Mar 28, 2018 - 6:46 AM
Hello Lucas, Chantal, and Maggie.
I was expecting to see Slowpoke's two-cent's worth when I saw the word "Röstigraben" in the title of this thread but maybe he'll jump in at some point. I've only got a few minutes right now, but I must say that I agree with Maggie that there are a number of generalisations in the BBC article. On punctuality, I must say that all the Romands that I know are very punctual, as are the trains. And let's not forget that most of the watch-making in Switzerland is done in the Romand area of the country, so accuracy in the measurement and tracking of time is every much in the blood in Neuchâtel as it is in Appenzell. Are Romands more laid back and open to strangers than Swiss-Germans ? Definitely yes. Do Romands know how to really let it all hang out at festivals and public celebrations ? Emphatically yes ! I have to run now, but will leave you with two things. First an article about the evolving Swiss identity from 1964 to 2014, www.swissinfo.ch/eng/s ociety/state-of-the-nation-_the-evolving-swiss-identity--1964-2014/40874250 and second an amusing "Swiss Geography Lesson" from Marie-Thérèse Porchet. https://youtu.be/Pf7b0 1N5P7EThe important thing is that the Swiss can laugh about their differences. There is unity in diversity.
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