Sunday, 10 March 2013

FCB poster

Here's some Swiss vernacular for you:

FC Basel, who are referred to lovingly down here as FCB (pronounced "eff tseh beh") are playing Young Boys of Berne this afternoon in the Swiss Super League. Young Boys aren't referred to as young boys, but as "YB" (pronounced "ee-beh" in honour of that famous online auction house). This is clearly the French influence coming through, as Germans would normally pronounce the "y" as "ipsilon". Confused?

FCB incidentally have a long history of putting up posters around town advertising their upcoming matches. The one for today's fixture is the latest in a proud tradition of corny puns and other ditties. I thought I'd share this with you:

"We welcome Berne to the capital city...
...of football."

Oh, how we laughed.

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