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Re: Your questions on Switzerland: ask the Swiss guy

Why do Swiss people say Yo Yo when they have a conversation? I counted 85 Yo yo's from Basel city to Bruderholz from one old woman. I really felt like stuffing my cola light up her ass by the end of the trip. And why do the older Swiss guys marry Asian girls young enough to be their daughters?
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Re: Your questions on Switzerland: ask the Swiss guy

don't knoe the answer to the first...
second seems obvious to me!!
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The problem is the Asian girls marry them untill they get the Swiss pass then Bye bye Yo yo beer belly. It so commen that it's crazy.


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Why do Swiss people say Yo Yo when they have a conversation? I counted 85 Yo yo's from Basel city to Bruderholz from one old woman.
They're not saying "yo yo", they're saying "ja ja" (yes, yes). Kind of the Swiss version of "uh-huh" or "yeah" -- you know, kind of small verbal feedback to show that they're listening.
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Re: Your questions on Switzerland: ask the Swiss guy

Old Swiss marry young Asian girls...Never seen that happening in another country

You sound like a delightful chap CowboyJeff, are you free next wednesday?
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Re: Your questions on Switzerland: ask the Swiss guy

Yeah what can I say about the young girls. Sure it's nice to squeeze their bums and play with their boobs, but at some point you got to dress them up and take them out to dinner, that's where the trouble begins. But come on, some of these old Swiss dudes are in their mid 50's married to a 19/20 year old children, sheez they got guts! For me I'd go plus or minus 5 years if i'd ever found myself single.


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Old Swiss marry young Asian girls...Never seen that happening in another country

You sound like a delightful chap CowboyJeff, are you free next wednesday?

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Re: Your questions on Switzerland: ask the Swiss guy

Why do Swiss guys spend so much time brushing their teeth? Nearly every time I go to the toilets at work for a pee, or something more substantial, there's a guy in there brushing his teeth.

I went to the pub to watch the golf this evening, during the course (no pun intended) of which I had need to visit the lav. Guess what? There was someone brushing his teeth in there ! (true...he may not have been Swiss but......)
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probably getting into bum-squeezing and boob-playing mode
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Why do Swiss guys spend so much time brushing their teeth? Nearly every time I go to the toilets at work for a pee, or something more substantial, there's a guy in there brushing his teeth.

I went to the pub to watch the golf this evening, during the course (no pun intended) of which I had need to visit the lav. Guess what? There was someone brushing his teeth in there ! (true...he may not have been Swiss but......)
Cheaper than the dentist...

I find it funny when they use the Candida brand
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candidiasis
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The problem is the Asian girls marry them untill they get the Swiss pass then Bye bye Yo yo beer belly. It so commen that it's crazy.
I blame the internets.
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I blame the internets.
I blame Swiss women
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I quite enjoy it actually. I love showing the people at customs my little book with the two passports and asking which one they prefer..they get really miffed

Who are the other Swissies? Maybe they can help me out here...
I'm another one... only one passport though... Have always lived in Switzerland except my current "experience" in London....
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With the utmost respect:

What is the protocol for navigating public spaces (sidewalks, train stations)? I constantly get body-checked or clipped in the knee by briefcases because I can't seem to smoothly flow around people. I've lived in big cities in the US and never had a problem with this kind of thing. Here in Zurich I constantly get forced off the sidewalk by groups of 2 or 3 people who don't move over to share the space. It was really shocking--even when I was on crutches for a month I got body checked or forced onto the street.

Also, for such an orderly country, why is it that lines at cash registers and so forth are always such a chaos and people cutting in line?
Try to live in London, you don't get body-checked, you just get destroyed if you don't let people go their way.... But to be honest, I never experienced that, even though I haven been in Zurich only during weekends. I guess that's how it is in big cities.

Cash registers: I don't know, but that's one thing English could teach to Continental Europe. On the other side, Londoners seem to think that's it's normal to wait in a queue where I would think why so few employers serving customers. Or why are all those people waiting in front of this ATM since the one over there is not used at all !!

5 CHF: they could make it smaller ! Did you know that when a child looses a tooth, it is the tradition that he or he leaves in a small plate and a "mouse" would replace it by a CHF 5 coin over the night ? Children love that.

Walking: Never realised that. I have lived in many places in the Country, and I have had friends or colleagues wanting to go "there" by bus, the others preferred to walk.... I am not sure there is a trend here...

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Re: Your questions on Switzerland: ask the Swiss guy

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I always have a copper one and a two cent coin in my purse,for good luck and like that my purse is never really empty
I have those sitting on my keyboard at work.

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There are still some of the silver Fünfliber (5fr pieces) in circulation So I propose a new hobby.
Instead of goldwashing go silverhunting, insist in a shop to get our money back in five franc coins,you never know you might get rich....................shoud the silver price suddenly rocket
I quite regularly get handed silver 1 Fr. coins at the supermarket, last one was a rather worn 1894, the one before a superb, almost non-circulated 1955, worth about 150 SFr. I've stopped counting the 10 and 20 Rappens I got from the late 1800's.
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Cheaper than the dentist...

I find it funny when they use the Candida brand
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candidiasis
heh, me too. Friends from the US always buy some Candida brand to take home with them when they visit.
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Cheaper than the dentist...

I find it funny when they use the Candida brand
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candidiasis
Candida for Kids was my favourite brand when I was a kid..it tasted like bubble gum! Mmmmm....sweet fungal paste...
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Why do Swiss guys spend so much time brushing their teeth? Nearly every time I go to the toilets at work for a pee, or something more substantial, there's a guy in there brushing his teeth.

I went to the pub to watch the golf this evening, during the course (no pun intended) of which I had need to visit the lav. Guess what? There was someone brushing his teeth in there ! (true...he may not have been Swiss but......)

EEEEWWW!

Dental hygiene, tell me about it! How annoying...

But seriously, yes, people do brush their teeth. At school, the toothbrush lady comes around every year, gives us some super-concentrated fluoride toothpaste that isn't available over the counter and we all have to brush under her watchful eye. Then she demonstrates how to brush and that we should do it 3x every day. I never gave in to that blatant attempt at dental brainwashing but counting the cavities and brown stains of my fangs, I wish I had.

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Why do swiss men have to bang their fists or slap their hands on the table when they are trying to make a point? To me it looks very childish. It seems to something which is passed down from father to son as I have seen teenagers doing this to a lesser extent. This habit also gets louder and more frequent when alcohol is involved. Just got my swiss cititenship this year (I am english also) and this is definitely one swiss trait I do not intend to emulate.
Europeans like to make sure you get the point when they're making one. Italians bunch their fingertips together, point them upwards and wave them at you while being generally loud and verbose. French people generally gesticulate wildly and curse, Germans just stare and get louder, etc...SOME Swiss people (generally the guys who hang out in SVP-Beizen, drink 'e Stange' at the Stammtisch who think that Blocher is doing a terrific job) do this and it annoys me as much as it does you, but hey..just do whatever you do in your country back at'em
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Re: Your questions on Switzerland: ask the Swiss guy

Oh, the superfluoric Elmex gel is available over the counter! I have it in the bathroom but am behind the once-a-week schedule because of its funky taste

Shall I send you some tubes to Japan?
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EEEEWWW!

Dental hygiene, tell me about it! How annoying...

But seriously, yes, people do brush their teeth. At school, the toothbrush lady comes around every year, gives us some super-concentrated fluoride toothpaste that isn't available over the counter and we all have to brush under her watchful eye. Then she demonstrates how to brush and that we should do it 3x every day. I never gave in to that blatant attempt at dental brainwashing but counting the cavities and brown stains of my fangs, I wish I had.


eeek, this waa always a dreadful thing to do and I was put off food for about two days coz of the lingering taste of the disgusting drops ( elmex).
Remember that ,from first to fifth grade we got the small fluoride tablets as well,there was always a child desginated for this Aemtli who had to hand them out ???
I won't tell you know what we all got up to with them tablets instead of swallowing them
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