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Old 12th Aug 2019, 18:04
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Iraqi woman fails Swiss citizenship test after answering ‘uh’ over 200 times despite living there for 20 years and claiming to speak German

  • Iraqi woman denied Swedish citizenship after answering 'uh' numerous times
  • She was denied passport despite having lived in the country for over 20 years
  • She is socially aware but lacks German language skills, according to local media
  • Judge ruled she must improve her grasp of German before she can reapply
By Sophie Tanno For Mailonline

Published: 16:31, 12 August 2019 | Updated: 16:39, 12 August 2019
An Iraqi woman has been denied Swedish citizenship after answering 'uh' over 200 times during her citizenship test.

The woman was denied citizenship in the canton of Schwyz, where she lives with her husband.

While her partner was granted citizenship after two attempts, her application for a Swiss passport has been denied.

The woman, who is described as well-integrated, and has lived in Ingenbohl the canton of Schwyz for 20 years.
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The woman, who is described as well-integrated, and has lived in Ingenbohl (pictured) the canton of Schwyz for 20 years
She has also been known to engage in Samaritan charity work in her local community.

She has the necessary social and political knowledge to obtain citizenship, according to local media. However, her German language skills appear to be lacking as tape recordings from her citizenship interview reveal the woman answered 'uh' a total of 204 times, Swedish publication Blick.ch reported.
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While her partner was granted a Swedish passport after two attempts, her application for a Swiss passport has been denied (stock image)
After being rejected by her local canton, the woman took her case to the Swiss Federal Court, claiming the recordings of the interview were taken without her consent. The federal judge said that the language diploma she holds from the Vocational Training Centre Pfäffikon SZ was not sufficient, and ruled that she must improve her grasp of the Swedish language before she can reapply for citizenship. Candidates for Swedish citizenship must demonstrate at least an A2 level writing ability (elementary) and B1 (intermediate) spoken skills under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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Spot the mistakes. It would be funny if it wasn't so pathethic.
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Quite understandable, they do not speak much German in Sweden.....!!!
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Originally Posted by Planemike View Post
Quite understandable, they do not speak much German in Sweden.....!!!
Come to that, the German that's spoken in Switzerland bears only a passing resemblance to the real thing.

Grüetzi!
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Come to that, the German that's spoken in Switzerland bears only a passing resemblance to the real thing.

Grüetzi!
Love the way they put a copy of the Swedish EU Passport photo up as well.
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Changed the Swedish to Swiss in the article now, although they have thoughtfully left the picture of the Swedish passport to remind us of their ineptitude.
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Gave me a headache reading that. Maybe the spellchecker intervened. Presumably French and Italian are options.
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Originally Posted by Paul Wilson View Post
Changed the Swedish to Swiss in the article now, although they have thoughtfully left the picture of the Swedish passport to remind us of their ineptitude.
It is why I did a Copy and Paste of article as well as the links........
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Why should the Fail worry about accuracy? They have just received a few more page clicks from the readers here who have been induced to go and have a look.
That's what their articles are designed to do, so I'm sure their dodgy proprietors are grateful.
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
Why should the Fail worry about accuracy? They have just received a few more page clicks from the readers here who have been induced to go and have a look.
That's what their articles are designed to do, so I'm sure their dodgy proprietors are grateful.
Read the comments and a lot highlighting what I have indicated. They have revised the aricle circa 5 times I belive since 1st published. Balance between Clickbait and looking stooopid, the latter in this case as it has been picked up elsewehre and they laughed at.
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Picked up elsewhere - more page clicks.

Checking for frequent updates - even more page clicks.

Just a bit more profit for the Mail - keep it up!
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
Picked up elsewhere - more page clicks.

Checking for frequent updates - even more page clicks.

Just a bit more profit for the Mail - keep it up!
Not sure what gives you that idea, my page clicks add nothing to the mail's profit.
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Originally Posted by racedo View Post
Not sure what gives you that idea, my page clicks add nothing to the mail's profit.
clicks = "views"
views = "readers"

advertisers like lots of people to see their adverts & sell copy to places where people will see the adverts. The most common way of quantifying what people are "reading" is by counting the clicks on a particular story.
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You have to feel sorry for this lady really.....

If she had been a resident of Essex and / or a UK football fan / Sun reader, she would have answered the questions perfectly !

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There was an interesting Clive Anderson show on BBC4 in the last couple of days, discussing citizenship and can the government remove it or not. One of the panel was a learned man whose origins I forget (not UK born) and he has taken and passed the UK Citizenship test. He produced a couple of the ridiculous, "we will make sure you fail" questions in that test. The first was "True or False: Katherine Howard was the 6th wife of Henry 8th" and the other related to an Indian who came to Britain and introduced "Either (A) Curry and Bungalows or (B) Indian restaurants and shampoo". (The answer to that one was (B)). I have seen the test when I worked with a Turkish girl who was struggling to get through it, and it was horrendous. I suspect 70 or 80% of British born people would not reach the 80% pass mark.
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Originally Posted by NumptyAussie View Post
clicks = "views"
views = "readers"

advertisers like lots of people to see their adverts & sell copy to places where people will see the adverts. The most common way of quantifying what people are "reading" is by counting the clicks on a particular story.
But depending on software used multiple clicks from same IP address only get counted once, not unsurprisingly people used software that viewed pages thousands of times to appear site was "busy" when in reality it was one computer doing constant clicks. Most sites worth anything will have software that screens out multiple clicks from same IP address, hence no matter how many time I have clicked it still reads as 1 click.
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But depending on software used multiple clicks from same IP address only get counted once, not unsurprisingly people used software that viewed pages thousands of times to appear site was "busy" when in reality it was one computer doing constant clicks. Most sites worth anything will have software that screens out multiple clicks from same IP address, hence no matter how many time I have clicked it still reads as 1 click.
They put up articles of a controversial, misleading or inaccurate nature so that people will talk about them on other forums as you have done and drive more traffic their way.
It's not a genuine news site and doesn't need to be accurate or unbiased. it's a cash generator.
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
They put up articles of a controversial, misleading or inaccurate nature so that people will talk about them on other forums as you have done and drive more traffic their way.
It's not a genuine news site and doesn't need to be accurate or unbiased. it's a cash generator.
Do you know the clickthrough rates ? they are tiny and reality of it being a cash generator are a laugh. It is why media is collapsing.

Article now has all the errors out of it................. it is down to incompetence not click bait.
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There was an interesting Clive Anderson show on BBC4 in the last couple of days, discussing citizenship and can the government remove it or not.
On Radio 4........
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