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Trailing Wife's Blog

I've just been reading this lady's blog about life in Switzerland. It's hilarious. Well worth a look and a chuckle. I'm sure many will relate.

Well done!
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Old 07.03.2010, 17:51
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Oops, sorry! Thanks Velocolo.
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Oops, sorry! Thanks Velocolo.
No worries. I came across it a few days ago - and it is entertaining - regardless if one is the trailing spouse, or not.

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Y'all, that's my blog! I'm glad you like it.
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Y'all, that's my blog! I'm glad you like it.
A friend told me about your blog about a month ago & I've really enjoyed it. You've got a great prespective - thanks for sharing!
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Really enjoy reading your blog. very funny, and could definitely relate!
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Re: Trailing Wife's Blog

Sorry to revive an old thread, but I'm late to discover the English Forum and Trailing Wife's blog - OMG I haven't laughed so much in a long time - thanks TW for a GREAT, funny and insightful blog. I check nearly every day for new updates, so please ... get writing!
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Really enjoy reading your blog. very funny, and could definitely relate!
Amazing how we all perceive things differently!
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I check nearly every day for new updates, so please ... get writing!
Yeah..I am waiting for that update on the sewing machine which was to be shipped all the way back to the US and taken to the store.
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Y'all, that's my blog! I'm glad you like it.
Excellent! I enjoyed reading it, thanks. I try reading some blogs and then find my eyes skimming down because somehow my attention gets lost. But yours kept me reading ... and enjoying. You have excellent style! Thanks again, and keep writing!
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Old 15.05.2011, 16:10
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Y'all, that's my blog! I'm glad you like it.
Loving it so far. The Jason Bourne references were quite funny. Sorry you had a poor time in Tel Aviv, Israel is definitely one of the places we want to visit while we are here.
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It's a super blog and I enjoyed reading it too.
The Spouse is a talented writer.
I'm more critical though because it's a little too American, too one-sided.
This is a quite natural approach to have as an expat, but with time.... doesn't the European "mélange de cultures" rub off a little and paint its pretty diversity ?
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Old 15.05.2011, 19:38
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Thank you Mrs Big for your hilarious recounting of your "normal" life here. I had the earlier impression you were living in Geneva, did you move?
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Re: Trailing Wife's Blog

I suppose that's what's nice about a well-written and funny book/blog, each reader finds his own colors and responds to it with personal experience and feeling.
Having been here all my life, I can't perhaps relate in the same way, but can appreciate the difference of opinion.
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Definitely not a "Nickel and Dimed" perspective, though. Reminds me of upscale NY Times writing.
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Definitely not a "Nickel and Dimed" perspective, though. Reminds me of upscale NY Times writing.
Oh yes, nothing says "upscale New York" like the over-usage of "y'all"...
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I think the longer I'm here, the tighter I hold onto using "ya'll"... after all, the Swiss German folks have their own version of that word anyhow, ain't that right, "euch"?
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I think the longer I'm here, the tighter I hold onto using "ya'll"... after all, the Swiss German folks have their own version of that word anyhow, ain't that right, "euch"?

Ehem..

"euch" is high-German. The counterpart you're loking for is "eui" (for züri at least), though I think the feel would be better attributed to "zäme" (zusammen in German), though neither are really used with the same frequency or tone as "y'all"...

Eitherway, I understand hanging onto the quirks of dialects that make the language your own, especially when surrounded by non-native speakers.

But, the response was to this being compared to "upscale NY writing"... my own opinion of the quality of the writing aside, this is in no way NY anything; it's about as deep south as you can get in every way (aside from the fact that it's not actually about the deep south).


Edit: I just got the NY confusion... it's a cheap attempt to emulate "sex and the city" by using "Mr. Big" to refer to her husband... or so I'm told. I can call myself Mr. Goldstein... does that make me a German-Jewish banker?
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