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Old 03.04.2011, 20:35
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regarding the bold part: I consider this complete nonsense. Or are the Brits talking American-English in School? No they talk their own language. Educating our children should be done in the one language that is natural to them which, in this part of the world, is some slang of Swiss-German.

Writing SG works just fine, I even understand written Bern-Deutsch and all others. It's a matter of training I guess

Yeah, making fun of non-Zurich people is always great

But seriously, like I mentioned, I do adapt to newbies but after a year of living here, as a German, come on you should understand me pretty well already. I don't think of it as a humiliation, absolutely not. What's great is, every now and then, I have discussions about particular words (be it SG or HG) and it makes me think more about my own language and what some words actually mean.

Ok, ok... I can be pretty mean, talking SG from the first day someone new is here and if you're not exposed to the SG at all then how are you going to get used to it? Some German friends have even told me about situations back in Germany when suddenly, they use Swiss words or sayings and get weird looks from their old friends That's how everyone changes over time.
Oh and, Bavarian people don't need any adaption time at all. Bavaria should be part of Switzerland anyway (Weissbier, Weisswürstel, Bretzen, Süsser Senf... Epic!! ) but that's a whole different topic ...talking about beer... gotta go, cya :-P
I don't know where and when you went to school, but in our times, the language both in writing and in speaking was standard German and NOT the dialect. And the new directives of the Canton are plainly clear, meaning that school language is Standard German and NOT dialect
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Old 03.04.2011, 20:56
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Where we fly



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Old 03.04.2011, 21:51
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Recycling.... everything, tin foil, paper, organic produce.
Everything has its place, and there's a place for everything
very neat, very Swiss
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Old 06.04.2011, 10:19
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Specially in the protestant Neuchatel - preferences are on ignoring foreigners, and being proud saying " Nooo, we don't speak English" as well as " ..never heard of German".

P.s. Does someone here live somewhere in the region around?
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Welcome to the forum.

Quite a few EFers live in your area and I have a feeling that quite a few fella's here will be planning on moving there soon too
I'm already here. I'm already here. I'm already here!
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Old 06.04.2011, 15:45
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Things Swiss Men like:

...... Dressing like they live on a boat !!!!



Specifically the jumper over the shoulders thing. Yes, you know the look (I can't stand it)

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sorting their own stuff on the belt according to some (certainly highly relevant) criteria
Guilty as charged
Oh, and this thread is pure comedy gold.
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Re: Things Swiss People Like

Mammut.
Expensive items.
Krankenkasse.
Curry with fruit.
Toast bread.
Excessive beaming smiles upon meeting old acquaintances they bump into on the street by chance that they haven't bothered staying in touch with for years.
"Inviting".
Suffering in solitude.
Dropping their football teams due to bad form.
Keeping emotional distance.
No families in beer gardens.
Never wrong.
Mr Bean and Monty Python.
Thinking they have to pay parking charges after 19.00
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Old 08.04.2011, 14:06
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Voting!

Which reminds me, I have to vote this weekend (think I'll do it on my walk home from work).

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Old 08.04.2011, 14:32
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Taking almost as long to say goodbye as the preceding 10 min conversation...



...especially on the phone.
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