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Old 16.12.2011, 23:34
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Re: German to English switcheroo

Ugh! I get scolded about not dressing myself or my child 'appropriately' too! I am from the freezing cold Canadian prairies, these mild Swiss winters really don't require so many layers of clothes and 'strumphose'! It doesn't bother me how they decide to dress their children, but it annoys me so much when they try to tell me how I should dress mine!!! I guess the Swiss way is the only way! I'm really struggling with that right now as we're building a new house. Anytime I suggest something different than what they usually do, the first response is always 'that's not possible'.
oops! I've wandered from the German/English theme.... I have the problem that I understand Swiss German much better than High German but once they realize I am not native Swiss, they switch to High German! Obviously they are trying to make it easier for me which is nice of them doesn't help me much though...
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