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Unfortunate Swiss names

OK, you’ve all heard of the village of Fucking in Austria; the mountain of Wank in Germany or the very well known Ville de Condom in France, all three of which suffer from pranksters stealing their city signs on the motorway as soon as they put another up. Can dowdy, demure Switzerland compete with the […]

Swiss Romansch

Scoul Engandin Grisailles

As if Switzerland isn’t peculiar enough, it has a corner  – or rather several scattered ones  – where Romansch, its fourth official language is spoken.  These corners tend to be where Italian meets German meets Frenchand that’s what the language looks like: a mixture between the three with a Latin-based vocabulary but with a German […]