Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 14.12.2010, 00:19
lost_inbroad's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Town or region
Posts: 11,491
Groaned at 655 Times in 417 Posts
Thanked 16,388 Times in 6,379 Posts
lost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Americanization

Quote:
Have you thought of applying for the job of Archbishop of Canterbury, LiB?
Yes, but apparently they don't take atheists.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 14.12.2010, 00:21
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Americanization

Quote:
View Post
Yes, but apparently they don't take atheists.
It's only a matter of time.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #23  
Old 14.12.2010, 00:24
HollidayG's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kanton Zürich
Posts: 3,038
Groaned at 50 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 1,180 Times in 738 Posts
HollidayG has an excellent reputationHollidayG has an excellent reputationHollidayG has an excellent reputationHollidayG has an excellent reputation
Re: Americanization

Levi's will always be cool even though they are not made in Texas
anymore.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank HollidayG for this useful post:
  #24  
Old 14.12.2010, 00:25
lost_inbroad's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Town or region
Posts: 11,491
Groaned at 655 Times in 417 Posts
Thanked 16,388 Times in 6,379 Posts
lost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Americanization

Quote:
View Post
Brand presence is irrelevant - I didn't say American products aren't popular - I said that they're products of derision in Europe where they're products of aspiration in the States. You prove my point nicely with the Chevrolet brand. It is known as the replacement brand to the Daewoo, the Lada of the new Millenium and one of the cheapest, nastiest cars to come out of a factory. Certainly not the stuff of Corvettes. You couldn't sell Corvettes in Europe - there's too much quality competition. Say Chevrolet to someone in the UK they think of this: (say aspirational, they'll ask Stuttgart or Monza?)
Ok and what about the Cadillacs and the Chrysler 300? I admit, the Daewoo/Chevys were a bad example.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 14.12.2010, 00:26
lost_inbroad's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Town or region
Posts: 11,491
Groaned at 655 Times in 417 Posts
Thanked 16,388 Times in 6,379 Posts
lost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Americanization

Quote:
View Post
Levi's will always be cool even though they are not made in Texas
anymore.
Yes, they closed the last factory in the US back in 03.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 14.12.2010, 00:29
economisto
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Americanization

Quote:
View Post
Ok and what about the Cadillacs and the Chrysler 300? I admit, the Daewoo/Chevys were a bad example.
Cadillacs are, as far as I know, very unpopular in Europe. The 300C is OK, but is build on the last model Mercedes E Class and thus known as physically a lot of car for the money, but not of great quality and surely not aspirational within it's price bracket and class. Talk about American cars with a European and they're eyes will mist over with nostalgic references to old cop movies, but also that American cars can't turn corners, and get the same amount of power out of 8 litres that a European car gets from 3.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #27  
Old 14.12.2010, 00:33
carolp's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Germany
Posts: 37
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 17 Times in 8 Posts
carolp has earned some respectcarolp has earned some respect
Re: Americanization

Quote:
View Post
It was amazing to witness the rush for the extraordinary and yet it is an event that billions around the world can enjoy every Sunday…just not in Switzerland.
I just wanted to quote this part because I shared the joy of being able to buy stuff (hello Jumbo!) on a Sunday here in dear ole Schweiz.
Oh boy, how I miss having every single store you might ever need opened on Sundays (not to mention the millions of 24/7 ones). And no, I'm not from the USA.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank carolp for this useful post:
  #28  
Old 14.12.2010, 00:38
lost_inbroad's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Town or region
Posts: 11,491
Groaned at 655 Times in 417 Posts
Thanked 16,388 Times in 6,379 Posts
lost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Americanization

Quote:
View Post
Cadillacs are, as far as I know, very unpopular in Europe. The 300C is OK, but is build on the last model Mercedes E Class and thus known as physically a lot of car for the money, but not of great quality and surely not aspirational within it's price bracket and class. Talk about American cars with a European and they're eyes will mist over with nostalgic references to old cop movies, but also that American cars can't turn corners, and get the same amount of power out of 8 litres that a European car gets from 3.
Well, you're wrong my economical friend as Cadillacs are becoming more and more popular in Europe...and the fact that the CTS-V is the fasted production car whilst running the fasted laptime on the Nürnburg Ring can only disprove the naysayers.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 14.12.2010, 00:43
economisto
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Americanization

Quote:
View Post
Well, you're wrong my economical friend as Cadillacs are becoming more and more popular in Europe...and the fact that the CTS-V is the fasted production car whilst running the fasted laptime on the Nürnburg Ring can only disprove the naysayers.
Going from zero sold per year to 7 sold per year is an increase of infinity, you're right. American cars are crap in basically every way - they only survive in the States because the roads are wide, flat and straight. Put them on a proper road and the 8 litre will have to stay below 30 to stay anywhere near the road. Don't worry LiB, your hated Switzerland can't make cars either.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank for this useful post:
The following 2 users groan at for this post:
  #30  
Old 14.12.2010, 00:48
lost_inbroad's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Town or region
Posts: 11,491
Groaned at 655 Times in 417 Posts
Thanked 16,388 Times in 6,379 Posts
lost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Americanization

Quote:
View Post
Going from zero sold per year to 7 sold per year is an increase of infinity, you're right. American cars are crap in basically every way - they only survive in the States because the roads are wide, flat and straight. Put them on a proper road and the 8 litre will have to stay below 30 to stay anywhere near the road. Don't worry LiB, your hated Switzerland can't make cars either.
..well, you're wrong again.

Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank lost_inbroad for this useful post:
  #31  
Old 14.12.2010, 00:48
hoppy
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Americanization

Quote:
View Post
Does this come with a trailer accessory? It's dinky, so cute, I am a skinny latte type girl, but there's no way that I will get all my shopping into that
I would have to take everything out of the designer name bags and end up looking like a car hobo.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 14.12.2010, 00:51
lost_inbroad's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Town or region
Posts: 11,491
Groaned at 655 Times in 417 Posts
Thanked 16,388 Times in 6,379 Posts
lost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Americanization

Quote:
View Post
I am a skinny latte type girl.
..you're a girl?! I always thought that you're a dude...wait, can I still say dude?
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank lost_inbroad for this useful post:
  #33  
Old 14.12.2010, 00:57
porsch1909
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Americanization

Quote:
View Post
Well, you're wrong my economical friend as Cadillacs are becoming more and more popular in Europe...and the fact that the CTS-V is the fasted production car whilst running the fasted laptime on the Nürnburg Ring can only disprove the naysayers.

I'm pretty sure you got to get your facts checked! I could think of a good few production cars which are faster.

The CTS-V is the fastest in its price bracket by a good bit though.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank for this useful post:
  #34  
Old 14.12.2010, 00:59
lost_inbroad's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Town or region
Posts: 11,491
Groaned at 655 Times in 417 Posts
Thanked 16,388 Times in 6,379 Posts
lost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Americanization

Quote:
View Post
I'm pretty sure you got to get your facts checked! I could think of a good few production cars which are faster.

The CTS-V is the fastest in it's price bracket by a good bit though.
...yeah, you're right. It's that new Porsch NoKFC 2.5 I believe.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank lost_inbroad for this useful post:
  #35  
Old 14.12.2010, 01:06
porsch1909
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Americanization

Quote:
View Post
...yeah, you're right. It's that new Porsch NoKFC 2.5 I believe.
Even then its the second fastest production SEDAN.

A lot of car for one's money. Also if you look at the ZO6 and ZR1 corvettes they are pure sex.


Give me a '69 GTO judge and I will love you forever.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #36  
Old 14.12.2010, 01:08
lost_inbroad's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Town or region
Posts: 11,491
Groaned at 655 Times in 417 Posts
Thanked 16,388 Times in 6,379 Posts
lost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Americanization

Quote:
View Post
Even then its the second fastest production SEDAN.

A lot of car for one's money. Also if you look at the ZO6 and ZR1 corvettes they are pure sex.


Give me a '69 GTO judge and I will love you forever.
I'll take the ZR1 over any Lambo, Ferrari etc. ANYTIME!
I didn't know that you're a car guy...for some reason, I always thought that you're into pink ponys and collecting butterflies. My classic classic car would be the Chevelle SS....or an early 80s Cadillac....back on topic please, yeah these people shopping...
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank lost_inbroad for this useful post:
  #37  
Old 14.12.2010, 01:11
porsch1909
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Americanization

Quote:
View Post
I'll take the ZR1 over any Lambo, Ferrari etc. ANYTIME!
I didn't know that you're a car guy...for some reason, I always thought that you're into pink ponys and collecting butterflies.
Not sure my, albeit incorrectly spelt, user name gave it away
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 14.12.2010, 01:13
lost_inbroad's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Town or region
Posts: 11,491
Groaned at 655 Times in 417 Posts
Thanked 16,388 Times in 6,379 Posts
lost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Americanization

Quote:
View Post
Not sure my, albeit incorrectly spelt, user name gave it away
...I understand. Did you know that Porsch means "Chav" in Romanian?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank lost_inbroad for this useful post:
  #39  
Old 14.12.2010, 01:38
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Americanization

Ironically, the rest of the world is trying to be like America, while America is trying to be all the parts of the world.





Reply With Quote
The following 5 users would like to thank for this useful post:
  #40  
Old 14.12.2010, 01:38
Wollishofener's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Glattbrugg
Posts: 18,978
Groaned at 332 Times in 257 Posts
Thanked 11,715 Times in 6,858 Posts
Wollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Americanization

Quote:
View Post
I'm the first to say that the closed sundays thing is the stupidest thing I've ever heard of, not to mention the drone rationale you'll get for questioning it, but calling it "Americanization" is perhaps a little bit of a stretch. Progress for the future, yes, hopefully - but I sure as hell didn't move this far to embrace the inundation of cheaply made garbage and all that... Again.

Sent from my GT-I9000 using Tapatalk
The "closed Sundays thing" ? This in the 60ies and happily into the 70ies and even the 80ies was dominant in most of Western Europe (exceptions Paris and Athens) and in most of the USA. London back in 1972 as at least as strict in this regard as Zurich. If I am told that things have changed in London, I would talk about either the Parisation or the Hellenisation of London Back to Switzerland and Basel. The Coop accross from Basel-SBB was the first real shop in Switzerland to have open on Sundays. If somebody talks about Germany and France, let's be clear that Sunday-shopping is not possible in München, Friedrichshafen, Konstanz and Frankfurt, as well as in Strassburg, Colmar, Mulhouse, Annecy and Lyon.

Back to the USA. I still remember
- how the USA was admired back in the 1950ies and 60ies
- how JFK was revered as THE "leader of the Free World"
- how progress came over from the USA
- how jeans (Lee) became available in the late 50ies early 60ies, but only in the shops of the Lee chain (one such shop in Zürich in Stauffacherstrasse) ... how boys who had such "revolutionary" stuff on had to deal with negative remarks .... and how the stuff after the first wash had shrunk quite considerably and had lost half the colour
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Wollishofener for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:44.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0