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When it comes to socks, one is more likely to find a French or Swiss man wearing a smelly pair than a German or a Brit.

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Re: Smelly socks most pungent among Swiss and French men

This is why I dumped my francophone Swiss boyfriend. Stinky socks. Thanks for the informative news information.
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Re: Smelly socks most pungent among Swiss and French men

Any chance of getting "The Local" banned for trolling on his own website?
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Re: Smelly socks most pungent among Swiss and French men

Sweaty socks stink?

Are there Cockneys in Sweden?

That's a whole nation offended.

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When it comes to socks, one is more likely to find a French or Swiss man wearing a smelly pair than a German or a Brit.

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Now that's what I call a scientific breakthrough. There ought to be a Nobel Prize in Podeiology.
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Re: Smelly socks most pungent among Swiss and French men

Funny, cos German's socks don't smell. (Maybe it is due to the consumption of cheese?)
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Re: Smelly socks most pungent among Swiss and French men

It seems some would thank The Local for any form of Swiss bashing.
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When it comes to socks, one is more likely to find a French or Swiss man wearing a smelly pair than a German or a Brit.

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Because white cotton socks are washed hot.
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Re: Smelly socks most pungent among Swiss and French men

Have they not heard of foot powder?
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Re: Smelly socks most pungent among Swiss and French men

This entire thread feels so....off topic

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This entire thread feels so....off topic

Well, doesn't that stink? (groan)
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Re: Smelly socks most pungent among Swiss and French men

Changing socks DAILY is an absolute MUST!!!!!!!
Same socks - yugh!
No wonder nail fungus is SO prevalent!

Maybe the Germans socks dont smell so bad because they mostly wear sandals with their socks?..... letting some air in...?
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Re: Smelly socks most pungent among Swiss and French men

It's not just swiss men! My girlfriends feet can kill (and her sisters too!)
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Re: Smelly socks most pungent among Swiss and French men

Smelly feet is not a laughing matter!

It`s bacteria that causes the smell. And bacteria/fungus thrives in dark humid warm conditions.

Dry feet would never smell.

Even changing shoes is important. Alternate shoes ..... letting each pair have at least a day to "dry out" .... preferably spraying the insides with an anti-bacterial spray beforehand, or wiping out with a disinfectant.

Those thickening toe-nails need to be treated too, before you end up in old age with malformed toenails and have difficulty walking!

In the "olden" days, airline stewards were not allowed to wear deoderant underarm sprays (no perfumes allowed - might upset the passengers) ... and their instructions were to scrub their armpits with a nailbrush and disinfectant soap! It worked! Same applies to feet! (and keep them dry)
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Re: Smelly socks most pungent among Swiss and French men

Like a lot of people, I had the impression that all French stink and wear too much cologne to cover it up. Not true I find. My French guy not only changes his socks more than I do - he even IRONS them!!

The Germans may have sweet-smelling feet but they have the stinkiest armpits I've ever had the pleasure of encountering

By the way, the article in NO WAY mentions that the French and Swiss have the smelliest feet. Just that they change their socks less frequently......what if Germans and Brits have smellier feet thus making it necessary to change frequently.....hmm???
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Re: Smelly socks most pungent among Swiss and French men

Swiss OH shoes smell BAD, nearly died one morning when I walked out of the apartment (he keeps them outside our apartment door).

God knows what the neighbours think

Needless to say, the shoes now live in the garden and I secretly plan to wash them when he is not looking
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Re: Smelly socks most pungent among Swiss and French men

The article says:
"The frequency of changing socks may be related to the number of pairs owned.
German men were found to be the biggest sock owners, with 24 pairs on average each. Austrians came just after with 23 pairs, followed by the Swiss with 22 pairs.
Frenchmen own the least pairs -- just 17 on average each, the survey said, adding that it could explain why they kept their socks on for a longer time than other nationalities."


Sounds like they have cause and effect mixed up. Doesn't it make more sense that the French buy fewer pairs of socks because they change them less frequently?
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Re: Smelly socks most pungent among Swiss and French men

Or that they are just doing the laundry more often so don't need as many socks...?

Gotta love journalists jumping to conclusions
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Or that they are just doing the laundry more often so don't need as many socks...?
It's because the French can do laundry on Sundays
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when it comes to socks, one is more likely to find a french or swiss man wearing a smelly pair than a german or a brit

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