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7 Intellectual Mind Blowing Facts About Switzerland

Home to the Geneva Convention, tasty chocolate and the very well guarded Swiss Bank. There are a few things most people don’t know about Switzerland, so… 183 more words


Schweizer Deutsch



My philological studies have satisfied me that a gifted person ought to learn English

(barring spelling and pronouncing) in thirty hours, French in thirty days, and German in thirty years. 1,065 more words

Swiss German

Sympathy for the dialect

Every nation has its faux pas – things that you shouldn´t talk about or joke about…EVER.

For example, don´t call a New Zealander “an envious Aussie”, or a Canadian “a wannabe American”, unless you… 758 more words

Canada Slim

Noun Roulette: The High Stakes Game of Speaking a Foreign Language when it Counts

“Hallo! Hair Live! Kann ich Ihnen helfen?”

That sentence strikes fear into my heart. It’s rattled off at breakneck speed and the words fly like bullets. 761 more words

The Swiss Family Carlson

More from Zurich

I tried to write this post a few days ago but WordPress lost it and I couldn’t be bothered to type it all out again… 617 more words


The Swiss Media Monopoly & The Tamedia Takeover

I confess that I don’t read Swiss news from national Swiss news outlets as often as I should. I have the Tribune de Genève and… 732 more words