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Old 15.09.2007, 15:53
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Swiss placenames that make good insults/swearwords

Include a sentence demonstrating use. Here is my one of my favourites:

Stauffacher - used to indicate that some person at some distance from oneself (and therefore has to be shouted very loudley) has committed some sort of sinful act:

"Oy, Stauffacher! No!"

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Old 16.09.2007, 01:13
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Re: Swiss placenames that make good insults/swearwords

How about "I'd like to kick their Buttes" ? (Canton Neuchatel)
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Old 16.09.2007, 01:31
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Re: Swiss placenames that make good insults/swearwords

Stauffacher for me is an impolite phrase for someone who causes a traffic jam.

(for non German speakers, Stau = traffic jam).
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Old 16.09.2007, 10:43
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Re: Swiss placenames that make good insults/swearwords

I always got a kick out of "Gotthard" and "Wankdorf"...not exactly on topic, but the combination works well.
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Old 16.09.2007, 10:55
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Re: Swiss placenames that make good insults/swearwords

I'm reminded of when I was driving my now (again) happily married father near our home in Wallis.

It was his first visit to Switzerland and we happened to drive through Bitsch. I said, thinking myself a bit humourous, 'Now you can say you've been to Bitsch, Dad.'

He replied, 'I've been there twice already.'
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Old 17.09.2007, 16:45
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"Where did you buy that lovely pot?"
"Just outside Winterthur. It's a Töss pot..."
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Old 17.09.2007, 16:51
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Re: Swiss placenames that make good insults/swearwords

Schwamendingen: Drunken inappropriate grinding/dancing with a member of the opposite sex that has no interest in you.


"I was out at Club Q last night and this guy was schwamendingen me like no tomorrow. I had to go to the bathroom just to get him away from me."

Bubikon:
It's just too easy.
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Old 17.09.2007, 16:55
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Schlieren. Can't say it without sounding drunk... Try it.
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Old 17.09.2007, 16:55
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"I was out at Club Q last night and this guy was schwamendingen me like no tomorrow. I had to go to the bathroom just to get him away from me."


That bloke was a right Winkel.
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Old 17.09.2007, 17:07
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Re: Swiss placenames that make good insults/swearwords

There's a municipality in the district of Albula in the canton of Graubuenden which lies on the road to the Julier pass, between Tiefencastel and Savognin.
It has 215 inhabitants.

It's name? I couldn't possibly say in public...



(Thx, Wikipedia)
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Old 17.09.2007, 17:16
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Re: Swiss placenames that make good insults/swearwords

Strangely enough, its name rhymes with Fotze .
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Old 17.09.2007, 17:39
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Drove through "Moron" on the way back from Lac du Morat to Basel at the weekend

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...wloc=addr&om=1
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Old 17.09.2007, 17:47
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Re: Swiss placenames that make good insults/swearwords

"Schsh!"

I kid you not, there's a village called Schsh in southeastern Switzerland.
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Old 17.09.2007, 17:49
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Drove through "Moron" on the way back from Lac du Morat to Basel at the weekend
Did you see the tour de moron?
http://www.tourdemoron.ch/
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Old 17.09.2007, 18:24
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Re: Swiss placenames that make good insults/swearwords

I live outside of Geneva in the village of Mies (pronounced *me* )

This was great fun ( gawd, how boring am I ) with my family back in the states, especially for that brief period when I worked for the World Health Org.

"where do you live"
me
ok, ok...where do you work
WHO

(shades of Abbot and Costello )

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Re: Swiss placenames that make good insults/swearwords

I suppose you have to feel sorry for those who come from Töss -

"Do you know Dave?"
"Ah - yes, he's a Tösser isn't he?"
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Old 17.09.2007, 19:18
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Re: Swiss placenames that make good insults/swearwords

Can you recommend a Gynacologist ?

Why not try Hans Kunz from Künten in Aargau ?
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Old 17.09.2007, 20:10
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Re: Swiss placenames that make good insults/swearwords

Sort-of on the subject... I found this in an ancient viral email.


Suppose you are living in one of the places mentioned below.
Do you then also tell others yeah, I live in ____________.
1. Shafter (California, USA)
2. Beaver (Oklahoma, USA)
3. Shitlingthorpe (Yorkshire, UK)
4. Bastard (Norway)
5. Twatt (Orkney, UK)
6. Arsoli (Lazio, Italy)
7. Muff (Northern Ireland)
8. Wankie (Zimbabwe)
9. Climax (Colorado, USA)
10. Nobber (Donegal, Ireland)
11. Lickey End (West Midlands, UK)
12. Fukum (Yemen)
13. Lord Berkeley's Knob (Sutherland, Scotland)
14. Dildo (Newfoundland, Canada)
15. Turdo (Romania)
16. Dongo (Congo - Democratic Republic)
17. Seymen (Turkey)
18. Dong Rack (Thailand-Cambodia border)
19. Intercourse (Pennsylvania, USA)
20. Brown Willy (Cornwall,UK)
21. Wanks River (Nicaragua)
22. Wankendorf (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
23. Fuku (Shensi, China)
24. Beaver Head (Idaho, USA)
25. Fukui (Honshu, Japan)
26. Shag Island (Indian Ocean)
27. Fukue (Honshu, Japan)
28. Middle Intercourse Island (Australia)
29. Wankie Colliery (Zimbabwe)
30. Chinaman's Knob (Australia)
31. Wet Beaver Creek (Australia)
32. Tittybong (Australia)
33. Pis Pis River (Nicaragua)
34. Dikshit (India)
35. Wankener (India)
36. Sexmoan (Luzon, Philippines)

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Old 17.09.2007, 20:12
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Re: Swiss placenames that make good insults/swearwords

haha I know

11. Lickey End (West Midlands, UK) v well, posh area rofl. Never thought about it in that way.
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Old 21.09.2007, 18:25
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Re: Swiss placenames that make good insults/swearwords

And, of course, we all know where Hell is....... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Norway
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