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RE: swiss-list: Swiss expression

From: Patrick Serex <click for textversion of email address >
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 13:26:31 -0800
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Beautiful !

Being a Swiss French, "far away" from the Swiss-German, I can add
that we can hear that one often too in Geneva..
Well, I also have to say that I have Swiss German ancestors..

..but, I had to be in California reading my e-mails to learn the right
writing of the expression !

Best regards to all of you,
Woodside, CA

> -----Original Message-----
> From: swiss-list-admin_at_swiss-list.com
> [mailto:swiss-list-admin_at_swiss-list.com]On Behalf Of Chris Cavigioli
> Sent: Friday, February 06, 2004 6:28 AM
> To: swiss-list_at_swiss-list.com
> Subject: Re: swiss-list: Swiss expression
> Hoi Zaeme!
> I've had to laugh reading this thread. I grew up in USA with my
> Swiss mom often saying this, although she spoke it out more like
> "Gopp-fried Stutz na-mal!" and as little kids we liked to imitate
> her. When we moved to Buelach, Switzerland while I was in the 6th
> grade, we suddenly discovered that this is a common Swiss phrase
> which basically means: "darn it!"
> I had to laugh when I read about the 1 CHF promotion. Great
> marketing! It's one of those real funny Swiss-only inside jokes that
> are hard to translate to non-Swiss.
> Well, I'd be happy to learn more about the etymology of this
> term. If anyone else has solid facts, please share...
> interesting links:
> http://www.wer-weiss-was.de/theme197/article740659.html (another
> such discussion)
> http://www.gopfried-stutz.ch/
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Dona Mommsen
> To: swiss-list_at_swiss-list.com
> Cc: Dan Barrowman
> Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 2:03 PM
> Subject: Re: swiss-list: Swiss expression
> Hi,
> in addition to the previous comments: 'Stutz' is also used as a term
> for money, in particular the 1 Swiss franc coin - comparable to the
> term 'bucks' / '1 buck' for dollars. Therefore a Swiss newspaper also
> had a promotion called 'Gottfried Stutz' (I'm not sure if they used an
> alternative spelling) when they sold their paper for 1 CHF.
> Dona

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