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Old 06.12.2019, 21:54
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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?
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.
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Old 06.12.2019, 22:01
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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.
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Old 06.12.2019, 22:34
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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.
Its to cold here to get my wip in the crack ,in the middle of the road yes weapon
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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.
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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.
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Old 06.12.2019, 22:52
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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
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!

And, Blueangel, where would this rhythm sound better than on a paved street. Wish I had been there.
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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?
Don't worry. He was probably chasing demons.
Any cow bells involved?
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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!

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.
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Old 07.12.2019, 09:08
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Old 07.12.2019, 10:36
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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.
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Any reason is great for festivities. Especially when kids prepare themselves so dilligently.
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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...
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Just wait til your kids buy Lederhosen and Dirndls...
That is Bavarian.
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That is Bavarian.

Whoosh....
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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!

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TIS. Explain? We are not always in the know what these dumb abreviations mean.
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TIS. Explain? We are not always in the know what these dumb abreviations mean.
Abreviations? Ah, some stuff are just misspellings, not abbrevations.....
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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...
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

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)

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