Sunday, May 10, 2009

More on the language business

Get this:  When people walk into a conversation here, they actually ask what language to speak  Deustch? Francais? English? and transition accordingly.  You can't tell me that's not awesome.  Us silly Americans.  Alas, Mandarin is little utilized here.

I had the special Swiss sausage, Servalas.  Apparently it's made from the intestine of special Argentinian kind of livestock.  Switzerland recently joined the Schegen states (like the EU but not), which ban this kind of import, so there has been a lot of hullabaloo about how to continue authentic production of the sausage.  It didn't really have such a distinctive taste in my opinion, but sausages are generally tasty anyway.  I love how hullabaloo is not listed as a spelling error.

Sidenote:  30% of Zurich residents are expats.

1 comment:

e said...

ali! glad to see you've made it over here ok:)sounds like you're having a good time....not much like india huh? hehe, miss ya. hope you have a grand old time and see you back in mn!