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Author: Dromos

CH | | Public | Dutch

Did you know that "nostalgia" was called "mal du Suisse" or "the Swiss sickness". It was coined by a 17th-century medical student to describe the anxieties displayed by Swiss mercenaries fighting away from home.Their mercenaries were all over Europe and were notorious for wanting to go home. They would get misty and sing sheperd ballads instead of fighting.

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