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Terminology: Swiss vs. Switzerland

Hi guys,

In multiple posts, I've run across the term "Swiss" for Switzerland, e.g. "I am new in Swiss", "here in Swiss" etc.

Why is this? Is it because the French name is "la Suisse"?

Thank you for your input.
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Hi guys,

In multiple posts, I've run across the term "Swiss" for Switzerland, e.g. "I am new in Swiss", "here in Swiss" etc.

Why is this? Is it because the French name is "la Suisse"?

Thank you for your input.
It's either ignorance or negligence.
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Re: Terminology: Swiss vs. Switzerland

It is hinglish and mostly spoken in West / South of the country
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Re: Terminology: Swiss vs. Switzerland

It is hinglish and mostly spoken in West / South of the country
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Re: Terminology: Swiss vs. Switzerland

Both are wrong. Correct term is Swissy.
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It is hinglish and mostly spoken in West / South of the country
It's mostly spoken any- and everywhere, by non-native English speakers, and as suggested is probably a corruption of La Suisse.
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Re: Terminology: Swiss vs. Switzerland

In defense of those who make this inoffensive (to most of us ) error let me remind you that the adjective relating to the country is indeed Swiss.
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In defense of those who make this inoffensive (to most of us ) error let me remind you that the adjective relating to the country is indeed Swiss.
English is also a country-related adjective but you don't hear anyone saying "I'm going to English".
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In defense of those who make this inoffensive (to most of us ) error let me remind you that the adjective relating to the country is indeed Swiss.
Correct, but to me another reason to speak about the citizens of the USA as "USSERS"
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Correct, but to me another reason to speak about the citizens of the USA as "USSERS"
Does this acronym stand for Union of the socialist sovijet emerican republics?
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Does this acronym stand for Union of the socialist sovijet emerican republics?
Whatever you like ! You also can regard it as
United Societies of Separatist Ex-british Republican Secessionists
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Re: Terminology: Swiss vs. Switzerland

To be honest, the strange word "Switzerland" or "Schweizerland" sounds somehow Dutch or lower German in my ears (even in Yiddish it sounds nicer). Not much unlike this strange Anglo-Saxon thing many users in this forum call "English", no one in Swiss would ever consider those dialects a real language but rather some strange chewing gum machinery moaning from some odd folks somewhere in the Scandinavian ocean or even behind Groenlandia. Horrible places, horrible language.
An offense calling our beloved Suisse "Switzerland". Barbarians.
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To be honest, the strange word "Switzerland" or "Schweizerland" sounds somehow Dutch or lower German in my ears (even in Yiddish it sounds nicer). Not much unlike this strange Anglo-Saxon thing many users in this forum call "English", no one in Swiss would ever consider those dialects a real language but rather some strange chewing gum machinery moaning from some odd folks somewhere in the Scandinavian ocean or even behind Groenlandia. Horrible places, horrible language.
An offense calling our beloved Suisse "Switzerland". Barbarians.
You can always call it SCHWIIZ - one of the four Swiss words for our beautiful country

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Re: Terminology: Swiss vs. Switzerland

Good post, I have been wondering myself
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Hi guys,

In multiple posts, I've run across the term "Swiss" for Switzerland, e.g. "I am new in Swiss", "here in Swiss" etc.

Why is this? Is it because the French name is "la Suisse"?

Thank you for your input.
please search former threads. there was some huge discussion on this and since that discussion, i started to use the incorrect term 'swiss' to refer to switzerland just to wind up certain forum members
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You can always call it SCHWIIZ - the Swiss word for our beautiful country
I suppose that it is the correct term outre Sarine , but in Romandie it is, proudly, la Suisse
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I suppose that it is the correct term outre Sarine , but in Romandie it is, proudly, la Suisse
... and in Ticino, la Svizzera

... and in Graubünden, la Svizra
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I only have heard it from Indian people so I agree is hinglish
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Swiss

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?
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Re: Swiss

While I can understand people from latin countries getting it wrong due to the fact that in their language they use the same word for a Swiss as for Switzerland, for anyone else it's just stupidity or trolling.

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