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making perfect piles of old newspapers
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Old 30.03.2011, 16:05
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Putting reflectors on their kids. So cute!
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Putting reflectors on their kids. So cute!
also the REFLECTIVE BODY ARMOUR on the little munchkins who get on the trams in the morning.

One moment the tram is serene..... then a blinding pack of high volume midgets get on.
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Old 30.03.2011, 16:22
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Visting brothels, often during their lunch hour.
And can you imagine the conversation.... ".... and would you like aromat on this sir?"

Seriously though, the English sense of humour.
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Who else thinks that rivella stuff is just plain awful

Swiss people also seem to like

Owercowded badis with miniscule portions of frites for 6 franks
Hot lunches and cold dinners
Cervelas
Mordenkopf, too sweet for even this sweettooth

<> Rivella is not awful but awsome !
<> Badis in Switzerland are just as overcrowded as the country
<> The portions of PommesFrites are clearly sufficient
<> Cervelats, particularily if grilled, are soooo nice
<> Mohrenkopf (NOT "Morden....") is a nice thing
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<> Rivella is not awful but awsome !
<> Badis in Switzerland are just as overcrowded as the country
<> The portions of PommesFrites are clearly sufficient
<> Cervelats, particularily if grilled, are soooo nice
<> Mohrenkopf (NOT "Morden....") is a nice thing
Completely agree. Rivella is great but I understand it is an acquired taste. In any case it beats "Cream soda" and other ultra sweet sodas . The Iranians and Afghanis have "dough" which is a beverage made of yogurt and sometimes is carbonated. It also raises eyebrows from non-natives.
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<> Rivella is not awful but awsome !
<> Badis in Switzerland are just as overcrowded as the country
<> The portions of PommesFrites are clearly sufficient
<> Cervelats, particularily if grilled, are soooo nice
<> Mohrenkopf (NOT "Morden....") is a nice thing
You've been switzerlanded
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Old 30.03.2011, 20:53
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He IS Swiss.
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In no particular order:

- Eat Bread, bread and more bread.
- Forcing their opinions on you.
- Keeping healthy and Fit
- Doing their grocery shopping very early in the morning.
- Expecting everyone to integrate into their envoriment exceptionally fast.
- Designing peculiar apartments which do not make sense to most outsiders
- Shaking their head in disapproval
<> Eat bread ? thanks, just remembered that I have that extra-good "Butterweggen" from Migros around plus a good piece of Emmenthaler cheese
<> Don't people elsewhere try to force their opinions on you ?
<> The design of the apartments also does not make sense to insiders, so, why should it do so to outsiders ?
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Old 30.03.2011, 22:30
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Re: Things Swiss People Like

Cenovis. I'm guessing it might be the Swiss Marmite, but haven't dared to try it yet.
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Cenovis. I'm guessing it might be the Swiss Marmite, but haven't dared to try it yet.
A good product. But of course a mix of spices. But why not.
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Re: Things Swiss People Like

Saying "lustig" about everything, and then thinking they can translate it directly into English too. Example: "Your wedding was so funny!"
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-Traubenzucker.
- Swiss Miltary recruits have a blast hanging out at schools doing military exercises at the school gym. Giving military chocolate to Swiss students at the school.
- Swiss like tea's, especially herbal tea.
- Swiss men like to dress up at Fasnacht in a scary outfit to get into a parade in order to steal your girlfriend at Fasnacht so that they can put her in a cage on their wagon.
- Swiss admire American culture, music, although they hate G.W.
- Swiss love being detail-oriented.
- Swiss also like to travel, and the Swiss are better traveled than many citizens of other cultures.
- Swiss kids get so many gifts at Easter (that used to annoy me as a kid, I got nothing).
- Swiss love using English words in their vocabulary.
- Swiss have a knack for telling racist jokes.
- Swiss love hating on Austrians or even worse Germans.

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Tailgating.
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<> Don't people elsewhere try to force their opinions on you ?
Not as much as Wolli does.
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Old 31.03.2011, 00:21
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aperos

tiny things, especially when it comes to food. i saw a sandwich in a bakery at neuchatel the other day that i swear had the lenght of my finger (the middle finger, but still...)

walking

cycling

recycling

treating their bags with utmost respect, i.e. allowing them to take up their very own seat in a full tram!

starting small talk at the check out, even when there is a queue

talking about how much better things were in the past, before *insert whatever kind of change here*
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And can you imagine the conversation.... ".... and would you like aromat on this sir?"

Seriously though, the English sense of humour.
Only if you eat it with the fork
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Separating items on the store check-out treadmill thingie. It's a top priority every time.
Not only separating their own purchase from the next customer's, but sorting their own stuff on the belt according to some (certainly highly relevant) criteria - and then explaining their system to the cashier in great detail. But they do so only when shopping in Germany - no doubt Swiss cashiers have seen it all and don't raise an eyebrow.
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Passive aggression
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Men with one earring!
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