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(The Local)   Hands up. Do you often mistake Sweden for Switzerland?   (thelocal.ch) divider line 48
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2013-11-01 09:14:59 AM
Sweden's the one with the hot chicks.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-11-01 09:15:28 AM
I never mistake Sweden for Swaziland.
 
2013-11-01 09:35:53 AM
Here's a handy guide.

dealbreaker.com

Swiss.

4.bp.blogspot.com

Swedish.
 
2013-11-01 10:01:20 AM
Am I the only one that finds it kinda odd that Sweden and Switzerland are countries whose names have similarities in each of english, spanish, and chinese, but in each case those similarities are nothing like each other?
 
2013-11-01 10:09:28 AM
They're not Swedish, Mac.  They're Norwegian!
 
2013-11-01 10:12:43 AM
I'm neutral on this issue.
 
2013-11-01 10:15:35 AM
Crikey.
 
2013-11-01 10:20:01 AM
They aren't the same country?
 
2013-11-01 10:20:55 AM
Sweden is the one that's communist.
Switzerland is the good one with all the guns.
 
2013-11-01 10:22:50 AM
Residents of Swaziland nod heads in approval
 
2013-11-01 10:23:09 AM
a0.twimg.com
 
2013-11-01 10:26:26 AM
Sweden is a town in Switzerland, right?
 
2013-11-01 10:27:11 AM
Hat and bat sound smiliar. Guess that is why i just smashed a baseball bat on my head.
 
2013-11-01 10:29:53 AM

Nightsweat: I'm neutral on this issue.


I hate these filthy Neutrals, Kif. With enemies you know where they stand but with Neutrals, who knows? It sickens me
 
2013-11-01 10:30:22 AM
Swedish jokes (via the Internet)
There was a fire in the royal library in Stockholm, and the king was utterly depressed because both books were burned and he'd only gotten around to painting in one of them.
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There were these two Swedish twins who looked so incredibly alike, that sometimes they borrowed money from each other without the other really knowing about it.
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The little Swedish kid asked his teacher why the days in the summer were so much longer. The teacher answered, "Oh, that's because the heat makes everything expand."
-- Short Swedish Jokes --
"Dad, I'm pregnant," the daughter said. "Hey, wait a minute. Are you sure it's yours?" the Swedish father responded.
 
2013-11-01 10:30:51 AM

bopis: Hat and bat sound smiliar. Guess that is why i just smashed a baseball bat on my head.


p.twimg.com
 
2013-11-01 10:33:51 AM
Swiss jokes (collected via the Internet)
Q: What does the postcard from a Swiss vacationer say?
A: Having a wonderful time. Where am I?
Posted by

Q: Why did the Swiss secretary cut off her finger?
A: She wanted to write shorthand.

Q: What do you call a Swiss golfer with an IQ of 125?
A: A foursome.

Q: What do you get when you cross a Swiss and a lawyer?
A: Well?there are some things even a Swiss won't do.

Q: What do you call 10 Swiss standing ear to ear?
A: A wind tunnel.
 
Ant
2013-11-01 10:46:14 AM
Swedes: Saab, Volvo, Koenigsegg, lutefisk, meatballs with lingonberry jam, pickled herring
Swiss: Cheese, Ricola, pocket knives, watches, alps, LHC
 
2013-11-01 10:55:08 AM
A swede
3.bp.blogspot.com
A. Swiss
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-11-01 11:00:10 AM
Wait no one has mentioned Ikea yet?  That's what the Swiss are famous for.
 
2013-11-01 11:00:11 AM
Fed up with being mistaken for Switzerland by the Chinese, Swedish authorities have launched a competition in China to tease out humorous ways to keep the two European countries apart.

Wait a second, The Chinese can't tell the difference?
 
2013-11-01 11:01:52 AM
Swiss = chocolate
Swedish = bikini team
 
2013-11-01 11:02:48 AM
I like Swedish chocolate.
 
2013-11-01 11:03:53 AM
"Yah, I am Svedish."
"But you're wearing lederhosen...."


mimg.ugo.com

/hot
 
2013-11-01 11:06:38 AM

Buggar: Wait no one has mentioned Ikea yet?  That's what the Swiss are famous for.


media.npr.org

kitchentalks.com

Because I'm farking *HUNGRY*....that's why!!!!
 
2013-11-01 11:10:53 AM
CSB:
The goalie on our hockey team was from Switzerland.  The Captain of the team kept saying he was Swedish.  Eventually it just became a running gag.  He was one hell of a goalie though.
 
2013-11-01 11:11:49 AM
Both countries border on this country.

www.australiagift.com
 
2013-11-01 11:17:35 AM

Bermuda59: Fed up with being mistaken for Switzerland by the Chinese, Swedish authorities have launched a competition in China to tease out humorous ways to keep the two European countries apart.

Wait a second, The Chinese can't tell the difference?


One is rui-dian (Sweden), the other is rui-shi (Switzerland). Easy to screw up, even for a native speaker, kind of like how English speakers have problems with the 'stans.
 
2013-11-01 11:18:24 AM
No, but Red Green does...
 
2013-11-01 11:30:38 AM
Glad to see the Trading Places scene mentioned here.

But the only reason I remember the difference is Metal music. The Swedes have it. The Swiss? Dunno.

Although, when I saw the bikini model in Eddie Adams from Torrance's post, I thought the Swedish flag was white with a red cross. Oops. That's Swiss.
 
2013-11-01 12:11:23 PM
I think people probably mix them up because they have no idea what they're talking about and have very little sense of geography outside of their home state. They both begin with "sw", it's like saying that Mark and Mahatma are similar sounding names.
 
2013-11-01 12:29:01 PM
They are two different places?
 
2013-11-01 12:30:12 PM

Seth'n'Spectrum: Bermuda59: Fed up with being mistaken for Switzerland by the Chinese, Swedish authorities have launched a competition in China to tease out humorous ways to keep the two European countries apart.

Wait a second, The Chinese can't tell the difference?

One is rui-dian (Sweden), the other is rui-shi (Switzerland). Easy to screw up, even for a native speaker, kind of like how English speakers have problems with the 'stans.



It's an easy mistake to make.
i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-01 12:54:29 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Here's a handy guide.

[dealbreaker.com image 850x850]

Swiss.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x600]

Swedish.


I still can't tell the difference. I'm going to have to see more examples.
 
2013-11-01 01:20:49 PM
WW2: when the germans bomb, the british run for cover.  when the british bomb, the germans run for cover. when the americans bomb, EVERYONE runs for cover.

/and france surrenders.
 
2013-11-01 01:28:57 PM
Sweden is a neutral European country with a cross on its flag, mountains, and is known for winter sports and dairy products. Switzerland is a neutral European country with a cross on its flag, mountains, and is known for winter sports and dairy products.
 
2013-11-01 01:32:49 PM

TheVeryDeadIanMartin: Sweden is a neutral European country with a cross on its flag, mountains, and is known for winter sports and dairy products. Switzerland is a neutral European country with a cross on its flag, mountains, and is known for winter sports and dairy products.


Sure, but which one has the kangaroos?
 
2013-11-01 01:50:46 PM

FloydA: Sure, but which one has the kangaroos?


Neither, that's Austria.
 
2013-11-01 02:49:11 PM

unyon: Am I the only one that finds it kinda odd that Sweden and Switzerland are countries whose names have similarities in each of english, spanish, and chinese, but in each case those similarities are nothing like each other?


And in French and Italian too.
French: Suède, Suisse
Italian: Svezia, Svizzera

It's as odd as a Gin & Tonic and a Jynnan Tonnyx.
 
2013-11-01 04:01:02 PM

Begoggle: Sweden is the one that's communist.
Switzerland is the good one with all the guns.


Sorry dude but wrong, Sweden is a parliamentary democracy.

They do have socialist leanings in their policies but they are NOT communist.
 
2013-11-01 05:30:03 PM
To be honest Switzerland is a tiny African nation.
img.fark.net
 
2013-11-01 06:46:42 PM
No.  I am 1/4 Swede, and my father's family came from Switzerland ;)
 
2013-11-01 06:47:39 PM

TheVeryDeadIanMartin: Sweden is a neutral European country with a cross on its flag, mountains, and is known for winter sports and dairy products. Switzerland is a neutral European country with a cross on its flag, mountains, and is known for winter sports and dairy products.


Exactly. C'mon guys, you could help by making some sort of an effort to be different from each other.
 
2013-11-01 08:05:04 PM

bloatboy: I thought the Swedish flag was white with a red cross.


that's England. Invert for Denmark.
 
2013-11-01 09:26:00 PM
Only when I'm in Vienna, Australia.
 
2013-11-02 09:50:01 AM

bloatboy: Glad to see the Trading Places scene mentioned here.

But the only reason I remember the difference is Metal music. The Swedes have it. The Swiss? Dunno.

Although, when I saw the bikini model in Eddie Adams from Torrance's post, I thought the Swedish flag was white with a red cross. Oops. That's Swiss.


red with white cross... Oops indeed

/don't mix them up
//swede
///lives in Switzerland
 
2013-11-02 11:58:44 AM

Nidiot: TheVeryDeadIanMartin: Sweden is a neutral European country with a cross on its flag, mountains, and is known for winter sports and dairy products. Switzerland is a neutral European country with a cross on its flag, mountains, and is known for winter sports and dairy products.

Exactly. C'mon guys, you could help by making some sort of an effort to be different from each other.


Well, Swedes speak Swedish and most Swiss don't speak Swedish. Does this help ?
 
2013-11-02 02:49:49 PM
Gail Wallens: Author of "Hostage Terrorist, Terrorist Hostage: A Study in Duality." Dr. Hasseldorf, what can we expect in the next few hours?
Dr. Hasseldorf: Well, Gail, by this time the hostages should be going through the early stages of the Helsinki Syndrome.
Harvey Johnson: As in Helsinki, Sweden.
Dr. Hasseldorf: Finland.

/seemed relevent
//also, pics of Swedish and Swiss hotties are relevent
 
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