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Old 04.06.2011, 17:17
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Re: Where are the Americans in Switzerland?

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Regardless of the love-hate relationship I have for my fellow Americans, I just want to say that I think the OP handled the negative responses (earlier) on this thread INCREDIBLY well... and that I'm happy (and a bit surprised) to see that this thread didn't turn into a full-on bashing of American culture in general.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go trim my mullet.

I do have to say, I've seen many more mullets (on male youth errrr....foreigners) in Zurich than in the US.
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Old 04.06.2011, 17:19
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Re: Where are the Americans in Switzerland?

I can't really see any newbie bashing, groaning, or anything particularly negative here. As with most things, there's a happy medium. If a newbie started a thread asking where to buy a good fork to eat his morning cornflakes with, would you tell him, or would you respond, "hey buddy, maybe you'd like to try a spoon?"?.
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Old 04.06.2011, 17:22
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Re: Where are the Americans in Switzerland?

What Carrie says.... True that, Hoff really did handle the thread with class.
Good for you

Now I have an important question to ask you:

Do you like rootbeer ?
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Old 04.06.2011, 17:31
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What Carrie says.... True that, Hoff really did handle the thread with class.
Good for you

Now I have an important question to ask you:

Do you like rootbeer ?
Ha ha! I'm not sure who you're aiming that question at, but I was just asking a worker in Coop the other day if they carry rootbeer. He had absolutely no idea what it is, and I had a horrible time trying to explain to him (with my far from perfect German) that it is NOT beer.

Mmmmm... a rootbeer float sounds sooo good right now!

But are you implying that only rednecks drink rootbeer?
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Old 04.06.2011, 17:35
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Re: Where are the Americans in Switzerland?

Nope I'm implying that we seem to be the only ones with a craving developped taste for it

So if Hoff likes it.... he'll be ok.

ps. you can find rootbeer in the "lollipop" stores (check out the malls)
otherwise, google: American Market

Gee.... I'd love a float just now !
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ps. you can find rootbeer in the "lollipop" stores (check out the malls)
otherwise, google: American Market

Gee.... I'd love a float just now !
Root beer is a fine integration tool, though the SVP might be against it if they ever realized its power.

The Villa Chiengmai Thai Shop near the Zurich Hbf carries Root Beer...with Thai on the cans of course. chf 1,50 an AW. I imagine the American grocery store with its 3-liter generic stuff would be the best deal though.
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And rap music is better???

Or Justin Bieber?
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Re: Where are the Americans in Switzerland?

lol... I love root beer! I grew up in a town with an A&W that would serve you in your car by hanging a tray on the window.

When a group of my Swedish friends came to visit, they seemed to think it tasted like toothpaste... I would hate to think that Root Beer is the American equivalent to Rivella!

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Do you like rootbeer ?
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Gee.... I'd love a float just now !

YUM!

birch beer is good too.
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Old 04.06.2011, 18:18
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I have an important question to ask you:

Do you like rootbeer ?
Yes, but I prefer birch beer.

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I would hate to think that Root Beer is the American equivalent to Rivella!
Mmmm... I'm not sure how to break this to you...
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Old 04.06.2011, 18:33
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Re: Where are the Americans in Switzerland?

Nein, aber if you have a good education of enjoying drinking Feldschlössen then you are just only a little tiny step from enjoying Budweiser, which is subject of being adored by the local 'necks. Surely or I should rathey say Shorley you will be fine either way
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Old 04.06.2011, 18:51
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Given your love for the USA have you considered marrying a gal from there and the rest will come in full package
That's part of what drew my hubby and I together actually... he sooooooooo wanted to see the US and live there. (Poor luck for him, we're here. ) Sometimes I think he's more "American" than I am. Part of that though is that I'm a military brat and my views and beliefs and connections are somewhat self-formed from living in many parts of the country and some are steadfastly held onto as a result of those formative years being spent among thousands of US Marines, sometimes in areas that were not too happy to have us there.

I agree, one of the "tricks" to finding Americans in Switzerland is to hang with some, we tend to find each other somehow, whether it's the accent we hear when out or we gravitate toward each other a bit from a forum (this one or another like it).

So, a part I skipped... welcome to the forum.
If you're truly interested in meeting some of us aside from at festivals and such, become truly a part of the forum, as there are quite a few of us actually... and come to the events where we are.

Oh, and, this country festival in Zürich which is more than a month long...? When is it? I'd like to know more about it. Thanks!
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Old 04.06.2011, 19:00
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Of course i have considered that... But im always only for a few weeks in the US, so its kind of hard to get to know some ladies from over there... But i thought maybe through this forum i can get to know some from the US or some that live in CH. At least i got to know some Redneck-Haters here, haha
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lol... I love root beer! I grew up in a town with an A&W that would serve you in your car by hanging a tray on the window.

When a group of my Swedish friends came to visit, they seemed to think it tasted like toothpaste... I would hate to think that Root Beer is the American equivalent to Rivella!

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Root beer is a delicacy compared to the Swedish Julmust! Both taste like toothpaste (well, Julmust like bitter toothpaste), but all this talk of root beer floats takes me back to my childhood and now I want one - with the tray and car service!
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Old 04.06.2011, 19:25
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I do have to say, I've seen many more mullets (on male youth errrr....foreigners) in Zurich than in the US.
I'm curious where these mullets are...
One of these days, I'm going to have to grab my camera and go mullet-hunting.
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Old 04.06.2011, 19:35
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Re: Where are the Americans in Switzerland?

it's fine the boy knows what he likes and well at least he doesn't sit around crying that it's not around but posts on a forum like this and holds his own. good for you. if good ol boy (or gals) mentality is what you're after you have plenty of it all over the u.s, not just in texas and the south but traveling to over 20 states you probably already know that.

i have family in royston georgia and family in st. regis and onchiota new york and i'll say that the upstate new york bunch are clearly more redneck than the georgia folks but not by far (then again that's coming from a city girl).it's actually quite nice to hear someone who likes the u.s so much, especially the folky side of it, even if it isn't as disney-tastic as it seems from the outside.

if you wanna meet some girls in the south let me know when you go next (i'm not even kidding) but i know for a fact the swap meet in royston (don't remember if it's friday or saturday evenings) is a mecca for pick up driving, nacho eating, gun shooting folks looking for someone to love. people are sweet and they move slowly and there is something kinda nice in that but i think that's quite the same with country folk around the world, for sure here in c.h.

and for the root beer option, i've seen rootbeer, cream soda and welch's grape soda in a few of the chinese shops here in lausanne. funny place to find it but it was a lovely discovery.
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Re: Where are the Americans in Switzerland?

Hey Amaraya,
that sounds awesome :-) I'll let you know when i go over again... Thanks for all the kind words... If you ever know someone from over there who needs a travel guide through Switzerland let me know though ;-) Yes... Im right now in the middle of a country recording, i record with a studio in Nashville... So im sure into the folky side of the US...

And the weekens you describe sounds like a lot of fun ;-) Thats exactly what i've experienced when i was in the south for the last time...

Of course i have lots of root beer, a&w cream soda, BEEF JERKY!!! yummmy!!! and more stuff like that.... www.afoodave.ch, great swiss store for American Goods!!!

:-)
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Re: Where are the Americans in Switzerland?

my pleasure. but, i'm afraid if you head out to georgia you gotta get into fatback, one of the reasons i love visiting my family in georgia, grew up on chicharrones from the homeland and they are almost the same disgustingly delicious thing.

anyway, good luck in your recording. i'm gonna put some patsy cline on in honor (the only country i can stomach, sorry ) and finish making my cupcakes...
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Hi everybody,
im 26 years old and from the Zurich Region. Im 100% swiss, born and raised in Zurich.

Now why im writing this message? Ok since a couple of years im totally crazy about the US and the American People. Don't get me wrong, i love Switzerland and i love the Life here, but i also need to travel every year to the US (last travel brought me to the South) because im such a fan of the people, the culture and even the things most Europeans would say: "What the f*** is wrong with these people?". I still want to live in Switzerland, but i want to get more in touch with American people, because even when my plan works out and i can travel to the US every year for about 1-2 months, i still need more US-Spirit around here:-)

Another big thing is COUNTRY Music. I love, love, love country music and i travel around Switzerland and even Europe if i can see US-Country Musicians visiting Europe...

So long story short: I want to get to know Americans that would love to share their time with a crazy Swiss Neocon-Redneck who loves America.

Im not an introverted guy that don't have friends, don't get me wrong, but i haven't got enough US Friends... And all my relationships with women didn't work out that well (i think its because they simply couldn't handle my crazyness about the US).

So please shoot me a message and we can get in touch!!

Im often out, but still i don't meet enough American people, so maybe this is the right way :-)

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