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Happy Birthday, Switzerland!

Postby Cheery » Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:12 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWITZERLAND

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Today, 1st August is the anniversary of modern Switzerland! :D *waves a silly little paper flag and goes "Yaaay!"*

We'll be very patriotic today, playing around with fireworks (Yaaay!) and we'll go to the city and join the party and watch the big fireworks and maybe sing along to the national anthem and Have a GREAT time! :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:58 am

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Postby poohbcarrot » Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:30 pm

Switzerland has a national anthem? :shock:

I bet it isn't full of jingoistic words, about how Switzerland rules the waves or cannonballs roaring loud. I bet it's full of words about mountains and lakes and how there's nothing to do on a Saturday night after 9:00. :lol:
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Postby poohbcarrot » Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:08 pm

"When the morning skies grow red,
and over us their radiance shed
Thou, O Lord, appeareth in their light
when the alps glow bright with splendor,
pray to God, to Him surrender
for you feel and understand
that He dwelleth in this land.

In the sunset Thou art night
and beyond the starry sky
Thou, O loving father, ever near,

when to Heaven we are departing
joy and bliss Thou'lt be imparting
for we feel and understand
that Thou dwellest in this land.

When dark clouds enshroud the hills
and gray mist the valley fills
yet Thou art not hidden from thy sons
pierce the gloom in which we cower
with Thy sunshine's cleansing power
then we'll feel and understand
that God dwelleth in this land.
"

It's got a fair bit about mountains and valleys, but a bit too God-y for my liking.

I'm not too sure about the word "Thou'lt"
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Postby chris.ph » Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:01 pm

happy birthday switzerland, best watches in the world according to the bloke who sold me my omega :lol: :lol:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:27 pm

Happy birthday Switzerland :D Hope to visit you some time :wink:
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:04 pm

Happy Birthday Switzerland, may you remain Neutral forevah!

Oh and keep up the good work on those knives. Nice jobs those.
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby Watchman44 » Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:52 pm

Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit wrote:Happy Birthday Switzerland, may you remain Neutral forevah!

Oh and keep up the good work on those knives. Nice jobs those.


Happy birthday Swizerland. (why cant you buy a Swiss NAVY knife?) :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:06 pm

"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
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Postby Cheery » Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:04 pm

Tonyblack wrote:But you can! :wink:


Swiss army knife I knew about (obviously. If someone around here doesn't know about army knives or watches, he would have to have his head examined) but not about a swiss navy knife. As far as I know, we don't have a Navy since we're not at the ocean...
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Postby Batty » Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:27 pm

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Postby poohbcarrot » Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:20 am

:oops: Sorry, I forgot.Happy Birthday Switzerland!

What presents did it get? Seems a bit pointless buying it chocs or a watch. :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:16 am

Cheery wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:But you can! :wink:


Swiss army knife I knew about (obviously. If someone around here doesn't know about army knives or watches, he would have to have his head examined) but not about a swiss navy knife. As far as I know, we don't have a Navy since we're not at the ocean...
Switzerland doesn't have a navy as such, but it does have a fleet of military patrol boats that it uses on the lakes.

You've seen The Sound of Music right? That's set in Austria which is also landlocked and yet Captain von Trapp was the commander of an Austrian naval ship. :wink:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:37 pm

Wasn't he captain in the Austro-Hungarian Navy? (the Austrio-Hungarian empire had a few seaports Trieste was one of them)? And also the leader of Hungary after world war 1 was Admiral Horty despite Hungary is also completely landlocked. (I'm sure he was admiral in world war 1 in the Austro-Hungarian navy)
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Postby Cheery » Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:39 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
Cheery wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:But you can! :wink:


Swiss army knife I knew about (obviously. If someone around here doesn't know about army knives or watches, he would have to have his head examined) but not about a swiss navy knife. As far as I know, we don't have a Navy since we're not at the ocean...
Switzerland doesn't have a navy as such, but it does have a fleet of military patrol boats that it uses on the lakes.

You've seen The Sound of Music right? That's set in Austria which is also landlocked and yet Captain von Trapp was the commander of an Austrian naval ship. :wink:


About the lake-patrol boats, i knew aswell, but that doesn't count as "navy" to me. Navy's on the ocean. Or is it? :oops:
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