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They say the Swiss don't have a sense of humour

They say the Swiss don't have a sense of humour.
I don't find that funny.
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Old 07.09.2009, 09:15
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Re: They say the Swiss don't have a sense of humour

I think we do have a sense of humour, it's just not very sophisticated.
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Old 07.09.2009, 09:16
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They say the Swiss don't have a sense of humour.
I don't find that funny.
Indeed. Case closed.
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Old 07.09.2009, 09:18
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Re: They say the Swiss don't have a sense of humour

Put in a broad statement, they can't laugh at themselves. They can laugh at the Austrians and everyone else though.
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Re: They say the Swiss don't have a sense of humour

I was born without humour regardless of whether being Swiss or not and I'm fully aware of it. So yes, case closed.
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Re: They say the Swiss don't have a sense of humour

We certainly laugh at ourselves, where did you get that one from olygirl ?
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Old 07.09.2009, 09:54
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We certainly laugh at ourselves, where did you get that one from olygirl ?
Oh, how dare you??
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Old 07.09.2009, 09:59
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We certainly laugh at ourselves, where did you get that one from olygirl ?
Ha Ha. I live in a certified small farming village in Central Switzerland. I'm surrounded by Eidgenossen with all their positives and negatives. I listen to their jokes, which have all been used again and again.

Only a handful can laugh at themselves. For the rest, it's a sign of weakness.
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Re: They say the Swiss don't have a sense of humour

of course the swiss have humour.
Just read some of the comments Simon_ch has made on this forum.
Hilarious.
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of course the swiss have humour.
Just read some of the comments Simon_ch has made on this forum.
Hilarious.
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**** *** !!

olygirl: The 3 nationalities jokes are typically somewhat favourable for your own country... but that doesn't really indicate if we make fun of ourselves.. watch any lame Swiss comedy show to confirm that.
Or Emil ofc.
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Watch some Swiss movies on DVD such as 'Herbst Zeit' (something-something), 'The Swiss Maker' and 'Trouble in Havana' (or something like that; sorry, the titles escape me now - someone, please help! Nathu?) and you will witness the gentle and ticklish Swiss sense of humour and the ready ability to laugh at themselves.

(Sorry. I haven't had enough coffeee this morning.)
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Old 07.09.2009, 10:30
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olygirl: The 3 nationalities jokes are typically somewhat favourable for your own country... but that doesn't really indicate if we make fun of ourselves.. watch any lame Swiss comedy show to confirm that.
Or Emil ofc.
Yes, a handful of Swiss can laugh at themselves. And most comedy shows are VERY lame. I know Emil can laugh at himself but that doesn't prove that the majority of Swiss can.

The Swiss logo is: Admitting any personal weakness is a sign of weakness.
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Re: They say the Swiss don't have a sense of humour

The Swiss have three jokes –

Lovely young lady gets custard pie in face
Lovely young lady loses her clothes
Lovely young lady gets custard pie in face and loses all her clothes
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Re: They say the Swiss don't have a sense of humour

I've found that unlike the British humour, swiss humour doesn't need to be offensive or rudely sarcastic.
I feel the most swiss deep down would probably have a bad feeling later if they thought they had upset someone in such a way.
Emil is cool and yes very light hearted. His books make a great read.
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Old 07.09.2009, 10:38
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Yes, a handful of Swiss can laugh at themselves. And most comedy shows are VERY lame. I know Emil can laugh at himself but that doesn't prove that the majority of Swiss can.

The Swiss logo is: Admitting any personal weakness is a sign of weakness.
Not really, no.
Emil is/was immensely popular in Switzerland, and all he did was portray a rather realistic picture of Swiss characters.
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The Swiss have three jokes –

Lovely young lady gets custard pie in face
Lovely young lady loses her clothes
Lovely young lady gets custard pie in face and loses all her clothes
Care to elaborate ? The 3rd joke sounds great though!
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Old 07.09.2009, 10:42
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Re: They say the Swiss don't have a sense of humour

Emil did this over 20 years ago. Walter Roderer did it too.

But can you do it? Can your neighbours do it? Honestly, I doubt it.
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Re: They say the Swiss don't have a sense of humour

Laugh at myself ? I do it constantly, and it's almost a sport among friends. You might argue we're not typically Swiss, but everyone I know of can make some (light hearted, admittedly) fun of themselves.

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of course the swiss have humour.
Just read some of the comments Simon_ch has made on this forum.
Hilarious.
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Very true superted. Of course most of the Swiss on EF understand English and therefore they would understand a lot of British, American, Aussie etc humour, so maybe some of the Swiss on here and a few others, aren't truly representative of the nation. Besides, I heard a rumour which I couldn't possible confirm and that was, that s*m*n_ch's (name disguised to protect the innocent) dad was an English milkman, visiting a dairy farm that s*m*n's mum was working at as a dairy maid.
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Well Swiss Simon, I guess we'll just have to meet up someday and have a laugh over a Cafe Zwetchgen.
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