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26 Things Only People Who Grew Up Swiss Will Understand

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1. This is probably the worst.

2. Seriously. When you say to someone that you're from Switzerland, they immediately picture this:

3. THIS!!!!!!!

4. It always takes an hour to explain this.

5. And dodging language questions like this is a common sport for you.

6. Talking about education with anyone from anywhere else is like speaking another language.

7. There are some things we aren't sure if we should be proud of or not:

8. Growing up, Pingu was a monumental part of each day.

9. "Neighbor" is a loose term.

10. Schmutzli is scarier than the Boogeyman.

11. Literally just reading someone's writing is a struggle.*

*Only applies for Swiss-German dialects.
Twitter: @stylinsonslwt

*Only applies for Swiss-German dialects.

12. When you teach someone a new word, they always end up butchering it.

13. There's a broad assumption about our love for Rivella.

But everyone does drink Rivella, just not exclusively.
Twitter: @sarah_almightyx

But everyone does drink Rivella, just not exclusively.

14. Some things are sacred.

One does not simply pour milk into a bowl of muesli.
Twitter: @tokendeadfriend

One does not simply pour milk into a bowl of muesli.

15. I see moo.

#growingupswiss having cows in your damn front yard

16. We know what's important.

#GrowingUpSwiss being raised in a country where it's totally normal to have this in every grocery stores/gas station

17. People are shocked that your life isn't exactly like this:

18. This.

They're basically the swiss version of Walmart and Target.
Twitter: @yannberg

They're basically the swiss version of Walmart and Target.

19. In France they had mangas. We had this.

20. Swiss precision.

#GrowingUpSwiss being annoyed when a train or bus is 2 minutes late

21. Yes, this is hard to explain.

22. This disheartening challenge.

23. You're the No. 1 chocolate hero on holiday.

24. All. Day. Long.

25. Swiss people = cheese lovers.

26. And this:

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