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New to the English Forum, From Pennslyvania to Swiss

Hi, my name is Joe

I have moved from the Philadelphia to Switzerland. Just getting settled in and thought the EF might be of some benefit.

So far my experiences overall have been quite positive but there are a few adjustment things I might need some input to understand in trying to adapt and integrate.

Well that's it for english today, now back to German.
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Re: New to the English Forum, From Pennslyvania to Swiss

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Hi, my name is Joe

I have moved from the Philadelphia to Switzerland. Just getting settled in and thought the EF might be of some benefit.

So far my experiences overall have been quite positive but there are a few adjustment things I might need some input to understand in trying to adapt and integrate.

Well that's it for english today, now back to German.
Some people may be turned off reading your thread, when the title has an adjective, where a noun should be.

HTH
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there are a few adjustment things I might need some input to understand in trying to adapt and integrate.
Welcome to the Forum Joe.

You wouldn't write, moving from Thurgau to American would you?
Swiss is the adjective, but we live in Switzerland.
You might think it anal, but you DO want to fit in here don't you?

Pennslyvania is usually spelt Pennsylvania isn't it?
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Re: New to the English Forum, From Pennslyvania to Swiss

Welcome Joe. Getting to grips with the German is impressive - many don't.


Sbrinz and TiMow - drive-by patronising. How smart and clever you boys are.
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Re: New to the English Forum, From Pennslyvania to Swiss

Welcome Joe! There are some friendly voices out here - the Swiss/Switzerland thing really grates on some people, however...

As for the spelling of PA - typos happen to the best of us, eh?
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Re: New to the English Forum, From Pennslyvania to Swiss

Welcome to the forum Joe. Enjoy your time here. What brought you to Switzerland? Best of luck with the transition. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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Re: New to the English Forum, From Pennslyvania to Swiss

So now you get what was posted on the other thread, right?

Welcome to EF and Switzerland.
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the Swiss/Switzerland thing really grates on some people, however...
I really don't understand why people get such a bee in their bonnet about it. Yes, it's incorrect, but from the frequency is occurs it's clearly a common misconception for many foreigners coming here from various parts of the world.

The replies from Sbrinz and TiMow are indeed a little patronizing.

PS: Welcome to the forum, OP.
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Welcome to the Forum Joe.

You wouldn't write, moving from Thurgau to American would you?
Swiss is the adjective, but we live in Switzerland.
You might think it anal, but you DO want to fit in here don't you?

Pennslyvania is usually spelt Pennsylvania isn't it?

Since you're so good at spelling, perhaps you could help correct this:


pednatci tawt


Thanks.


(To the OP: Welcome, and ignore the sad cases!)
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Re: New to the English Forum, From Pennslyvania to Swiss

welcome to the forum, and hopefully you enjoy your time in Switzerland.



fyi, the name of the country in English is the "Swiss Confederation". while I am generally never a fan of pedantry, if we are going to engage in it than we might as well do so fully. after all, I have never met a "Switzer", although one time in Philly I may have purchased a "Swisher".
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Re: New to the English Forum, From Pennslyvania to Swiss

Welcome yo the EF and I won't comment on spelling
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Re: New to the English Forum, From Pennslyvania to Swiss

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Some people may be turned off reading your thread, when the title has an adjective, where a noun should be.

HTH
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The replies from Sbrinz and TiMow are indeed a little patronizing.
...... and I thought I was being helpful ........ plus it was a bit of a tongue-in-cheek response to what had been written elsewhere on another thread.

I'm not usually this welcoming.
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Re: New to the English Forum, From Pennslyvania to Swiss

Apologies to the experts, I thought we were living in the "Confederation of Switzerland" so obviously I am wrong again.

If you are all happy with reading text with obvious spelling mistakes, and fast food topics popping up in a member's
one thousandth celebration post I will desist from admonishing the wayward newcomers.

From your long suffering ungracious pedantic twat.
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Old 17.09.2014, 12:39
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Re: New to the English Forum, From Pennslyvania to Swiss

Welcome!

I'm originally from Ohio... and a bit curious if you also feel like you have just entered another dimension, after moving here.

Although... now every time I go back to the States, I feel like I had just entered the 8th circle of Hell.

Anyways... Yeah, ignore the condescending peeps on here. There are many of us that need spankings.
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Re: New to the English Forum, From Pennslyvania to Swiss

Welcome Joe.
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Re: New to the English Forum, From Pennslyvania to Swiss

Welcome, joe..

I grew up in the Philly suburbs, out near East Norriton and Ambler. I haven't lived around there for over 15 years, but I sure miss the phillies games and Harry Carey, RIP.

Best of luck with the integration and language and all...still working on all that myself. Hit me up if you're in Luzern and want to go get a beer...

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Re: New to the English Forum, From Pennslyvania to Swiss

Welcome Joe! I'm from Pittsburgh originally. Yep, a yinzer.

Hope you like it here! We do!

Good luck with the German.
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Welcome Joe. Getting to grips with the German is impressive - many don't.


Sbrinz and TiMow - drive-by patronising. How smart and clever you boys are.

While YOU are patronizing THEM.


Thurgau is a state of the Swiss Confederation and Pennsylvania is a state of the USA. So that it either is moving from Pennsylvania to Thurgau or from the USA to Switzerland.


And indeed, the habit of some People to use the adjective for CH instead of the noun has to be fought
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I really don't understand why people get such a bee in their bonnet about it. Yes, it's incorrect, but from the frequency is occurs it's clearly a common misconception for many foreigners coming here from various parts of the world.

The replies from Sbrinz and TiMow are indeed a little patronizing.

PS: Welcome to the forum, OP.

EXACTLY it being a "common misconception" is reason enough to fight against this


Switzerland 200 years ago managed to get rid of the French, with the help of the Great Russian Empire


> Czar Alexander I ----- Field Marshal Suvarov --- etc
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EXACTLY it being a "common misconception" is reason enough to fight against this

Switzerland 200 years ago managed to get rid of the French, with the help of the Great Russian Empire

> Czar Alexander I ----- Field Marshal Suvarov --- etc
If by "fight against this" you mean being an arse in peoples introduction threads, essentially the first contact they have with the forum and it's members, then I would beg to differ.

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While YOU are patronizing THEM.

Thurgau is a state of the Swiss Confederation and Pennsylvania is a state of the USA. So that it either is moving from Pennsylvania to Thurgau or from the USA to Switzerland.

And indeed, the habit of some People to use the adjective for CH instead of the noun has to be fought
I think we need a Wolli-speak translator on the forum. Does vbulletin have an add-in?
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