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My fairy godmother must be Swiss... or just likes bad jokes.

Hi all,

Pardon my bad introduction joke --

What do you call someone who speaks three languages?....trilingual (or Swiss).

What do you call someone who speaks two languages?....dual lingual.

What do you call someone who speaks one language? …A newly minted B permit holding blue passport only American.

I can’t believe I’m here, I got a work permit without a job, I’m not married to a Swiss (my bf is Swiss, however,) and I’m not made of francs– seriously – what are the odds! They must have been drunk when they received and approved my permit application....I hope they were because I would like to buy them a pint to celebrate!

Once the shock and awe wears off, perhaps after my first "Basel Baptism (Rhine Swim)", I’m seriously going to stuff my face with cheese and hope to mumble my through German classes trying not to smile too much or be that typical “loud American” I heard on the tramli last night.

It’s lovely to meet all of you. I already know just how much I’m going to need all of your advice in the coming days so I will preemptively say: THANK YOU with an American sized smile attached.
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Old 07.08.2015, 16:21
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Great intro!

Well, they must have seen your potential! Looking forward to more of your posts here.
Welcome!
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Re: My fairy godmother must be Swiss... or just likes bad jokes.

Welcome to the Forum.
Love the Intro. Looking forward to hearing more of your doings.
We'll soon wipe that smirky smile off your face though!
There are spies everywhere just waiting to catch someone slipping in under the radar.

In Basel a Tram is a 'Drämli' by the way. Ah Basel...
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In Basel a Tram is a 'Drämli' by the way. Ah Basel...
Thought I was going to knock her down a peg or two but you beat me to it.
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Welcome! Meeting us all? Blimey, did they give you a castle as a welcome present?
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What do you call someone who speaks two languages?...
Bilingual. And welcome.
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