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Old 03.02.2016, 13:40
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

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Old 03.02.2016, 13:41
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Geneva : Sirens test on February 1th (3rd Feb this year of course)

If it happens at any other time than early February, doesn't stop and it hasn't been reported in the papers etc, grab your iodine tablets and head for the cellar!
Of course any smart attacker would know all this and plan their attack for the 1st Wednesday in February.
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Old 03.02.2016, 13:42
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Re: That is the strangest sounding horn... ZH

I thought a certain country had just won the world cup
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Old 03.02.2016, 13:45
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It IS a test. Widely broadcasted on radio, telly, newspapers etc
I'm very glad you listen to the radio, watch telly and read the newspaper. You've got 3 up on me.

I should have been clearer - What is the plan if it ever IS NOT A TEST here in Zurich? Make a run for the boarder?
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Old 03.02.2016, 13:49
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Re: That is the strangest sounding horn... ZH

I don´t have a boarder. And no, I would not run to the border either.


Do you think it will be better in France or Germany if something happens here?
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Old 03.02.2016, 13:51
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I'm very glad you listen to the radio, watch telly and read the newspaper. You've got 3 up on me.

I should have been clearer - What is the plan if it ever IS NOT A TEST here in Zurich? Make a run for the boarder?
Listen to the Swiss radio.

The idea is that you get so fed up with the hits from the 80s being played that you run to your bunker to escape and bolt the door so you can't hear Phil Collins or Chris De Burgh any more.
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Re: That is the strangest sounding horn... ZH

Or visit EF?


Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30
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Re: That is the strangest sounding horn... ZH

I've just observed a very strange phenomenon: the moment the sirens fell silent, the snow started to fall.

Coincidence? I think not
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I've just observed a very strange phenomenon: the moment the sirens fell silent, the snow started to fall.

Coincidence? I think not
You sure it's snow?
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I've just observed a very strange phenomenon: the moment the sirens fell silent, the snow started to fall.

Coincidence? I think not
Fun, it just stopped here
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You sure it's snow?

It's white and fluffy. I haven't been dusting and the stash of errrr (runs to check the hidden compartment in the medicine cabinet)
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I don´t have a boarder. And no, I would not run to the border either.


Do you think it will be better in France or Germany if something happens here?
Do you have to be an ass about it? My apologies to the English language. I made a spelling error.
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Old 03.02.2016, 14:11
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You sure it's snow?
looks more like dandruff to me.

I must have a word with my upstairs neighbour.
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Do you have to be an ass about it? My apologies to the English language. I made a spelling error.
What not many people know is the unique way the Swiss make the sound of the siren .....

https://vimeo.com/85268597
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Old 03.02.2016, 14:18
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Re: That is the strangest sounding horn... ZH

Love the tv ad for it, but I did brick it ever so slightly. Only googled it after contemplating chucking the contents of the fridge in a bin bag, grabbing the washing and heading down to the cellar. Might as well get something done whilst I'm there...
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Old 03.02.2016, 14:22
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Do you have to be an ass about it? My apologies to the English language. I made a spelling error.


Gotten up at the wrong side of your bed today? No need to be so impolite
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Old 03.02.2016, 14:26
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Geneva : Sirens test on February 1th (3rd Feb this year of course)

If it happens at any other time than early February, doesn't stop and it hasn't been reported in the papers etc, grab your iodine tablets and head for the cellar!
I tossed the iodine tablets in the rubbish!
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Old 03.02.2016, 15:23
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Alarms in Zürich

What were those alarms in Zürich today?

Was this the sound of imminent nuclear Armageddon, the terrible last sound I will hear before Putin or Kim Jong-uns ICMBs rain down on us?

In case anyone missed it the sign above Zara on BH-strasse made sure we were all aware and nobody panicked.

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Old 03.02.2016, 15:34
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Re: Alarms in Zürich

Occurs every year on the first Wednesday of February:
http://www.englishforum.ch/showthread.php?t=73933
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Old 03.02.2016, 15:34
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Re: Alarms in Zürich

It is the annual system test. Always on the first Wednesday in February from 13:30 to 14:00. There is a long thread about the details if you want to look.
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