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Re: Your favourite Swiss German expression

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxHhla5gbcs

Swearing in Swiss German

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkcwap7E5l4


Gottfried Stutz, pronounced Gopfrid Stutz, also suppressed Gopf ..., is a widespread Swiss German interjection, which is used as a mild curse word or exclamation of bafflement.

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The context is a guy got interupted while typing on his cellphone. He then accidentaly has clicked on send instead of the close button mid-sentence. The next 30 min were filled with doubt: did I click send or close, and no chance to reread since it was a message to greenies.

"Öppe de föift post vo der womi höt zum lache brocht het"
Should have been the message. I leave you with your translation attempts
Glad you found your solution.

Just want to add that "föi" does have a meaning too, not in your context though.

"Föi mer a?" translates to "Fangen wir an?" So it can be used substituted for "anfangen" when starting a task.
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Gottfried Stutz, pronounced Gopfrid Stutz, also suppressed Gopf ..., is a widespread Swiss German interjection, which is used as a mild curse word or exclamation of bafflement.
Sorta like “Gordon Bennett!” in British English.
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"s'Totemügerli" by Franz Hohler (version with lyrics).

A story that's apparently presented in the finest Bernese dialect. In reality though most verbs and nouns are invented and the story is completely meaningless.
Or here the "online" version by Lo&Leduc. Half of it is english
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Re: Your favourite Swiss German expression

Alot of these expressions are used mostly by old people and not by the young. Many of the expressions are simply dumb.
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Re: Your favourite Swiss German expression

"D'luft uusala"

"Take the air out" or take the air out of my glass and replace it with beer.
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Or here the "online" version by Lo&Leduc. Half of it is english
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Sorta like “Gordon Bennett!” in British English.
Gottfried Stutz translated as "god damned"
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Re: Your favourite Swiss German expression

und " gango luege "-go and have a look.
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Gottfried Stutz translated as "god damned"
“The expletive Gordon Bennett appears to be a minced oath. It is a version of Gor blimey, which is itself a euphemistic version of God blind me. That, combined with Bennett's famously outrageous lifestyle and newsworthy stunts, is sufficient to explain why his name was picked out.”

https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/gordon-bennett.html
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"D'luft uusala"

"Take the air out" or take the air out of my glass and replace it with beer.
I like this.
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All you need to do is get the video-address from the post's source code. How long have you been on EF?


PS: Das isch aber Neudüütsch!
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und " gango luege "-go and have a look.
https://www.idiotikon.ch/wortgeschic...ortgeschichten
Interesting historical development.
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und " gango luege "-go and have a look.
Just make sure you're not a "Gang-go".
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An unusual thing to know in a foreign language. Could come in handy though

I had a message today: "Öppe de föi" and since hours I'm trying to figure out what that means.
And I (thought) do speak Swiss German
it could be" pfui "not föi. Meaning: something disgusting. So "Öppe de föi"( pfui ) means something ( öppe ) bad ( pfui ) One can write dialekt as one wants. Theres no rules

https://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/pfui

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrxPczxvqBw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adjGGz0vvvc

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Re: Your favourite Swiss German expression

One of my fave expletives in my Bernese Dialect:


CHUTZEMISCHT .... meaning poo of fogey/owlet
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One of my fave expletives in my Bernese Dialect:


CHUTZEMISCHT .... meaning poo of fogey/owlet
Your message has no meaning/unintelligible
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Re: Your favourite Swiss German expression

Interesting little titbit; the word "Pfui" goes back to the 11 century and is an expression for blowing something rotten away.
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Re: Your favourite Swiss German expression

Z'nüni. Snack between meals. Nüni=0900 Uhr (Z’NÜNI, Z’MITTAG ODER Z’VIERI)
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Re: Your favourite Swiss German expression

So Zvieri is to be eaten at 4pm? I'd never thought of it that way!
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