No, I'm not.... but I often use this word when describing Switzerland in a condensed or abbreviated form.
The word "Gay", in this sense, isn't used with any of the traditional ties to sexual preference, homosexual slandering, or even the previous connection to a euphoric emotional state.
I use the word Gay in a more neo-classic/ contemporary-colloquial tense, ie:
ex - man who shaves his body hair
re - "dude... that's gay"
ex - man with purse
re - "dude... that looks gay"
ex - any language that ends all words with "li"
re - "dude... that sounds gay"
ex - parking attendant who gives you a ticket for 2.75 minutes over the meter
re - "dude... you are f#@king gay"
ex - person who tucks their undershirt into their underwear
re - "dude... that is gay"
...and I think you get the idea.
Most of the other horrible things I could have said after 2 years in Switzerland have already been beaten to death here, so I thought I would try a fresh angle. Coming from Southern California, and having lived in many foreign countries over the past 12 years, I moved to CH without any prejudices or preconceptions. I had never visited a forum like this, nor had I spent any previous extended amounts of time in CH to develop sour tastes or spoiled dreams.
I consider myself a very well-rounded person, culturally, emotionally, socially, scholastically, etc, etc, etc.... and I've never "disliked" a country, culture, or people in any of my travels or life experiences.
Switzerland, with all of its nuances and idiosyncrasies... is a horrible place. I patiently count-down the days until my working contract here is completed.
I would like to type this one more time... like a freedom for my fingers and an outlet for my mind:
"Switzerland is a Horrible Place".dougan 25 Jul 2008, 09:34 - Verstoß melden
- Visit the streetparade
- my own pinion
- i'm sorry about that
- Do what Swiss people do
- Switzerland is boring
- what's up
- then come to Malaysia...
- Switerland and the Swiss very Boring !!!!! Please discuss ....
- Zurich is so boring
- switzerland BORING !
- Zurich is the most boring city in the world, and I have been to MANY cities!
- switzerland or not? to be or not to be
- the outsider's view from the inside -- still boring
- Switzerland is great !! Zurich is great !!
- Italians in Zürich
- just an opinion
- check out www.glocals.com, Switzerland's largest community of expats
- expat all the way
- Join the fun!!
- Switzerland is boring
- don't go there
- BORING and Conservative...that is the Swiss society.
- the land of milk and......boring people
- wir haben ein eu projet über die schweiz
- quality of life...just include other measures and Zurich is last...
- Swiss Police
- I am Swiss
- it's to easy to generalize things...
- a county and its people - nice and boring
- Zurich is not Boring at all!
- Swiss crash
- Yet another Switzerland sucks
- Dom Dom
- (sry my engish is not so good) Most of your answers shows...
- Berne, Switzerland
- switzerland is not that shinny at all...it needs a lot of work....
- I'm swiss
- Wrong way to judge!!
- why do people go to switzerland actually?