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English becomes a dirty word in Neuchâtel

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by Malcolm Curtis|The Local, Switzerland|January 18, 2013 The government of the French-speaking canton of Neuchâtel wants merchants to stop using the English word “sale” for their annual price reduction campaigns. The word is commonly used in Neuchâtel stores, instead of … Continue reading

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Swiss French: ‘Same dish but different spices’

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by Malcolm Curtis | The Local, Switzerland | June 15, 2012 To an Anglophone, the French spoken in Switzerland may sound much like that used in France, but don’t say that to a Parisian. Upon alighting at the Gare Cornavin, … Continue reading

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