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Swizerland, Sweden and Swiss German

First of all does anyone know of a good place for an english speaker to learn german in geneva? Your ideas

Second of all before I met my partner I must say I was as guilty as the next person in confusing Switzerland with Sweden, even now I have people back home who comment on living with all the blonds here, but Ive worked out why. Its the swedish chef on the muppets.. I swear he is speaking swiss german

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Old 14.06.2011, 12:22
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Re: Swizerland, Sweden and Swiss German

Regarding the above clip, it's not the cook speaking but the background music that could be Swiss.
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Old 14.06.2011, 12:24
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Re: Swizerland, Sweden and Swiss German

Maybe Jim Henson was as confused as every other American one else?

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Re: Swizerland, Sweden and Swiss German

Ha ha! I've thought the exact same thing before... not about confusing Switzerland and Sweden, but that Swiss German reminds me of the Swedish Chef.

Ugh... I always thought that high German was an ugly language, but I simply cannot find the words to describe Swiss German... other than ICK.
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Re: Swizerland, Sweden and Swiss German

No no no, that's clearly a Nordic parody... Björk björk björk?

Perhaps not exclusively Swedish, but my own thoughts on the dialects aside, this sounds absolutely nothing like Swiss-German.
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Re: Swizerland, Sweden and Swiss German

It's ALL Swedish Chef to me!
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