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Old 02.11.2010, 20:59
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Swissier than the Swiss?

This is a question for native-born Swiss, whether they are resident here or not:

When you hear someone who has acquired Swiss nationality later in life banging on about Switzerland and the rights of "the Swiss" and Swiss culture and how Switzerland is better than anywhere else in the world and so on (sometimes ad nauseam), how do you feel?

Are you proud that they care so much about their adopted country, or do they get on your nerves?

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Old 02.11.2010, 21:02
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Re: Swissier than the Swiss?

As a native Swiss I would like to say: no comment.
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Old 02.11.2010, 21:06
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Re: Swissier than the Swiss?

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This is a question for native-born Swiss, whether they are resident here or not:

When you hear someone who has acquired Swiss nationality later in life banging on about Switzerland and the rights of "the Swiss" and Swiss culture and how Switzerland is better than anywhere else in the world and so on (sometimes ad nauseam), how do you feel?

Are you proud that they care so much about their adopted country, or do they get on your nerves?

Examples welcome.
Gebauchpinselt Sorry there is no translation for it.Let me know when you get yours
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Re: Swissier than the Swiss?

they get on my nerves, because they're not real eidgenossen
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Old 02.11.2010, 21:09
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Re: Swissier than the Swiss?

As someone with no comment I say..oh wait...forget it
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The more the merrier - but Swisser than the Swiss defo gets on my .... nerves.
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Re: Swissier than the Swiss?

Schwizer kann man wärde, Eidgenosse muess mann sii weissch... I couldn't really care less, having three nationalities made me put little value in any of them. Until the World Cup starts at least.
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Old 02.11.2010, 21:13
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Re: Swissier than the Swiss?

As a native-born Swiss-French I'm glad that that person appreciate my Country.

I would probably do the same if I had acquired the British Nationality
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Re: Swissier than the Swiss?

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Re: Swissier than the Swiss?

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Ahem... translations, please! (Even a rough idea of what it means is OK.)
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Re: Swissier than the Swiss?

A friend of mine ,when his parent came over for a visit to Canada .On the way from the airport to his place ,they pointing to things and telling him how much better it is in Switzerland.Half way , he turned around and brought theme back to the airport and left them there. hahahah But my wife ,which is from Belfast ,with swiss citizenship KNOWS every ting from and in Switzerland is better then everywhere ells.I taught her every thing course
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"proper Swiss"

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Ahem... translations, please! (Even a rough idea of what it means is OK.)
Gebauchpinselt = chuffed to bits.

Eidgenossen = proper Swiss, not one of these Hans-Ueli-come-lately types.

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Re: Swissier than the Swiss?

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This is a question for native-born Swiss, whether they are resident here or not:

When you hear someone who has acquired Swiss nationality later in life banging on about Switzerland and the rights of "the Swiss" and Swiss culture and how Switzerland is better than anywhere else in the world and so on (sometimes ad nauseam), how do you feel?

Are you proud that they care so much about their adopted country, or do they get on your nerves?

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Re: Swissier than the Swiss?

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Eidgenossen = proper Swiss, not one of these Hans-Ueli-come-lately types.

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Ahem... translations, please! (Even a rough idea of what it means is OK.)
"Eidgenossen" is a term that refers to people taking an oath together. In Switzerland it stands for the oath pledged on the Rütli in 1291, the foundation of Switzerland.

Right winged extremists here have the slogan "you might have become "Swiss", but you can only be born an Eidgenoss"...

On a related note: I do not see why this discussion is limited to Switzerland - I have met people immigrating to pretty much any country trying to out-assimilate the locals... the first one who came to my mind was "Dashan" - more Chinese than the Chinese (TM):
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Gebauchpinselt is "exceedingly flattered" and "Eidgenossen" are citizens of the Confederation (Confederates if you prefer this term )
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Confederates if you prefer this term
Yeah - this translation matches the countless times I thought "Welcome to Dixie"...
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Re: Swissier than the Swiss?

Is there any resentment felt towards those who wait until they are too old to serve in the army before applying for, or acquiring citizenship?
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