Posts Tagged ‘English’

Learning English can be a lot of fun.

An English-speaking stranger pops into a Swiss classroom, and she seems a little confused. But soon, Aunt Annie has the children contributing eagerly to the conversation.

Follow the link below to listen in on my classroom visit with Aunt Annie:


To learn more about the Aunt Annie programme, click here: http://www.auntannie.ch/

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Not sure I want to go in there ...

This isn’t a real example of funny English, but I think you’ll agree it’s worth including. I passed this little place in Basel — near Barfüsserplatz – which is where it gets its nickname.

It was closed so I can’t say whether the name was fitting, but judging from the outside, I’d say it was pretty cute.

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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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