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I would say they are few and far between. - They are still Swiss however.
Yes some of them are "paper Swiss" as some say, but others simply may have lived a completely different lifestyle growing up in comparison to the majority of Swiss people (such as growing up oversees, going to n English school, having only English speaking friends etc ...), and as a result are not fluent in a national Swiss language.

This does not mean that they "dilute the pure indigenous culture" - HA!
I was born and bred here and Swiss, of Swiss parents and grand-parents, etc, etc- and later lived in the UK for near on 40 years. I can assure you I never forgot my Romand, nor my school learnt German or Italian... nor my culture. My OH is South-African born British and recently naturalised Swiss, and his French is excellent and he has better knowledge of Swiss History and culture than the majority in our village- I can assure you (and much loved and respected by all around here).

EAB- why are you on an expat Forum is you are so against expats then? What is your rationale for being here?
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. . . Seriously, what do you expect? A pat on the back?!
That would be an EX-pat on the back.
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I only expected that foreigners have some respect for the people who they are guests to ... but I can see this is not the case with the majority of foreigners on this thread - and I hope that that majority are working at jobs which in the next few years can be taken over by Swiss people! - That will free you all up to go back to your countries where you don't have to deal with the "racist", "ignorant" Swiss!
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Of course they do! I bet most of the Albanians in our village are more Swiss than some overprivileged globetrotter who has more in common with Jeremy from Hertfordshire and Tamara from Melbourne than he has with Hans-Ueli and Vreneli from up the Büelen.
Funny you should mention Albanians ... I think we got a few around here as well. They might speak better German than me, but they do not mingle with other Swiss people. They only, and I mean ONLY, mingle with their own.

We live close by where there are many "non-Swiss-Swiss" ... and they really mingle with each other. Some of them, especially those from Western European countries, do mingle with Swiss locals - but the majority of those from non-Western-European nations do not. It's pretty obvious.

Maybe where you live it's the opposite...
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I don't believe one second that you are Swiss raised. Hope you're having fun here, we kind of enjoy you. Don't leave us. Love dear. You're the best.
speak for yourself...
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To piss us off, us muggles
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speak for yourself...
You want me to say that I am the best? I know that, no need to say it. Don't get it.
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Maybe where you live it's the opposite...
Indeed. I'd invite you up here to find out for yourself, but you'd be buggered if you didn't speak German.

(Probably literally...)
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Re: Masseneinwanderung Stoppen [initiative to limit immigration]

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Next they should introduce language tests for returning Swiss citizens. What kind of a Swiss can't even read his own "native" language?

These types of ersatz-Swiss merely dilute the pure indigenous culture with their funny accents and strange ways (not to mention their FOREIGN spouses)!
About "What kind of a Swiss can't even read his own "native" language?" You mean the language that has no written version? Ah irony! OK, I support your post; they should all be banned....
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Re: Masseneinwanderung Stoppen [initiative to limit immigration]

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I was born and bred here and Swiss, of Swiss parents and grand-parents, etc, etc- and later lived in the UK for near on 40 years. I can assure you I never forgot my Romand, nor my school learnt German or Italian... nor my culture. My OH is South-African born British and recently naturalised Swiss, and his French is excellent and he has better knowledge of Swiss History and culture than the majority around here- I can assure you.

EAB- why are you on an expat Forum is you are so against expats then? What is your rationale for being here?
There is no question in my mind that you are Swiss - regardless of your language skills.

Honestly, at first when I registered here I thought there would be more Swiss on here than there seems to be ... and also, as I said before, I was not prepared for the anti-Swiss tone that I have seen all over this forum. People who are not forced to live here complaining about the Swiss constantly!! That is what made me stick around - Ha! Not the initial reason I registered ... but there you have it.
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Because it's not an expat forum. It's for English speakers living in (or connected with) Switzerland.
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People who are not forced to live here complaining about the Swiss constantly!!
Perhaps if we were given a forum to voice our feelings.... I dunno, something like a polling station
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Because it's not an expat forum. It's for English speakers living in (or connected with) Switzerland.
Thanks - I was going to say "I didn't know this was an expat forum" .... but thought that would get me even more Groans ...
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I'm not an expat.
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I only expected that foreigners have some respect for the people who they are guests to ... but I can see this is not the case with the majority of foreigners on this thread - and I hope that that majority are working at jobs which in the next few years can be taken over by Swiss people! - That will free you all up to go back to your countries where you don't have to deal with the "racist", "ignorant" Swiss!
obacht...oder freuesch di uf nume schwiizer arbeiter uf jede baustelle, eigentlich???

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Well, you're not a pat.
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Indeed. I'd invite you up here to find out for yourself, but you'd be buggered if you didn't speak German.

(Probably literally...)
It is OK I look forward to the trip, I will bring my chastity belt.
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Of course not, you are the King whose kingdom doesn't know it has a King.
The vote in Glarus wasn't against you personally.
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obacht...oder freuesch di uf nume schwiizer arbeiter uf jede baustelle, eigentlich???

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