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Re: Only in Switzerland!

Here in Romandie 'un car' is a coach, and 'un bus' is a ... bus.
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Old 23.02.2015, 21:13
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Only if they're run by the post. Those are very different vehicles from normal busses, you know.
Since when? I call those "Poschtauto" plain and simple

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I thought the ones you hire were called "car" and the others bus. There is also the postbus In certain remote areas.
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Here in Romandie 'un car' is a coach, and 'un bus' is a ... bus.
That strikes me as incredibly weird every time - when people say there is a "Car" waiting to pick people up for a trip, I always expect something along the lines of a small car (perhaps a bit larger than a Smart, though ) and not a humongous tour bus/coach.

I guess Brits/Aussies/Canadians/etc. would be equally weirded out if people told them their auto was in their garage
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Old 23.02.2015, 21:48
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Here in Romandie 'un car' is a coach, and 'un bus' is a ... bus.
Isn't it the same in France too? It certainly is in Belgium.

It confused me when we first moved to France. They didn't teach the difference between le car and le bus in O' level French.
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Old 23.02.2015, 23:40
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Here in Romandie 'un car' is a coach, and 'un bus' is a ... bus.

just as in Zürich
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Old 23.02.2015, 23:44
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Since when? I call those "Poschtauto" plain and simple




That strikes me as incredibly weird every time - when people say there is a "Car" waiting to pick people up for a trip, I always expect something along the lines of a small car (perhaps a bit larger than a Smart, though ) and not a humongous tour bus/coach.

I guess Brits/Aussies/Canadians/etc. would be equally weirded out if people told them their auto was in their garage

Postauto is something in rural areas but not in cities




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqzlm4mr-uA


and there is the famous kids'saying about the Postauto


Tätütätü
äs Poschtauto fahrt in Dräck
mit äm Schpäck
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Old 23.02.2015, 23:56
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Postauto is something in rural areas but not in cities
No Postautos in cities? Yeah, right!

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No Postautos in cities? Yeah, right!
You are both right so some degree. Postauto is certainly primarily a rural service, but many routes terminate in urban areas.

It isn't a city service like ZVV or Bernmobil for instance.
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Old 24.02.2015, 00:25
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No Postautos in cities? Yeah, right!



Proves that Mum was wright when talking about üüses Bundes-Dorf
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Old 24.02.2015, 00:27
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You are both right so some degree. Postauto is certainly primarily a rural service, but many routes terminate in urban areas.

It isn't a city service like ZVV or Bernmobil for instance.

Go to Zürich Airport. You have the Post-Autos on one side and the buses on the other
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Re: Only in Switzerland!

bellinzona urban lines are autopostale/postauto (they do have a slightly different livery though), they got a mandate for that since bellinzona doesn't have its own trasport company, they actually have quite a number of these mandates: http://www.autopostale.ch/de/pag-sta...rtsverkehr.htm
Also calling the 311 going between bellinzona and locarno rural would be a stretch since it can go more than 60 km/h only for a short tract, maybe just lower density area and communes not big enough to have a transport network. Rural areas is the traditional image.
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Do you have pictures of places, people, anything really where you thought: "Only in Switzerland"?
Ha ha ha..thats a good one, but its actually a German Company tourist/travel bus just passing by and its actually pronounced like "fooker"
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Ha ha ha..thats a good one, but its actually a German Company tourist/travel bus just passing by and its actually pronounced like "fooker"
In this case, it's actually F.ü.cker, with a Ü - the sound is /y/ in phonetics, not /u/.
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Old 26.02.2015, 12:17
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Who fooking cares anyway ?
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Re: Only in Switzerland!

Never seen any actual mountain cleaners before. I always thought it was just an April fools joke / Swiss tourism advert, but no, they are real (photo from Luzern).
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Re: Only in Switzerland!

You even have to have training in mountain cleaning to work in Aareschluct (please pronounce that right, my colleagues always laugh at me)
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Never seen any actual mountain cleaners before. I always thought it was just an April fools joke / Swiss tourism advert, but no, they are real (photo from Luzern).
Here in Zug I saw this week the guys cleaning the rocks on the lake. Two guys in a boat cleaning the rocks.. unbelievable.
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You even have to have training in mountain cleaning to work in Aareschluct (please pronounce that right, my colleagues always laugh at me)
Easy - instead of "ahre shluckt" go for "ahre shlookt"
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You will be fined CHF 150 and your name taken, if you cut the seat in half, on the third attempt,



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Just wondering, where they would they sell these cool shoes?
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Just wondering, where they would they sell these cool shoes?
Here -
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Re: Only in Switzerland!

BL Police tries to identify 2 perpetrators.... with pixelated pictures of course.

http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/basel/st...anger-23013282

http://www.baselland.ch/Oeffentlichk....319812.0.html
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