All posts tagged Swinglish

July 1, 2014, 22 Comments

Switzerland has four national languages but a fifth is becoming more and more obvious: English.

Car space

When is a car not a car?

May 18, 2012, 20 Comments

When is a car not a car? When it’s in Switzerland, of course, where it’s something else completely.

Four little films about Swissness

June 15, 2011, 5 Comments

[youtube=] For the past few weeks I’ve been making little video podcasts about Swissness. The very fir ...

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An introduction to Swinglish

July 16, 2010, 11 Comments

In my beginner’s guide to Swissness, I suggested that learning Swinglish was one way to become more Swiss, so here’s a guide to the first ...

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    A beginner’s guide to Swissness
    June 4, 2010, 36 Comments

    It’s the opening round of Family Fortunes (or 5Gegen5 if you’re reading this in Switzerland). The host says, “We asked 100 people to name something associated with Switzerland.” Easy.