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Ideal for aggressive gum-chewers

While standing in the check-out line, I couldn’t resist this chewing gum with the insistent name.  It was actually pretty good, too.

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a clipping from a Swiss pet shop catalog

I don’t know about you, but this ad kind of took my appetite away.

What’s next, a “Litter Lunch Box”?

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© Susan Vogel-Misicka

What's so funny about that?

Brawny, Bounty, Plenty … paper towels typically have a name that implies strength and absorbency. Not this brand, spotted in a Zurich ladies room.

“Funny” must be for people who like to have a good time while drying their hands and wiping up spills. It made me smile, anyway!

(Apologies for the poor-quality photo — I took it with my phone.)

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© Susan Vogel-Misicka

I only recently noticed this sign in Lucerne.

Triple-X fitness sounds fairly hard-core, even for athletes obsessed with performance …

… but a look in the shop window indicates that they merely mean XXXL, as in extra-large muscles. I knew it had to be something like that!

© Susan Vogel-Misicka

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© Susan Vogel-Misicka

Hot heels? Sounds great.

But what the heck does “fash on” mean? Guess I’ll have to go see for myself!

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Swiss "meat's" country.

Swiss "meat's" country -- barbecue included?

With Switzerland’s National Day coming up, there’s a lot going on this weekend. But this event sounds especially intriguing — note the bold black text near the top of the poster.

Meaty or not, the food at this restaurant is really good.

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