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This must be THE Swiss saying by excellence!

I love the remark made by the President of the Swiss Confederation on 16th April. In French, it was: "Il faut agir aussi vite que possible, mais aussi lentement que nécessaire". Not quite sure how it would translate in Swiss German, but in English, roughly as "We must act as quickly as possible, but also as slowly as necessary".


Apparently, t.shirts with this quote are already selling like hotcakes!
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Re: This must be THE Swiss saying by excellence!

I'd say "wir müssen so schnell wie möglich, aber so langsam wie nötig handeln"
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Old 21.04.2020, 02:12
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Re: This must be THE Swiss saying by excellence!

So we have to do it the Bernese way: Nume nid gsprängt, aber gäng e chli hü!



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Re: This must be THE Swiss saying by excellence!

I thought Ms. Sommaruga was the president. They change so frequently I'm always aware of the last one
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He is getting so much stick for saying that, and yet - I think it says exactly hw it has to happen- makes total sense to me.
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Old 21.04.2020, 11:17
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Re: This must be THE Swiss saying by excellence!

I understand now the t-shirt https://bytheway.studio/product/t-sh...ue-necessaire/
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Re: This must be THE Swiss saying by excellence!

I'm sure I've heard this before somewhere, a similar version at least? Ring any bells with anyone?
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Old 21.04.2020, 17:28
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I'm sure I've heard this before somewhere, a similar version at least? Ring any bells with anyone?
It was already a saying when I first visited Switzerland in the 1980s. I think at the time it was more along the lines of "nicht so schnell wie möglich aber so rasch wie nötig" which strictly speaking isn't the same thing but would clearly be the origin. In the 1990s I recall it being said at business meetings quite a lot (sometimes with an imitation Bern ultra-slow drool, presumably in mockery of crusty and inflexible government employees) ...

The people being mocked were often also called Bedenkenträger.
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Drawl?
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Re: This must be THE Swiss saying by excellence!

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He is getting so much stick for saying that, and yet - I think it says exactly hw it has to happen- makes total sense to me.
Why would he get stick for saying that? It makes perfect sense to me.

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Drawl?
yes, drawl.

What an apooling typo.
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Old 21.04.2020, 17:36
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Re: This must be THE Swiss saying by excellence!

Drool ain't the worst think that can happen when speaking too slowly.

But I guess masks are very antidrool.
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Re: This must be THE Swiss saying by excellence!

Ordered the T-shirt after your thread - arrived yesterday.
As well as a message saying that they are sold out. They sold 20’336 t-shirts (!) and collected CHF 179’000 for the Glückskette/Chaîne du Bonheur (Swiss charity).
So a great success
Thanks for the tread!
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Re: This must be THE Swiss saying by excellence!

Alain Berset latest proposal of T-shirt:



"Everyone will meet with the virus in the end, it's their choice if they want to meet it in the form of a vaccine or in life".
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Alain Berset latest proposal of T-shirt:

"Everyone will meet with the virus in the end, it's their choice if they want to meet it in the form of a vaccine or in life".
Is the original quote in German or French? Looking for it but still no success :/
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Is the original quote in German or French? Looking for it but still no success :/
I went through the press conference for you: It was in French.

Edit: After listening to it all, life is getting a lot more complicated. I tend to feel lock-down was easier

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