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Enjoyed Athleticum? Then You'll LOVE these Swiss Place Names!



It was the trending topic on Twitter during the Switzerland-England match on Monday:

We've since learnt that Athleticum is a sports clothing store. Phew. But while we're in Switzerland, let's have a look around:

It's an old one, yes. But don't you just love it?

Der Verkehr staut sich auf der Autobahnabzweigung  A1-A6 Richtung Westen am Sonntag 29. August 2010 in Bern. Infolge Bauarbeiten musste an diesem Wochenende der Abschnitt A6 im Wankdorf gesperrt werden und der Verkehr Richtung Thun-Berner Oberland ueber die A1 via Felsenauviadukt umgeleitet werden.(KEYSTONE/Peter Schneider)

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And yes, this is the home side that plays at Wankdorf stadium:

Fredy Bickel, Sportchef von YB, spricht waehrend einer Medienkonferenz vor Saisonbeginn zu den anwesenden Journalisten, am Dienstag, 9. Juli 2013 in Bern. (KEYSTONE/Peter Klaunzer)

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«Young Boys Lose It at Wankdorf» – you bet that headline exists!

Wankdorf Stadium has since been renamed Stade de Suisse. Boo.

Meanwhile 90 Miles to the East ...

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We're not quite sure what, technically, the act of «tossfucking» entails, but it undoubtedly makes for a powerful slogan.

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Heading for the mountains? To glamourous St.Moritz, maybe? Then you'll be passing through ...

Cunter GR da lacht der brite

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It's all the fault of Romansh, Switzerland's 4th (!) national language (the other three being German, French and Italian), which is spoken by all of 35'000 mountain dwellers and a number of goats (probably) from the canton of Grisons and features words such as ...

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... or ...

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... as well as the odd surname, too:

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Speaking of names, Willy here is a water engineer. But of course he is.

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This is a road in Zurich. Say it out loud.

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Another fine example of hillbilly nomenclature, this time from the Valais ...

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... and from the Berne region:

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This chap installs showers:

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A plumber who wants to give you an idea of his skill and workmanship:

This floorer is just down the road from our offices ...

Ass Keramik da lacht der Engländer

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... and should anything need cleaning (Reinigung), this company offers typically pristine levels of Swiss cleanliness, ...

... although, as a grown-up, you shouldn't really need help. 

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This bus is run by Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi, the Regional Bus and Rail Company of the canton of Ticino:

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It's the «daily hit», not the «day sh ...»

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... oh well.

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OK, we've had a laugh. But maybe let's just remember that the Swiss and the Germans simply love Fart Tone Lake:

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