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Strange. I never noticed.
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Old 28.04.2016, 21:16
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Re: Swiss

I blame the airline...
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Old 28.04.2016, 21:27
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Re: Swiss

I wish I had the energy to give a shit over something so mind-numbingly trivial.

Like, seriously, who cares? I even know Swiss people who say it. You going to tell them what they should call their own country?
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Old 28.04.2016, 21:33
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I wish I had the energy to give a shit over something so mind-numbingly trivial.

Like, seriously, who cares? I even know Swiss people who say it. You going to tell them what they should call their own country?
Names and addresses please. *fetches Formular Antrag zur Ausbürgerung (Nummer 231: aufgrund wissentlichen Falschnennens des Vaterlandes)*
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Re: Swiss

Huh? What do you mean?

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Old 28.04.2016, 22:01
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Re: Swiss

It's just a flavour of English. A dialect thing.

You might as well get upset at people calling Zürich Zuri.

It's not worth bothering about. It's clear what they mean.
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I'm sorry if this has been covered in a previous thread, but I didn't find it.

It is slowly becoming really, excruciatingly irritating to read the number of (mostly new posts) which describe this country instead of Switzerland as "Swiss" e.g. new to Swiss, coming to Swiss, is this salary acceptable in Swiss for my high level / intellect etc., etc.

The posts are often accompanied with declarations of the members high qualifications and why they are being employed, bringing their family and / or dreaming of a life here etc.

Personally, if I was relocating I would at least be versed in the country name. It never has anything to do with the different language variations of the country name, as most don't speak any of the languages.

Why, oh why is this possible?
If you translate "Svizzera" there will be two translations: Swiss and Switzerland. The same occurs with "suiça", "suiza", etc. It is the lack of English vocabulary and/or the inability to differentiate the noun from the adjective.

Are you a native speaker of English? Put yourself in the same position. Are you sure that you have never made any mistakes while speaking/writing in another language?
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Old 28.04.2016, 22:17
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I wish I had the energy to give a shit over something so mind-numbingly trivial.

Like, seriously, who cares? I even know Swiss people who say it. You going to tell them what they should call their own country?
Apologies, forgot. It's similar to describing the U.K. as England - no probs.
But in this case, it's equivalent to describing Switzerland as a penknife.
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I'm sorry if this has been covered in a previous thread, but I didn't find it.

It is slowly becoming really, excruciatingly irritating to read the number of (mostly new posts) which describe this country instead of Switzerland as "Swiss" e.g. new to Swiss, coming to Swiss, is this salary acceptable in Swiss for my high level / intellect etc., etc.

The posts are often accompanied with declarations of the members high qualifications and why they are being employed, bringing their family and / or dreaming of a life here etc.

Personally, if I was relocating I would at least be versed in the country name. It never has anything to do with the different language variations of the country name, as most don't speak any of the languages.

Why, oh why is this possible?
Because most people are morons
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Old 28.04.2016, 23:33
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Apologies, forgot. It's similar to describing the U.K. as England - no probs.
Or in the case of my OH, calling the U.K. "Ook", or as many Saffas do, calling the U.K. 'Mud Island'.
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Old 28.04.2016, 23:37
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Apologies, forgot. It's similar to describing the U.K. as England - no probs.
But in this case, it's equivalent to describing Switzerland as a penknife.
I for one am very excited to try and move my family to Penknife.
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Old 29.04.2016, 00:10
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Re: Swiss

Maybe they are just spelling Suisse wrong?
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Old 29.04.2016, 00:22
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I for one am very excited to try and move my family to Penknife.
Thanks that's great! As you're a maritime officer I'm a touch concerned that you might have got the location a bit off scale as well, but am sure that's not the case - welcome
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Old 29.04.2016, 00:23
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Re: Swiss

Not once have I heard a Swiss refer to this country as Swiss.

Agree with OP on all accounts.

If you're moving somewhere, anywhere, you should at least be aware of the country's name. Given most who ask for advice here speak neither French nor German, I don't think it's because they somehow confuse it with "Suisse". And even if they did it's just stupid.

Maybe I should move to Irish? Portuguese seems like a nice country too.

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Maybe I should move to Irish? Portuguese seems like a nice country too.

Do you mean Portuguesikal?

The one that bugs the hell out of me is Scotch people from Scotchland. I've heard that dozens of times from...Americans, but you hear some weird ones when you work in travel. One that had my colleague perplexed for a good few minutes was a request for flights to Chickagu made by an English P.A. for her English boss. He asked her to spell the location... "C-H-I-C-A-G-O" Must have been related to Joey Essex
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Re: Swiss

What a pointless post does it even matter if people say swiss or switzerland.

There are more important things to worry about and get uptight
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There are more important things to worry about and get uptight
Really? I wouldn't have guessed.

It's allowed to be annoyed to some degree or other by unimportant things, you know. Everyone is annoyed by some things that don't really matter.
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Old 29.04.2016, 01:22
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What a pointless post does it even matter if people say swiss or switzerland.

There are more important things to worry about and get uptight
Which is exactly why these little things matter. How are we ever going to deal with global (or is that earthish?) warming if we can't even get simple stuff like this right? How can we hope to settle the Syrian conflict if people are still unable to peacefully accept that plurals do not require an apostrophe unless there is a possessive element involved? Are we two really too tired to tell whether it's its birthday and they're there yet?

These small things are so easy to fix indeed, surely once they are all in place, we will have energy left for matters of state and human rights.

ETA: but then what do I know, I grew up and went to school in Swiss (not the 30k a year kind of school) and we Switzerlanders are a pretty dumb, backward bunch if EF is to be believed...
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Old 29.04.2016, 09:18
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Apologies, forgot. It's similar to describing the U.K. as England - no probs.
But in this case, it's equivalent to describing Switzerland as a penknife.
No. It isn't.

It is like saying: "I'm going to English for my holidays" or "I'm going to Angleterre for my holidays".

UK is not England, so it is a different mistake.

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...It is slowly becoming really, excruciatingly irritating to read the number of (mostly new posts) which describe this country instead of Switzerland as "Swiss" e.g. new to Swiss, coming to Swiss, is this salary acceptable in Swiss for my high level / intellect etc., etc.
I find it as irritating when the first reply says "...and by the way it's Switzerland not Swiss".

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Not once have I heard a Swiss refer to this country as Swiss.

Agree with OP on all accounts.

If you're moving somewhere, anywhere, you should at least be aware of the country's name. Given most who ask for advice here speak neither French nor German, I don't think it's because they somehow confuse it with "Suisse". And even if they did it's just stupid.

Maybe I should move to Irish? Portuguese seems like a nice country too.

When we had our "meet and greet" thing at the AMT, our fluent English-speaking and very helpful welcome lady kept referring to CH as Swaziland. Now my geography is atrocious, but. ..
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