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Another humoristic take on Switzerland by a Swiss

Another French-speaking Swiss comedian who got me roaring with laughter, this time talking more about Switzerland as a whole (I love how he gets "high" on milk!). Again, funny only if you can understand French, but the beauty of Swiss-French, as against say Parisian French, is that it is SLOOOOOOW! Enjoy!

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Old 02.03.2012, 16:10
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Re: Another humoristic take on Switzerland by a Swiss

De Bleu, cré nom de sort -un bon Neuchatelois. Comment qui s'appelle c'te mec?

(By Jove, a good Neuchatel native. What's this guy called?).
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Re: Another humoristic take on Switzerland by a Swiss

Is his accent Neuchatel then? I wasn't sure, because in rural Genevan countryside where we live, local farmers sound (to me anyway) similar.

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De Bleu, cré nom de sort -un bon Neuchatelois. Comment qui s'appelle c'te mec?

(By Jove, a good Neuchatel native. What's this guy called?).
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Re: Another humoristic take on Switzerland by a Swiss

Definitely. Genève, Vaud, Fribourg, Valais - they are so different really.
And the Franche-Comté accent just over the border here is so different again.

Anyway, what's his name, please.
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Re: Another humoristic take on Switzerland by a Swiss

Well, the video just says "Tex", so I guess that's what his name is.

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Definitely. Genève, Vaud, Fribourg, Valais - they are so different really.
And the Franche-Comté accent just over the border here is so different again.

Anyway, what's his name, please.
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Well, the video just says "Tex", so I guess that's what his name is.
Found him:

Un trés bon sketche de Tex ! Tex, de son vrai nom Jean-Christophe Le Texier, est un humoriste français ...

He is French, lol, but got it spot on.
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Re: Another humoristic take on Switzerland by a Swiss

He could have fooled me! He is good! He has done his homework or he has lived in Switzerland for a while, if only to get the Bardonnex border post right!


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Found him:

Un trés bon sketche de Tex ! Tex, de son vrai nom Jean-Christophe Le Texier, est un humoriste français ...


He is French, lol, but got it spot on.
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Re: Another humoristic take on Switzerland by a Swiss

Sorry but Tex is French not Swiss : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tex_%28humoriste%29
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Re: Another humoristic take on Switzerland by a Swiss

De d'zou- tu blagues ou quoi? (Blimey are you jesting or what?) From your link:

Jean-Christophe Le Texier, plus connu sous son nom de scène Tex, est un humoriste et animateur de télévision français
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Re: Another humoristic take on Switzerland by a Swiss

Ressors tes lunettes mamie, tu m'as mal relue tu crois pas non?
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Re: Another humoristic take on Switzerland by a Swiss

He's pretty funny! It explains a lot and reminds me of all the comedy of the Swedes poking fun at the Swedish Finns who speak a really...different...version of Swedish in Finland. It's a tough place to be speaking a dialect of a major language, but one that isn't quite accepted by the mother language and is also the subject of comedy. I'm sure the Germans have similar chuckles over Swiss German. (And the Brits over the US, too). Endless chuckles and much safer than, say, much more sensitive topics.
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Re: Another humoristic take on Switzerland by a Swiss

Cré nom t'as raison pour c'te fois, ché voir. Alors santé et à dans 15 jours, à la meme heure.

(Good god, you are right this time hey. So cheers, and see you in a fortnight, at the same time (a famous Vaud radio programme in the 60s and 70s).

French is great- just a little message and all is revealed - Noth is female. Grammar anyone?
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He's pretty funny! It explains a lot and reminds me of all the comedy of the Swedes poking fun at the Swedish Finns who speak a really...different...version of Swedish in Finland. It's a tough place to be speaking a dialect of a major language, but one that isn't quite accepted by the mother language and is also the subject of comedy. I'm sure the Germans have similar chuckles over Swiss German. (And the Brits over the US, too). Endless chuckles and much safer than, say, much more sensitive topics.
Much to the honour of the Germans, it can be stated that there are not so many "chuckles" over Swiss German. Possibly due to the fact that any "chuckles" about Swiss German might be misinterpreted by Bavarians and Baden-Württembergers as "chuckles" about THEM Add to this that German as a language was never centralized in the way of "sous la coupole". Look at longtime German Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who always found it difficult to speak Standard German as he was used to the "Mundart" of Rheinland-Pfalz, or to Mr Honecker in the GDR whose language even after decades was the Mundart of the Saarland. Berlin btw. has a rather distinct dialect. And so, there is NO German city speaking a generally accepted Standard German.

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Re: Another humoristic take on Switzerland by a Swiss

Oh, Wolli, even my dead German mother would giggle over that 1970s weather guy and the Bavarians and the Badens would be shocked that anyone would think they might be lumped in with the Swiss razzing. There's a goldmine of linguistic humor on the German side if anyone had the chops to find an audience. Linguistic comedy is a treasure, really. (And, yes, my mother always made fun of Kohl to be honest) Language is fun.
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Oh, Wolli, even my dead German mother would giggle over that 1970s weather guy and the Bavarians and the Badens would be shocked that anyone would think they might be lumped in with the Swiss razzing. There's a goldmine of linguistic humor on the German side if anyone had the chops to find an audience. Linguistic comedy is a treasure, really. (And, yes, my mother always made fun of Kohl to be honest) Language is fun.
Well, listen to people in Kreuzlingen, Konstanz , Stein-am-Rhein, Singen, Schaffhausen, Schwenningen, Donaueschingen, Lörrach and Basel. True, those Süd-BWers at times make attempts to speak Standard German, with rather mediocre success. We until 3 years ago had an employee from Waldshut but languages were not his forte. And so one day a chap from Hamburg called my colleague and stated that he fully recognized the independence of Switzerland but that this Mr T.... only speaks Swiss German is a bit much. My colleague replied that he had to send his complaint in writing to the Kultus-Ministerium of B-W in Stuttgart, as the man as a citizen of B-W had gone to school in Waldshut and not in Switzerland. There apparently was a longer break, and then a horrendous laughter.

Listen to REAL Sächsisch and REAL Frankfurterisch (Mundarten). A real experience.

And Austria ? Go to the Rheintal on the St. Galler side and then cross the Rhine to the Vorarlberger side, and you realize that people on both side speak roughly the same dialect. The Austrian-Hungarian Empire naver had much of an "integrating" effect in linguistic terms and the Republic of Austria even less. And St. Gallen ? This Canton speaks about four different dialects

Yes, jokes ARE made, but is NOT Germany <> Austria <> Switzerland, due to the incredible and KNOWN diversity of dialects. Dialects and accents DO tell. We yesterday had the visit of an Austrian customer in our shop. He did not say where he came from but from his dialect I can narrow it down to Kärnten or Steiermark.
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Re: Another humoristic take on Switzerland by a Swiss

Massimo Rocchi about Hochdeutsch and Swiss German

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Very funny, thanks.
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