All posts tagged names

October 27, 2010, 4 Comments

There was a lovely story in the newspaper last week, which proved that not all Swiss are multilingual perfectionists. Two researchers found that in the French version of the Appendix to […]

Rot, Blau, Grün Rivella

10 trivial facts about Switzerland

September 2, 2010, 14 Comments

Last month was trivia month but which was the most popular post? Cuckoo clocks or the Birdie Song? Nestlé or Rivella?

Swiss Watching trivia, No 24: Surnames

August 24, 2010, 1 Comment

[slideshow]  If your surname is Müller (and you’re reading this in Switzerland), then you belong to a not-so exclusive clan: the most common s ...

Wankdorf entrance

What the Swiss get up to when they go to Wankdorf.

March 31, 2010, 4 Comments

It’s my favourite place-name in the whole of Bern. Wankdorf. What a great name for English speakers to laugh about; it’s almost too good to b ...