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Old 18.09.2011, 23:24
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But is it true that they yodel when they orgasm?
only when they fake one
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But is it true that they yodel when they orgasm?
No, but there may be some alphorn blowing beforehand.

Sorry, you brought it up. I'm outa here.
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Old 19.09.2011, 01:13
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Re: Personal Swiss Misconceptions Revealed

Here is an interesting list of facts.

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~terry/english...itzerland.html

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Old 19.09.2011, 01:38
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I think you misunderstand the topic...it's about misconception that people had about Switzerland before arriving here...sigh
but, if somebody goes to a country
- without reading the available information
- without looking at the most obious basic facts of live
- without any sense for reaities
you know as what the person will be described as ????
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Old 19.09.2011, 01:53
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I thought people would be as friendly and as well-mannered as where I grew up - I was in for a bit of a shock... (move to Geneva)

then the culture shock between Geneva and Zurich

I do not think there is a "Swiss culture" - it is more regional than that. Even the Baslers are different to the Zürchers in many subtle ways.
<> as you in profile do not name your origin it is not possible to guess where you grew up
<> Geneva is Savoyard, Zürich is Alemannic, so that I cannot quite see what may be shocking about differences
<> culture in Switzerland IS and HAS TO BE cantonal and not centralist ---- this is even a basic doctrine here
<> the Basler are of course different (Süd-Badisch)
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Old 19.09.2011, 02:36
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once again...misconceptions about Switzerland before people came here, why is it relevant how it is in other countries??? it has nothing to do with the topic...I understand that it's hard to hear for "swiss"
Stop please. Most Swiss live in areas less than 40 kilometers from the next borders. Most Swiss are out of families partially of "foreign" origin. In many Swiss Cantons prime attractions are outside Switzerland. In Schaffhausen, THE castle (ruin) is the Hohentwiel
, and prime mountains are Hohenhöven, Hohenkrähen and Hohenstoffel. And a favourite wine of my Grandfather in Schaffhausen (SH/CH) was Spätburgunder Weissherbst from north of the Bodensee. In Geneva, the mountain of Geneva is the Salève




http://www.myswitzerland.com/de/reis...nt-saleve.html

and look at the MATTERHORN /MonteCervino. While east and west and north of this mountain are on Swiss territory, the south-side is Italian.

Konstanz and Kreuzlingen are growing together as it should be. So that Kreuzlingers in Konstanz do not feal abroad and neither do Konstanzers in Kreuzlingen as both only had/have to cross a border.

So, as a conclusion, your weird attempt to separate Switzerland from its surroundings is defintely REJECTED
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Old 19.09.2011, 07:58
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Re: Personal Swiss Misconceptions Revealed

Wolli please - this is a topic about what we incorrectly thought about Switzerland before moving here. We have already realized that this was not correct, therefore there is really no need to point out why and how stupid we all really were, thinking what we thought.
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Wolli please - this is a topic about what we incorrectly thought about Switzerland before moving here. We have already realized that this was not correct, therefore there is really no need to point out why and how stupid we all really were, thinking what we thought.
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...what things were you told nor read about that simply weren't true when you finally got here? ...
I wasn't told or read about this, but simply presumed that ...

As there are lots of cows, I thought the beef steak would be cheap.

As there are lots of dairy farms, all the dairy products would be available, but I can't find the Clotted cream for my scone!!
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but, if somebody goes to a country
- without reading the available information
- without looking at the most obious basic facts of live
- without any sense for reaities
you know as what the person will be described as ????
Adventurous.

Now, do yourself a favour and put this thread on Ignore before you make a greater fool of yourself than you've done already.
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I thought:

*You could at least park at big retailers for free
*Cheese would be cheaper (It is fabulous though)
*Easier and cheaper to ship things here (Damn Post handling charge)
*Dryers would dry clothes in the same amount of time as the US
*Fish would be harder to find and really bad (Not the case, although it is expensive)
*There would be brand name outlet stores (/they have them in Italy, Gemany and France)
*Marshmallows would be cheap and everywhere
*Halloween would be celebrated
*Less opportunity to swim at public pools

I thought the dryer thing was my problem.
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Old 19.09.2011, 13:40
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I thought:

*You could at least park at big retailers for free
You can (in Ticino)

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There are (in Ticino)

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It is (in Ticino)

Face it, you moved to the wrong part of the country!

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Re: Personal Swiss Misconceptions Revealed

I thought that:

There would be graffiti on everything and everywhere

The kitchen sinks could fit more than 3 dishes at once

The freezer in the fridge could fit more than a box of glace

I would be stopped at the motorway border every time I cross. (Still have never been stopped)
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Re: Personal Swiss Misconceptions Revealed

I don't see any Swiss posting their misconceptions.

This thread title annoys me ;)
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there is really no need to point out why and how stupid we all really were, thinking what we thought.
There is, I feel much better now.
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Old 19.09.2011, 17:54
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Re: Personal Swiss Misconceptions Revealed

I took Wolli's advice and inspected my Swiss family thoroughly before even contemplating coming here to live.

However, what I was not prepared for was "political roadworks". That is streets and roads closed to traffic for not only months, but at times years. So long that they must appear maps, let alone Google earth. With little, if any, difference to show for it when it's all over...
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Re: Personal Swiss Misconceptions Revealed

Although I was reasonably well informed before I came here, I had expected to be able to do shopping on a Sunday, and that I wouldn't be infuriated by endless bells.
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Re: Personal Swiss Misconceptions Revealed

Swiss neutrality and impartiality ..... hah! Just try working with them
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Stop please. Most Swiss live in areas less than 40 kilometers from the next borders. Most Swiss are out of families partially of "foreign" origin. In many Swiss Cantons prime attractions are outside Switzerland. In Schaffhausen, THE castle (ruin) is the Hohentwiel
, and prime mountains are Hohenhöven, Hohenkrähen and Hohenstoffel. And a favourite wine of my Grandfather in Schaffhausen (SH/CH) was Spätburgunder Weissherbst from north of the Bodensee. In Geneva, the mountain of Geneva is the Salève




http://www.myswitzerland.com/de/reis...nt-saleve.html

and look at the MATTERHORN /MonteCervino. While east and west and north of this mountain are on Swiss territory, the south-side is Italian.

Konstanz and Kreuzlingen are growing together as it should be. So that Kreuzlingers in Konstanz do not feal abroad and neither do Konstanzers in Kreuzlingen as both only had/have to cross a border.

So, as a conclusion, your weird attempt to separate Switzerland from its surroundings is defintely REJECTED
I have no idea what you're "ranting" about...
anybody?
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