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Old 06.07.2011, 10:23
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Re: New Official «Welcome to Switzerland» Brochure

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Wolli can correct me on this, but "merci" might not necessarily be a mistake for someone speaking Swiss-German. Isn't "merci" or "merci velmal (?)" also used by German speakers in Switzerland?
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Absolutely, just like "äxgüsi" (= "excusez") and many others.
I love it to see stereotypes confirmed.
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Old 06.07.2011, 11:38
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Re: New Official «Welcome to Switzerland» Brochure

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Wolli can correct me on this, but "merci" might not necessarily be a mistake for someone speaking Swiss-German. Isn't "merci" or "merci velmal (?)" also used by German speakers in Switzerland?
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Absolutely, just like "äxgüsi" (= "excusez") and many others.
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I love it to see stereotypes confirmed.
Sorry. Instead of "German speakers in Switzerland", I should have wrote "German speaking Swiss." I just realized one is not the same as the other.
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Sorry. Instead of "German speakers in Switzerland", I should have wrote "German speaking Swiss." I just realized one is not the same as the other.
That wasn't the point at all. The point is that many, especially Brits, on EF say that Americans and Swiss have a hard time getting irony... you know, like Deep Purple's post for example...
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Well, you are the odd one then

If you mean by "portion" the SVP lot I actually don't agree - They surely do, but even mild mannered Swiss who are very open to foreigners, say Bertrand or Simon think that nationality is something terribly important:
suggestion : country name [to be noted on every post]?
I think, this would be nonsense. Not all the contributions have their idea from the predominant of your nationalities. and many contributions do not have anything to do with the nationality of the poster
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Old 06.07.2011, 21:03
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Some of the train conductors that I have encountered seem unsure which language they are speaking. On more than one occasion I have been aske for my ticket in German/Swiss German. When producing an English 'Swiss Pass' I have been thanked with "merci"
Why not !? "Merci" is both German and French
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Absolutely, just like "äxgüsi" (= "excusez") and many others.
Sure, in Zürich you go along on the
Trottoir (German)
and see how a soldier fixes his
Ceinturon (German)
and says
äxgusi (German)
to a passer by, and watches somebody coming along with a
Velo (German)
and somebody says
Adieu (German) to somebody else
and they for lunch may eat
Cervelat, Entrecôte, Omelette ( all German again)
or order "Schpaghetti" (German again)
and go shopping in MIGROS (German again)
and some may use an "Auto" (German again) for this
and somebody may conclude that you have
"ä Chance" (German) "das Ganze i dä Balance z'halte" (German)
and people in Zch-HB will be in the "Shopville" (German)
and some people will have a "netti Frisur" (German)


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Re: New Official «Welcome to Switzerland» Brochure

"Having contact with your new neighbours [...] is a personal enrichment" - made me think of the "angry swiss dude"
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