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Old 22.05.2017, 17:26
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Re: Are some of the Swiss - Racists, or it is just me?

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Yes, good suggestion, if would really be able to talk some words in German during the first week.
Some proper English would probably help you too
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Old 22.05.2017, 18:21
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Yes, good suggestion, if would really be able to talk some words in German during the first week.


Thats why I gave you the sentence. If you cant pronounce it, just write it down and show. It's all about the effort and creating some goodwill.
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Re: Are some of the Swiss - Racists, or it is just me?

Would we ever see a campaign like this here?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9n_UPyVR5s

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Re: Are some of the Swiss - Racists, or it is just me?

Interesting post.... racists are everywhere. I speak English fluently, have been living in Australia for nearly 12 years... if I ever speak in my language they will look at me in angry way. Providing customer service in German and French at the airport is part of my job yet some people find it strange or offensive.
I get a lot of comments about my accent even tough I'm Aussie now and have Aussie friends... I used to be a Passport Officer and people would be nasty to me as I'm not a "true Aussie".
It happens everywhere! Not just in Switzerland.
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Old 30.08.2017, 19:29
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Re: Are some of the Swiss - Racists, or it is just me?

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I get a lot of comments about my accent even tough I'm Aussie now and have Aussie friends...
I rarely do, as most people can't figure it out, though I did have a French girlfriend who accused me of having a fake American accent just to annoy her.

The cop at the roadblock today made no notice of my shit accent when I spent several minutes asking odd questions (the road block was near the start of our private road, and we had some questions about a few things related to that and some other weird stuff).

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