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Limericks on being Indian in Switzerland

 

If I had a Cent or better a Franc
For every person who after they drank
Imitated the Indian accent
(As if it was sexy to be Saxon)
I’d be richer than all these Swiss banks!
Swiss currency (c) Keeps from Flickr. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Swiss currency (c) Keeps from Flickr. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

 

I come from a tropical land you see
A country that’s cottony balmy breezy
Then you put me on snow
And expect me to know
How to manage these blasted slippery skis!
(c) wplynn from Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0
(c) wplynn from Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0

 

Whoever is the genius who thought up these
Innovative ways to communally eat melted cheese:
Bless you good soul
For now I owe
You a very cramped stomach indeed!
(c) Alexandre Duret-Lutz from Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0
(c) Alexandre Duret-Lutz from Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0

 

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Day 2: Prompt-Journey; Form-Limerick; Device-Alliteration

 

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40 thoughts on “Limericks on being Indian in Switzerland”

  1. Love it…I can so relate to this Sam! My students sometimes think it’s OK to talk in a sing song with an accent in between French and English to annoy their teacher. Where as the adults, well they have no clue where to place me…so I bet you’ll laugh when I say some think Seychelles is in India when I say it’s in the Indian Ocean.I get the weird look when I compare cranberry sauce on turkey to ‘jam on meat’ and say who eats jam on meat ๐Ÿ™‚ They cannot understand when I resort to hibernation during winter because the excess melanin in my body refuse to cooperate with the cold ๐Ÿ™‚ and demands tropical sunshine.

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    1. Ha! Yes, you’d win your bet because I did laugh. It’s funny how people think the Indian Ocean is just water till about 100km from the coast of India.
      “I resort to hibernation during winter because the excess melanin in my body refuse to cooperate with the cold ๐Ÿ™‚ and demands tropical sunshine.” – YES! Exactly. I am hibernating right now. Why else do you think I am able to make these many blog posts? If it was sunny and warm outside I’d not be at my laptop! I am growing fairer everyday and it’s so sad. I am almost beige now. :-/

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      1. It is beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a number of posts on the blog about Switzerland (photos, poems and such) feel free to browse from the Tag cloud if you’d like to.
        You’re welcome here any time. We wish to visit Australia ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. Sydney is great, I was a tourist guide yesterday, still a novelty for me to be on the water ferries after seven years! Strange seeing my teacher from 30 years ago, and once one gets past the exterior ageing, there are still mannerisms that one can remember from so many years ago!

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  2. Precious ๐Ÿ™‚ I enjoyed this. Entertaining group of limericks. The first was good and I could relate (being an African in England) the second tickled me because there is a fair bit of head scratching involved when you leave warmer climes for a bit more of a chill.

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