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Old 29.07.2011, 00:54
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Re: Social/soft skills: do the swiss have any? Which one?

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The answer for my ' Im from Poland' was : ohhhhhhh you steal cars!!
I wonder if certain nationalities are (consciously or not) more sensitive to Mafia-like jibes. Do some nationalities have bigger hung-ups about the whole thing?
Definitely us, Poles, are usually quite sensitive. Over the years, I have developed thicker skin, though.
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Old 29.07.2011, 01:09
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The explanation is simple. While Lombardiana and Ticinesi may be the same in principle, the average Lombardiana has been under far heavier "central-Italian" influence than the Ticinesi. What that cousin simply did not realize that your daughter used/uses some expressions just in the way of her teachers who tried to celebrate whatever they regard as "educated Italian". I mean, if you have a slight Toscana-accent in your Italian, you in the Ticino in spite of your meagre capabilities of Italian are always regarded as an Italian.
Actually, today was one of the few times that instead of being asked (in Italian) "which part of Italy are you from?", I was asked "are you English?".

Meanwhile, my girlfriend seems to thing that "Americano" is a language, and that's what they speak on BBC!

Tom

P.S. I can say the number '5' in various Italian dialects, and how people say it is the easiest way to figure where they are from!

However, I still can't fiqure out if there is a relationship between hetero-guys wanting to kiss me, and which part of Italy they are from!
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Old 29.07.2011, 01:16
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Actually, today was one of the few times that instead of being asked (in Italian) "which part of Italy are you from?", I was asked "are you English?".

Meanwhile, my girlfriend seems to thing that "Americano" is a language, and that's what they speak on BBC!

Tom

P.S. I can say the number '5' in various Italian dialects, and how people say it is the easiest way to figure where they are from!

However, I still can't fiqure out if there is a relationship between hetero-guys wanting to kiss me, and which part of Italy they are from!
Sure. I suppose that those who are to kiss you are rather from Calabria than from Piemonte ?
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Old 29.07.2011, 01:30
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Re: Social/soft skills: do the swiss have any? Which one?

is cockblocking a lack of social skills? I know a swiss guys who does it.
Of course it's only the one so I can generalize but still...

people please don't do it.
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