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Hi everyone

With the courage born of desperation I went abroad a few years ago to Zurich - from Zollikon... Yes, I'm an indiginous Zurich, through and through. So, if you have any questions about my compatriots (MiteidgenossInnen), just give me a shout.
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Old 26.02.2011, 17:32
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Welcome. How are you coping with culture shock?
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Old 26.02.2011, 18:14
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lrd110, communication and language changes are usually the hardest thing to cope with in a move. You have to realise that you cannot just walk into a shop in Zurich and expect everyone to understand you with your "strange" Zollikon accent.

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We go abroad most days, often without realising it - and we survive. Mind you, the Neuchatel accent is very different from Franche-Comté.
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I love the Neuchâtel accent! I don't care if people think it's provincial, it's sing-songy.
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I know Zollikon, but where the heck is Zurich?
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I love the Neuchâtel accent! I don't care if people think it's provincial, it's sing-songy.
After 40 years in UK, I can still do a very passable Neuchatel accent - to the great amusement of old friends here.
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