I’ve been lucky to get around in this world a little bit over the years and had the chance (and still do!) to meet people from numerous different backgrounds. Generally, when I tell people I’m from Switzerland they think of mountains, cheese, chocolate, and hiss at the insanely high prices. Often, I get asked: “Actually, what is your native language?” Well, there is a short answer and a long answer. This article is the extended version of the long answer to that question — it’s complicated.