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Re: Why don't the Swiss own microwaves?

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Well, maybe if they ate porridge...
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Re: Why don't the Swiss own microwaves?

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What is porridge?
70s British sitcom with Ronnie Barker
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Re: Why don't the Swiss own microwaves?

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Something that Brits eat. . I prefer hot Farina or oatmeal instead.
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Old 05.12.2012, 11:54
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Re: Why don't the Swiss own microwaves?

... on topic...

Every Migros restaurant has one. Probably Co÷p restaurants too. Wanna bet there is a few in use in the break rooms at many of the companies throughout Switzerland?
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Re: Why don't the Swiss own microwaves?

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I find that gas at it's lowest setting is sometimes too high, and at it's highest is often too low (at least on the gas stoves I've been using lately). Tom
A decent gas cooker will allow you to fine-tune the simmer setting, and if it's not high enough then it's simply not a decent gas cooker.

We'll shortly be getting one of these again at our house, after a gap of ~11 years. Finally I'll be able to use the Wok again
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Why don't the Swiss control the weather?

After all, everything else in the country is under their control.

They let it become so cold that people blow their noses even louder and smoke from cigarettes is even more horrible.
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Every Migros restaurant has one. Probably Co÷p restaurants too. Wanna bet there is a few in use in the break rooms at many of the companies throughout Switzerland?
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Wish I could find a microwave here at UZH-IFI to heat up my lunch...
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What is porridge?
Warm wallpaper paste.

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Why do the Swiss fold their paper money?

Encouraged by the recent thread on Microwaves, and having searched for previous threads on this topic and finding none, I decided to start a new thread. My first, in fact.
I noticed this neat folding of paper bills/ notes early on in my life here in CH, but
now , the time has come for some answers. If you havent ever experienced this, look carefully at your paper money over a few days and you will realize that many have been creased where they used to be folded. What is that about?

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Re: Why don't the Swiss control the weather?

I farted the other day...

If you apply the Butterfly Effect, that means I caused it to snow here in Zurich.

Problem is, I'm not Swiss.
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Re: Why don't the Swiss own microwaves?

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Well, then I guess the three I often use (one here, two in Italy) are all crap.

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Re: Why do the Swiss fold their paper money?

They're fans of origami?
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Re: Why do the Swiss fold their paper money?

Some cantons have money folding competitions as part of their 1st August celebrations. It is also taught at school. Educators believe it is important that children learn to handle money from an early age.
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Re: Why don't the Swiss control the weather?

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I farted the other day...

If you apply the Butterfly Effect, that means I caused it to snow here in Zurich.

Problem is, I'm not Swiss.
That's OK, most of the problems in Zurich are not caused by Swiss .
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Every Migros restaurant has one. Probably Co÷p restaurants too. Wanna bet there is a few in use in the break rooms at many of the companies throughout Switzerland?
JC
So you're saying the Swiss just use the free microwaves at the supermarket and work canteen?

You're saying that they are all just parasites?

That's brave...
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Re: Why do the Swiss fold their paper money?

CHF 1000 notes are too big for the average wallet.

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Re: Why don't the Swiss control the weather?

Pfft. They can't even predict this afternoon's weather, let alone control the bloody stuff.
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Re: Why do the Swiss fold their paper money?

No wealthy Swiss would be seen without their money clip.
As all Swiss are wealthy, all Swiss have money clips.

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CHF 1000 notes are too big for the average wallet.

Tom
The whole Swiss currency system is incompatible with my American wallet. 50 CHF bills start getting too big, and there's nowhere to put the coins. I'm probably too attached to my wallet.
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Why don't the Swiss?

Seriously, why not?
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