My husband provided to live v a Swiss guy, and he provided it together a noun every the time. That does sound odd, however apparently it’s perfect correct.

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There is a word in English for a Swiss person, a Switzer,; although friend won’t see it used lot now, it is in the OED.


My knowledge is the “a Swiss” is correct, although i haven’t heard it.

At one place I walk to college there was a girl from Switzerland. She was, inevitably, called “Swiss Miss”.


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friedo:

I’ve never encountered “Swiss” together a noun, only an adjective. Do civilization really to speak “a Swiss?”

Sure lock do. You must have actually heard it. Anyone has.

Q: exactly how do you do a swiss roll?A: push him down a hill.


Lucky.

It’s a beautiful nation with fairly little country unrest and couple of social ills, and also being in central Europe you have the right to reach a dozen interesting and different areas with a couple of hours travel. Excellent railroads and, IIRC, all power is nonpolluting hydroelectric.


Lucky.

It’s a beautiful country with relatively little ethnic unrest and few social ills, and being in central Europe you have the right to reach a dozen interesting and different locations with a pair of hrs travel. Wonderful railroads and, IIRC, all strength is nonpolluting hydroelectric.

“Like the fella says, in Italy because that 30 years under the Borgias they had actually warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they created Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had actually 500 year of democracy and also peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”

Harry Lime in The 3rd Man


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aldiboronti:

“Like the fella says, in Italy because that 30 year under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and also bloodshed, however they created Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and also the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and also peace, and what did the produce? The cuckoo clock.”

Harry Lime in The 3rd Man

Not even that: the cuckoo clock is from the black Forest, in Germany.

But the Swiss execute make great (non cuckoo-) clocks and and watches.


Wasn’t Vienna in Switzerland in ~ one time? Seems prefer Vienna’s responsible for more than little sausages.

And come the OP: A human being from Switzerland is referred to as “a foreigner.”


I don’t think Vienna was ever a component of the Swiss Federation, although it was the congress of Vienna in 1815 that re-established Swiss independence.


Why single out Switzerland? those a human being from England called? China?

Little-known fact: All the these people are called “Swiss”.

Oh, wait. For a minute I believed we to be in the “Lie come Me” thread.


Wasn’t Vienna in Switzerland in ~ one time?

No.

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Swiss is the exactly term because that a swiss person: in German Schweitzer, in french Suisse, in Italian Svizzero.