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marton 06.12.2019 21:54

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Originally Posted by Blueangel (Post 3127546)
The other night, me and my mate were walking down from Weggis Luftseilbahn to the Schiffstation at about 17:45 and spotted a guy in the middle of the road ahead of us cracking a whip which was about 10ft long. We carried on walking with a degree of trepidation, but just before we reached him, the guy stopped cracking his whip and went on his phone. As soon as we rounded the corner, he began again. WTAF?!! Does anyone know why someone would be practising this in the middle of a public road? :confused:

Apparently whip cracking is a tradition in some parts of Switzerland like Lenzburg where the tradition, known as "Chlauschlöpfe", has been kept alive since the sixteenth century. Normally the season closes next Sunday.

Küssnacht an Rigi has an annual St. Nicholas parade. The event starts with whip cracking.

Blueangel 06.12.2019 22:01

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Originally Posted by marton
Küssnacht an Rigi has an annual St. Nicholas parade. The event starts with whip cracking.

That would explain it. Thank you! My mate's a retired cop who still delivers training and she was a little twitchy about it, so it'll be good to have an explanation for her. :D

cannut 06.12.2019 22:34

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Originally Posted by Blueangel (Post 3127553)
That would explain it. Thank you! My mate's a retired cop who still delivers training and she was a little twitchy about it, so it'll be good to have an explanation for her. :D

Its to cold here to get my wip in the crack ,in the middle of the road :msnblush: yes weapon

doropfiz 06.12.2019 22:35

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For some, a whip is a weapon, for others a means to guide the cattle or goad a horse. For some, it is a tool to crack or break things down, such as wild bush.

For some whipcracking is an art or a sport that takes practice. I guess that, precisely because of the noise, one would need to choose different areas to practice.
https://youtu.be/BuLU4VDdQ58
https://youtu.be/aHlFYHticq4

cannut 06.12.2019 22:46

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Originally Posted by doropfiz (Post 3127555)
For some, a whip is a weapon, for others a means to guide the cattle or goad a horse. For some, it is a tool to crack or break things down, such as wild bush.

For some whipcracking is an art or a sport that takes practice. I guess that, precisely because of the noise, one would need to choose different areas to practice.
https://youtu.be/BuLU4VDdQ58
https://youtu.be/aHlFYHticq4




Wow this guy is amazing

curley 06.12.2019 22:52

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Originally Posted by doropfiz (Post 3127555)
For some, a whip is a weapon, for others a means to guide the cattle or goad a horse. For some, it is a tool to crack or break things down, such as wild bush.

For some whipcracking is an art or a sport that takes practice. I guess that, precisely because of the noise, one would need to choose different areas to practice.
https://youtu.be/BuLU4VDdQ58
https://youtu.be/aHlFYHticq4

As shown in one part of your second link: It's an art, it's rhythm - I bloody love it when it's done like percussion! :D

And, Blueangel, where would this rhythm sound better than on a paved street. :) Wish I had been there.

PanFastic 06.12.2019 22:54

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Blueangel (Post 3127546)
The other night, me and my mate were walking down from Weggis Luftseilbahn to the Schiffstation at about 17:45 and spotted a guy in the middle of the road ahead of us cracking a whip which was about 10ft long. We carried on walking with a degree of trepidation, but just before we reached him, the guy stopped cracking his whip and went on his phone. As soon as we rounded the corner, he began again. WTAF?!! Does anyone know why someone would be practising this in the middle of a public road? :confused:

Don't worry. He was probably chasing demons.
Any cow bells involved?

Blueangel 07.12.2019 00:20

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Originally Posted by curley (Post 3127559)
As shown in one part of your second link: It's an art, it's rhythm - I bloody love it when it's done like percussion! :D

And, Blueangel, where would this rhythm sound better than on a paved street. :) Wish I had been there.

Before he was in sight, I thought it was gun practice because of the echo higher up the village. When we could see him, it was a little intimidating because it was so unexpected, but my mate's seen the videos now and is impressed that we stumbled upon something unusual/traditional. She's returned to the UK yesterday pretty gobsmacked at certain things about Switzerland, particularly seeing as her train home from Manchester airport was delayed. She also wants to know where Switzerland hides all the crime and spice heads that she's become too accustomed too in Manchester. :D

robBob 07.12.2019 09:08

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Originally Posted by cannut (Post 3127556)
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Wow this guy is amazing

My personal favorite: https://youtu.be/7YyBtMxZgQs

Tom1234 07.12.2019 10:36

Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland
 
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Originally Posted by marton (Post 3127552)
Apparently whip cracking is a tradition in some parts of Switzerland like Lenzburg where the tradition, known as "Chlauschlöpfe", has been kept alive since the sixteenth century. Normally the season closes next Sunday.

Küssnacht an Rigi has an annual St. Nicholas parade. The event starts with whip cracking.

Lots of the towns in central Switzerland have a St. Nicholas parade. Ours is combined with räbeliechtli, whip cracking, Sami Claus and of course farmers ringing their cow bells.

The kids practice their whip cracking for weeks beforehand. Seeing them do it and carrying the bells, you realise that this tradition is being passed on to the next generations.

The bell ringing also takes place late at night over several nights as the farmers march through the village.


Having said all that, the village kids have also embraced Halloween too and must spend hours getting ready.

You can have it all.

MusicChick 07.12.2019 11:21

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Any reason is great for festivities. Especially when kids prepare themselves so dilligently.

olygirl 07.12.2019 12:02

Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland
 
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Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 3127610)
Lots of the towns in central Switzerland have a St. Nicholas parade. Ours is combined with räbeliechtli, whip cracking, Sami Claus and of course farmers ringing their cow bells.

The kids practice their whip cracking for weeks beforehand. Seeing them do it and carrying the bells, you realise that this tradition is being passed on to the next generations.

The bell ringing also takes place late at night over several nights as the farmers march through the village.


Having said all that, the village kids have also embraced Halloween too and must spend hours getting ready.

You can have it all.

Just wait til your kids buy Lederhosen and Dirndls... :msnnerd:

robBob 07.12.2019 12:08

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Originally Posted by olygirl (Post 3127623)
Just wait til your kids buy Lederhosen and Dirndls... :msnnerd:

That is Bavarian.

Tom1234 07.12.2019 14:07

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Originally Posted by robBob (Post 3127624)
That is Bavarian.


Whoosh....

omtatsat 14.12.2019 13:57

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Originally Posted by 22 yards (Post 3057428)
In a special offer just for Switzerland, the Coca-Cola Company has decided to resize its 500mL soft drink bottles, reducing them by 10% to 450 mL -- and guess what, the price will stay the same. TIS.

But, and this is also kinda TIS in its own way, Selecta -- the company behind most of those ubiquitous vending machines -- has reacted by banning most Coca-Cola products (story in French) and replacing them with similar products from other brands. Good on ya, Selecta!

Roughly translated, the story reads:

TIS. Explain? We are not always in the know what these dumb abreviations mean.

curley 14.12.2019 14:03

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Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 3129792)
TIS. Explain? We are not always in the know what these dumb abreviations mean.

Abreviations? Ah, some stuff are just misspellings, not abbrevations.....

AbFab 14.12.2019 14:08

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Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 3129792)
TIS. Explain? We are not always in the know what these dumb abreviations mean.

Check out the title of this thread - it's above your post too Onestone...

omtatsat 14.12.2019 14:10

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Originally Posted by AbFab (Post 3129798)
Check out the title of this thread - it's above your post too Onestone...

Oh shit. How stupid of me.:D

starmir 01.01.2020 20:36

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In a ski resort eatery

kid misplaces her mitten... parents unhappy
1 day later
No mitten.. parents mood.. hopefull
2 days later
Still no mitten.. parents mood.. resilient
3 days later
Still no blooming mitten
parents mood.. frostbitten
4 days later
mitten reappears, in same restaurant, on a coat rack... parents mood.. Happy!
(in a hung over sort of way)

TIS

curley 06.04.2020 16:43

Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland
 
The parcel postman comes 4 hours later than normal in these corona times.
But: He comes 4 hours later every day. TIS, they're even punctual being late.


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