations in some spots.

The executive summary is "Zurich isn't dull! No, really! Oh and guys need to pee sitting down in some apt houses at night to be quiet...but it's really not dull at all!"
I don't have friends...but yeah, let me give this google person a try.
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Those fuzzy letters do get a bit bothersome sometime translate.google.com is your friend but it does have some odd/awkward translations in some spots.

The executive summary is "Zurich isn't dull! No, really! Oh and guys need to pee sitting down in some apt houses at night to be quiet...but it's really not dull at all!"

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I don't have friends...but yeah, let me give this google person a try.
Ok, I gave it a try, but got tired of all them letters I've never seen next to each other. You sure this isn't esperanto?
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Old 21.12.2012, 13:55
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Re: Finnish article about boring Zurich...

Any article that starts off with the myth that the Swiss invented the cuckoo clock loses me at the first sentence...
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Old 21.12.2012, 14:12
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Re: Finnish article about boring Zurich...

What a masterpiece to read and an eye-opener. Hats down to the author of this article who has figured it all out perfectly
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Old 21.12.2012, 14:31
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Any article that starts off with the myth that the Swiss invented the cuckoo clock loses me at the first sentence...
I think the translation drops the ball here as invent is the wrong word as the Swiss didn't invent LSD or pocket knives either, but these are the things that are most commonly associated with Switzerland.

N.b. checking the original...yes, the translation got it right which seems odd since its such a simple thing so it must be tongue in cheek given the paragraphs that follow it.

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I cannot seem to escape Switzerland, even when traveling elsewhere....the Helsinki newspaper carried an article about Zurich today;

http://www.hs.fi/matka/Tylsä+tylsemp...a1355990455357

It at least mentions the viaduct but....I think the reporter is working way too hard to try and convince themselves much less the reader.

Didn't Helsingin Sanomat use to have an English edition?
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Old 21.12.2012, 14:37
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Didn't Helsingin Sanomat use to have an English edition?
They did, but sadly I think WLM, the translator, may be retiring and the paper has put up a pay wall so they might be rethinking the English side of things. I suspect I will find out more this evening at a dinner with friends. But, yes, I miss the English edition as well, primarily for the translators cheek he would insert on occasion to liven up the articles.
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I think the translation drops the ball here as invent is the wrong word as the Swiss didn't invent LSD or pocket knives .
maybe my understanding is different.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Hofmann
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Re: Finnish article about boring Zurich...

I 100% agree ther is not enough vodka in Zurich
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Re: Finnish article about boring Zurich...

Finland is the one country that can judge boredomness.

BTW last time I was in the US, I was sitting at the gate waiting for the plane when I suddenly saw Zurich main station on TV, it was surreal. Richard Quest was reporting from Switzerland (another time).
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The executive summary is "Zurich isn't dull! No, really! Oh and guys need to pee sitting down in some apt houses at night to be quiet...but it's really not dull at all!"
From a Finnish newspaper? Oh the irony.
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Those fuzzy letters do get a bit bothersome sometime translate.google.com is your friend but it does have some odd/awkward translations in some spots.

The executive summary is "Zurich isn't dull! No, really! Oh and guys need to pee sitting down in some apt houses at night to be quiet...but it's really not dull at all!"
What is the point of guys sitting down to do a pee for being quite when you flush the toilet straight after anyway which makes much more noise then peeing
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Does anyone else find it a bit errr sarcastic that the Finnish write about the Swiss being boring
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Does anyone else find it a bit errr sarcastic that the Finnish write about the Swiss being boring
Neither the Swiss, nor the Finns are boring. You have to find the right people. Anyhow, I remember having lots of fun in Helsinki, but it might be because I was a few years younger. And still studying. Btw, the Finns have one of the best education systems in the worlds, or so they say.
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A snippet or two in machine translation to EN.
An excellently written article. Except that it is necessary to apologize to the Baden-Württemberger and emphasize that nobody here claimed that their Kuckuck-Uhr was a Swiss invention.
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I think the translation drops the ball here as invent is the wrong word as the Swiss didn't invent LSD or pocket knives either, but these are the things that are most commonly associated with Switzerland.

N.b. checking the original...yes, the translation got it right which seems odd since its such a simple thing so it must be tongue in cheek given the paragraphs that follow it.
First about LSD
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/LSD

Second about the pocket knife
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taschenmesser

LSD in fact WAS invented in Switzerland, while the pocket knifes as such are more than 2000 years old, but Switzerland was the first ot commercialize them in a real way

But Kuckuck-Uhren are definitely a product of the Black-Forest in Baden-Württemberg- It may be noted that MARZIPAN is from the German cities of Aachen and Lübeck ! The Mozartkugeln are from Salzburg while Baci di Perugia are from Perugia.
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