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Yeah, that's part of why I'm reading and posting on this forum. And now let's hear your German and French.
I speak Spanish, Italian, English, Dutch and Quechua. I am only learning German.
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Re: Damn I hate this country

I criticize my country constantly.

(I had to rewrite the phare 3 times!!)

I hate the swiss key board zyzyzyzy!!!

By the way I am enjoying a lot this thread! Lets go on!
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II hate the swiss key board zyzyzyzy!!!

By the way I am enjoying a lot this thread! Lets go on!
I know isn't it fun?
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Old 17.03.2011, 12:13
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I criticize my country constantly.
So do I. But I don't go to Britain / Canada / the US or wherever, open a thread on a public forum and tell everybody how much I hate being there.
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No, I'd be lying if I said so. And I most definitely don't have a problem with others criticizing aspects of living here. What prompted my reaction is the OP's saying that he hates everything about this place, including all Swiss.
My daughter sometimes is a pain in the butt and I will say she can be trully annoying.... Does it mean she is like that all the time and that I don,t love her?
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Old 17.03.2011, 12:16
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Well, I have to say, I learned a lot today. And I managed to double my groan count within about 35 minutes, that's go to be worth something.
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I speak Spanish, Italian, English, Dutch and Quechua. I am only learning German.
That's it? Gosh! You are so limited!

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Well, I have to say, I learned a lot today. And I managed to double my groan count within about 35 minutes, that's go to be worth something.
I've said it before. The most interesting and entertaining posters have the most groans
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That's it? Gosh! You are so limited!

Had you said " Hungarian " .. then we would have had a discussion here..
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Old 17.03.2011, 12:18
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Can we all have a group hug now and say we never meant it and it was said in the heat of the moment?

*no homo group hug*
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Old 17.03.2011, 12:26
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What reaction did you expect from Swiss forum members?
Come on, it's just venting. Happens once a month in the forum. Get used to it! Generalization is pretty common in Switzerland too ("nothing against Jugos, I know a few myself, but....blablabla). All my respect to the OP to try and open his own business.

And it is true, it is really difficult to make friends among the Swiss as we normally have our own clique and speak a language nobody understands even when learning for example Standard German. It's not helpful and leads to frustration sometimes.

At least when Anthony opens his bar we can visit him and destroy all the inventory.
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Old 17.03.2011, 12:27
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Dawiz, seriously, what the hell man. Almost everyone on this forum are UK, Canadian, Australian etc expats. None of us need Switzerland. Switzerland needs all of us. If "immigration" read this, they'd offer to supply us with free language lessons/counselling because they, unlike you, provably know a good thing when they see it. If it weren't for Switzerland we'd be programming, accounting, teaching and banking in New York, London or rural Greece. If not for us, Switzerland would begin a quick slide into the ocean.

Ocean? Ever done geography Economisto??? You are of course perfectly entitled to make the above statement - which you have made before btw- but I do think it comes across as a tad .. arrogant and colonial. Maybe true in your field, but ... well, a bit of old fashioned sensitivity wouldn't hurt. Perhaps?
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Old 17.03.2011, 12:28
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Re: Damn I hate this country

Sorry if I offended anyone here - you can believe me when I say that I'm not a racist (and not an SVP-voter for that matter, as someone further up seemed to indicate).

I try to keep an open mind and very much welcome the much-needed cultural diversity most of the immigrants here bring with them.

However, I still don't think it's appropriate to do culture-bashing on public forums. If you want to "vent", do so in your bathroom (but not after 10 p.m. or before 6 a.m.).

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Old 17.03.2011, 12:28
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Thx for the groan Eco, but it wasn't aimed at you in person
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Old 17.03.2011, 12:30
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Sorry if I offended anyone here - you can believe me when I say that I'm not a racist (and not an SVP-voter for that matter, as someone further up seemed to indicate).

I try to keep an open mind and very much welcome the much-needed cultural diversity most of the immigrants here bring with them.

However, I still don't think it's appropriate to do culture-bashing on public forums. If you want to "vent", do so in your bathroom (but not after 10 p.m. or before 6 a.m.).

Peter
That I think we all can agree with... No personal attacks... The OP was venting... we all vented...

Lets spend the rest of this beautiful day planning to celebrate with St. Patrick...
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Old 17.03.2011, 12:31
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Ocean? Ever done geography Economisto??? You are of course perfectly entitled to make the above statement - which you have made before btw- but I do think it comes across as a tad .. arrogant and colonial. Maybe true in your field, but ... well, a bit of old fashioned sensitivity wouldn't hurt. Perhaps?
Yeah, did geography, it would take a lot for Switzerland to slip into the ocean, and I'm well aware how it comes across. But hey, it's no different for anywhere else really either. You want to know what a country looks like who really rejects immigrants? There are two: North Korea and Zimbabwe. We all need immigrants - they're not our guests, they're our lifelines.
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Old 17.03.2011, 12:35
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I speak Spanish, Italian, English, Dutch and Quechua. I am only learning German.
not good enough. come back when you can speak german, all swiss german dialects, french and romanche.
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Ok ok , it isn't over till the fat lady of medium girth mod sings..
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I criticize my country constantly.
So do I. But that's different. As a comparison, while parents can complain about what annoying brats their kids are, they still don't want to hear it from other people.

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Well, this goes under the category "hate it, what can I do about it". I personally switch the keyboard language, so if I press the key on my swiss keyboard that claims it is z, y will magically appear, as it should. Very easy to do.
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So do I. But that's different. As a comparison, while parents can complain about what annoying brats their kids are, they still don't want to hear it from other people.



Well, this goes under the category "hate it, what can I do about it". I personally switch the keyboard language, so if I press the key on my swiss keyboard that claims it is z, y will magically appear, as it should. Very easy to do.
Or just pop the z and y buttons out, and swap places.. ?
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