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I Am Pennsylvania Dutch

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    Are The Legends True?

    Just a question, for I'm not a pensylvanian dutch. But I've heard of "dutch" conclaves, of people still speaking the dutch language in America? Of course, the language changed because your children had to learn it from their parents, who already were infected with the native...
    kwek kwek 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    I have Dutch in me but not sure

    if it's Pennsylvania Dutch lived in pa all my life
    chevelle300fan chevelle300fan 22-25, M Jan 18

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    You Probably Are If . . .

    It's flabbergasting what passes for a pretzel most places. You have at least one batty old aunt who's sure a cut will heal faster if you blow on it and mumble something in mangled German. Chow-chow isn't just a breed of dog. One word: "Yous." Being served the stomach of a pig...
    lcz415 lcz415 26-30 Dec 17, 2012

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    Run-away Amish

    My father's family is old-order Amish from Lebanon, Pa.  My father left before his baptism, to join the army.  Although, I speak Pa. Dutch, as well as German, needless to say, I don't know my father's family.  I've lived in Pa. most of my life, but did not seek...
    AyeAye AyeAye 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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    Signs In Dutch Are Cool.

    Yes, I look Dutch, the blond hair, blue eyes, the whole nine yards.  But what I am the most proud of is that the signs that we use for our homes are made by my family and has for many many many years.  My last name was Z--K, which if you are dutch, you can fill in the...
    Debijean Debijean 56-60, F 4 Responses Feb 10, 2009

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    Should I Pick School Or Friends?

    A new school is opening up for my class, its called New Tech. Somethings been telling to apply for it, but something else is telling me to stay with my friends. Not many of my friends are interested in it. I really want to attend this school but I will really miss all my friends...
    Girlslifedreamer Girlslifedreamer 18-21, T Feb 22, 2011

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    Still Got It...

    I grew up in Lancaster county, my parents left the old order Mennonite church when I was about 6. I joined the Air Force, am stationed in japan, but still call my grandmother to stay fluent in PA Dutch!
    indasuck indasuck 26-30, M Nov 26, 2013

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    A Little History

    my father was born and raised in Williamsport Pa.  after I married, my last name Tilburg died in our family..there where no men to carry it along. I know there is a place in the netherlands Tilburg...I'd really like to know how our last name came to be and if there...
    msbhaven msbhaven 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2007

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    And proud of it....But moving soon to germany for work. Love to meet other dutchies here, add me :D
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M May 7

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    Anyone live near the Huntingdon area?
    Foreverme16 Foreverme16 16-17, F 3 Responses May 13

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    ook uit nederland... flevoland... nog meer?
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    Stephen Racik from Pennsylvania is a self disciplined technical expert with 20 years of experience. He has successfully worked alone as well as a part of technical product support...
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    I speak English and German fluently, I learn French at school and Esperanto at home. I also thought about learning Dutch because it's very similar to German and English, and...
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    Well, sort of. I call myself 'Euro-Caribbean'. The white part of my ancestry [which is the majority] is all European, as one would expect. Scottish, Irish, English, French, Dutch...
    canichangethislater canichangethislater 26-30 2 Responses May 6

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    need a bf to talk to and meet in person and cuddle PENNSYLVANIA
    TurtleTy TurtleTy 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 28

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    1. Bum hacker in Paris happy too participate in lying too him and bullying me 2. Pennsylvania is a hacker...guess who. 3. Chris is a huge deadbeat and Criminal 4. Sandy has no...
    RACISTLIAR123 RACISTLIAR123 46-50 Apr 30

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    So i've been doing research on my father's family, and so far i've found 240 people who were born in Ireland and immigrated to Pennsylvania, all with the same surname as my father...
    SirTigger SirTigger 13-15, M 1 Response May 1

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    Along the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. I could stay in this spot for hours.
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F 4 Responses May 2

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    I'm getting ready to plan my next primitive/survival camping trip, looking to do some where's in the mountains in Pennsylvania, anyone know of a great remote place to hike in and...
    MattyIce36 MattyIce36 36-40, M 5 Responses May 5

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    What is everyone's favorite brand of beer? I live in Pennsylvania and my favorite brand is Yuengling.
    Mrtjames Mrtjames 56-60, M 7 Responses May 7

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    i feel so lonely!!! anyone live in pennsylvania?
    phaselove86 phaselove86 16-17, F 1 Response May 8

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    "Maybe it doesn't matter. Or maybe it does. Maybe comfort exists in believing there is order in the world, even when someone is making the most disorderly decision we know: running...
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    jopava jopava 56-60, M 1 Response May 16

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    I'm going to run away at the end of the school year. I am 16 years old and I'm done living with my parents. I am a male. I am going from California to Pennsylvania. My main ways of...
    LaHatton LaHatton 16-17, M 3 Responses May 17

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    Stephen Joseph Racik is a well-versed, intelligent business professional who has more than 25 years of vast experience. He is based in California. He has good working knowledge of...
    shannondelman shannondelman 36-40, M May 19

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    I am a 23 yr old male in college and even though I have been in college for 5 years, I have never had the opportunity to meet anyone. Let me explain. In high school, I never really...
    lonelyman1113 lonelyman1113 22-25, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hello all! Anyone from eastern Iowa or central Pennsylvania? I am leaving PA, but I would still like to see if I can meet some people while I'm here. They are completely different...
    kman862 kman862 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    1.) Birthday's June 3rd *9 days* 2.) I love singing but am absolutely horrid 3.) Buffy and TWD are my favorite tv series 4.) I love adventures 5.) Want to join the USMC after...
    mstv1112 mstv1112 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have a pretty spicy diary, too bad it's in dutch haha
    Zolaura Zolaura 22-25, F Apr 28

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    Are There irish guys that whan to talk to a dutch girl like me
    animafan1 animafan1 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    Going through the drive thru at Dutch Bros coffee. everyone is young and cool. I feel not young and not so cool right now. I need to surround myself with other people in their 30s...
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 3 Responses May 2

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    Today May 5 I Picked a bright blue lace thong from hunkermoller Dutch from Aruba
    57pantievswolf 57pantievswolf 56-60, M May 5

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    I don't no why but I love irsh man but do irish man love dutch girls
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    JohnnySpot JohnnySpot 46-50, M 1 Response May 15

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    You were just the guy with the tight, tight shirt that still hung loose on your thin frame. The handsome man with an accent I had distinguished as Dutch. I remember who you used to...
    LostEmeraldEyes LostEmeraldEyes 18-21, F May 16

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    You were breathtaking. Only 12, but taller than most and so mature. I was 15, with shaggy hair and a football jersey that had blood stains on it. I must've seemed scary when I...
    Franse Franse 22-25, M May 16

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    I'd have to say Russian and Dutch are my absolute favorite.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 18

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