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I had my friend around yesterday. we were chatting and laughing ,it was around 4-5 o`clock in the afternoon,and my hofmeister told us to keep our voices down.
We were not partying or anything like that,just simple,nice chat.
Is it normal?is he aloud to do it?
I supposed I have to get used to Swiss rules very quickly
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Old 21.04.2011, 15:40
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Tell him to 'Pissli offli'.
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Hi ,

I had my friend around yesterday. we were chatting and laughing ,it was around 4-5 o`clock in the afternoon,and my hofmeister told us to keep our voices down.
We were not partying or anything like that,just simple,nice chat.
Is it normal?is he aloud to do it?
I supposed I have to get used to Swiss rules very quickly
This guy?......

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Old 21.04.2011, 21:40
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Re: too loud ;)

You can make as much noise as you like anywhere, between 7 am and 8 pm, except public holidays and Sundays.

Tell him politely to go away.
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Hi ,

I had my friend around yesterday. we were chatting and laughing ,it was around 4-5 o`clock in the afternoon,and my hofmeister told us to keep our voices down.
We were not partying or anything like that,just simple,nice chat.
Is it normal?is he aloud to do it?
I supposed I have to get used to Swiss rules very quickly
Shhhhhh....
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Old 23.04.2011, 19:59
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Re: too loud ;)

next time invite him to join you. maybe he was just jealous...
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Old 23.04.2011, 20:45
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Re: too loud ;)

Here's a thought: do you ever hear the Swiss bully each other? Yeah, I thought not.
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Re: too loud ;)

Hiya
Im the friend that was with Aureola77, We really weren't making much noise at all, just chatting and having a laugh. We were given multiple dirty looks and then the shhh gesture and the keep it down signal. We were both so shocked that we didn't say anything. We just looked at each other in stunned silence. We kept talking but we were almost whispering to each other like naughty school children who had just been told off by their teacher.
We weren't sure of balcony ettiquette here, but its good to know for future reference that we can talk out there until 8pm and continue the conversation again at 7am. :-)
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Here's a thought: do you ever hear the Swiss bully each other? Yeah, I thought not.
Are you serious? Years ago, one of my neighbors -- dog lick his sole -- called me after midnight because the bathroom light in my practice accidentally was on and he could not sleep. His bedroom was across the street, mind you. I told him to shut his friggin' blinds, but he wasn't very impressed. I had to get up and drive to the practice to preserve world peace. He was Swiss, I am Swiss, and we had been neighbors for more than 20 years.

Do you need more material?

By the way, right now a nice party is going on in the backyard of my practice, right below said bathroom. Some Yugos from one of the appartments upstairs have moved their car out of their garage and put up a huge grill. There are tables and chairs on the driveway, and most of the neighbors have already joined the event, which was a purely spontaneous thing, without announcements or any other formalities. It's fairly loud, but nobody cares. I thing the ethnic mix is about the Swiss average. No one complains, everybody is having fun.

Everything else is an exception.
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Are you serious? Years ago, one of my neighbors -- dog lick his sole -- called me after midnight because the bathroom light in my practice accidentally was on and he could not sleep. His bedroom was across the street, mind you. I told him to shut his friggin' blinds, but he wasn't very impressed. I had to get up and drive to the practice to preserve world peace. He was Swiss, I am Swiss, and we had been neighbors for more than 20 years.

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Oh Wow! Did you really have to drive over to switch a bathroom light off? You must have had a very high wattage on the light bulb in that bathroom to keep a neighbour across the street awake!!
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Old 23.04.2011, 21:40
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Re: too loud ;)

Careful 7am until lunchtime (quiet time) then after lunch til 8pm or 10 or whatever...
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Old 23.04.2011, 21:43
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Are you serious? Years ago, one of my neighbors -- dog lick his sole -- called me after midnight because the bathroom light in my practice accidentally was on and he could not sleep. His bedroom was across the street, mind you. I told him to shut his friggin' blinds, but he wasn't very impressed. I had to get up and drive to the practice to preserve world peace. He was Swiss, I am Swiss, and we had been neighbors for more than 20 years.

Do you need more material?

By the way, right now a nice party is going on in the backyard of my practice, right below said bathroom. Some Yugos from one of the appartments upstairs have moved their car out of their garage and put up a huge grill. There are tables and chairs on the driveway, and most of the neighbors have already joined the event, which was a purely spontaneous thing, without announcements or any other formalities. It's fairly loud, but nobody cares. I thing the ethnic mix is about the Swiss average. No one complains, everybody is having fun.

Everything else is an exception.
I just knew some angry Swiss would rise to that. Thanks.
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Old 23.04.2011, 21:47
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...I am Swiss..
...Some Yugos..
Naw...really?
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Oh Wow! Did you really have to drive over to switch a bathroom light off? You must have had a very high wattage on the light bulb in that bathroom to keep a neighbour across the street awake!!
It's a 15 W fluorescent tube, not exactly what I'd call very high.

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I'm not angry. I just wrote something that proves you wrong. If the purpose of your remark was to make Swiss people angry -- sorry, failed.
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Naw...really?
What's wrong with that?
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What's wrong with that?
Slurr. .....
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Old 23.04.2011, 22:11
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Re: too loud ;)

Doesn't "yugo" just mean south? So ... a few "yugos" means a few "southerners" ... right?
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Here's a thought: do you ever hear the Swiss bully each other? Yeah, I thought not.
Somehow I don't think telling two ladies gabbing on a balcony to "shhh, keep it down" is a case of bullying. Haranguing them over a period of a week and throwing in a few threats / unwanted pizza deliveries might just about squeak it up to a level of bullying.

Or maybe the classification of bullying has dropped since I was at school?

If that is your classification of bullying then you've obviously never been in a supermarket car park on a busy Saturday morning with all its stand up rows between Swiss/Swiss or Swiss/Foreign or even Foreign/Foreign. Tempers bubbling over crosses all nationalities. Oddly enough...
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Doesn't "yugo" just mean south? So ... a few "yugos" means a few "southerners" ... right?
jug would be south, yugo/Jugo is an apocope following a long tradition for it in popular language. Southern would be ju˛njak.
The contempt in this apocope is hard to deny, it's the way the word is used.
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