The Swiss have a healthy culture of debate and discourse. After all, listening to the various points of view is the foundation of a direct democracy. But despite their inherent openness to bring everything to the table, there are some things you'll never hear a Swiss person say...
"Austria has great skiing."
"The EU is such a great idea, let's join it right away."
"I really appreciate it when foreigners correct my English grammar."
"Swiss German sounds ugly."
"The Röstigraben does not exist."
"And Heidi is just a figment of imagination."
"Sure, I'll pop by tomorrow."
"For the fun of it, let's invite some strangers to our party."
"I visit Jungfraujoch every year."
"And I always stock some Jungfrau air at home."
"I feel sorry for the cows that have to wear those noisy bells around their necks."
"I'd like to vote on more referendums."
"I pay someone to clean my house."
"I prefer German sourdough bread over Swiss bread."
"Insurance for my toaster? I don't need it."
"I never carry cash."
"And I'm sorry, but what's your name again?"
Here are even more things you'll never hear a Swiss person say.
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