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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hi, anyone close to Philly here wanna chat?
    lion1776 lion1776 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    en een van de weinige nederlandse otaku's
    xoanneox xoanneox 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Why I am so vocal as an atheist: So I see a common reply on here often. I've personally heard it from Muslims and Christian responses and yes even other atheists. So I figured...
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 1 Response 11 mins ago

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    I am going on another road trip this weekend. To Pennsylvania again to visit my brother and sister-in-law and her son. I have been awake now during the day almost four weeks...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    The usa's retirement stability is simply too important to be compromised by conflicts of fascination in expense guidance, Secretary Perez emphasized just before The customer...
    Michael0962opo3 Michael0962opo3 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    When I say I hate Florida that's an understatement. I moved here from Pennsylvania about 3 months ago. There are many reasons as to why I hate Florida, one of them being the...
    lyssa12345 lyssa12345 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I've always stayed at home while my dad works, and my mom has the same job as my dad,but now she works at Pennsylvania,I miss her so much,she comes back every 2month or so.I just...
    lalaxxz lalaxxz 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Nobody is going to ever like me after writing this. Nobody likes a girl who complains, so if you're on this page, you don't have to continue. I'm just venting a little bit in hopes...
    NinaBunny NinaBunny 70+, F Mar 24

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    In a way. I was still very lonely but I overall enjoyed elementary. A elderly lady that was a librarian at our town library came once a month with a bag full of books to promote...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I love skiing i normally ski at roundtop mountain resort in Pennsylvania but I love to ski at other resorts also
    bhski717 bhski717 18-21, F Mar 29

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    I don't believe in God, but I hate pushy atheists who feel superior and criticize others for having a religion. My two sisters are atheists, and I'm pretty sure my parents are too...
    TheStarshipCat TheStarshipCat 13-15, F Apr 2

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    Hi everybody, I'm a 22-year-old guy with pectus excavatum and I'm looking at getting it repaired for a variety of reasons. I was just wondering if anyone has any tips on the first...
    mattbirdo mattbirdo 22-25, M Apr 5

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    Filling out these surveys is helping me not think about the bullies of my yesteryears. :) Name five latest favorite songs: 1. Fight Song by Rachel Platten 2. Feel The Light by...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 6

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    anyone near Allentown Pennsylvania
    synexus synexus 31-35, F Apr 8

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    I am an 18 year old Senior in high school who is trying to get her act together before college. I procrastinate, I'm lazy, and I always look for the easy way out. On top of that, I...
    sa3r1na sa3r1na 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am an 18 year old Senior in high school who is trying to get her act together before college. I procrastinate, I'm lazy, and I always look for the easy way out. On top of that, I...
    sa3r1na sa3r1na 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am an 18 year old Senior in high school who is trying to get her act together before college. I procrastinate, I'm lazy, and I always look for the easy way out. On top of that, I...
    sa3r1na sa3r1na 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    This is her post ’’Nobody is going to ever like me after writing this. Nobody likes a girl who complains, so if you're on this page, you don't have to continue. I'm just...
    joshuamagneto joshuamagneto 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am looking for customers in the Pennsylvania area. My site is //www.youravon.com/mpac if anyone wants to check it out!
    rissi94 rissi94 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Plz take me do wut ever expected kill me. I live in Pennsylvania
    ybbagzelaznog ybbagzelaznog 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    How Thinking Too Much Holds You Back... A recent study by the University of Pennsylvania found that people whose brains used unnecessary thinking processes while trying to learn a...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    (A Waffen SS veteran's review of Saving Private Ryan; keep in mind he was not a concentration camp guard, but a soldier) Mr. Steven Spielberg Dreamworks Productions 10 Universal...
    kurtjaeger kurtjaeger 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    Well, after 5 months and 3 states, I'm back where I started in Pennsylvania. I had high hopes of finding the place where I belong, getting a decent job, and becoming an active...
    tone77 tone77 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm about to head out later to another road trip to Pennsylvania. I'm looking forward to it. :) I'm decked out in warm attire. I have a pastel pink fitted top with a high neckline...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    when I was at uni and a year or so before I would say I was a big drinker. only on nights out though but I liked a drink and some of my best nights have been because I've had a bit...
    indiatights indiatights 18-21, T Mar 20

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    love street /doors this song brings me be back twenty five yrs ago its stuck in my mind dont really know why I was a back packer in south east asia and I got to rajistan india I...
    sirpercival sirpercival 46-50, M Mar 21

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    Why Interacting with a Woman Can Leave Men "Cognitively Impaired" (an Article i read on internet). In one experiment, just telling a man he would be observed by a female was...
    tytydf45 tytydf45 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    Hi Doni here again in my own jakarta Indonesia backyardbackyard jakarta was once know as Batavia when it was a Dutch colony and behind me is canal must like in holland there are...
    donita1234 donita1234 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Things I think about the most: "The world is cruel" Sleep Random things about myself in third person (eg: she felt the embrace of the warm wind.) Ideas for stories I want to...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 31

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    i have been taking english classes ever since i know myself i grew up speaking 3 languages the first language i learned was german then i started to learn english and the last...
    loafemon1 loafemon1 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Hey I'm new here so I'll say some stuff about me 😃😍😘 1: I am 22 2: I'm only 5'3 and 104 lbs 3: I'm a model and stage actress 4: I am Dutch, Irish, and Romanian 5: I have...
    AllyWood AllyWood 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    I though its so awesome and nice.. people said i have cute face and pretty..i am happy to hear that lol..some people think i am korean,chinese or japan etc they just confused the...
    stayme92 stayme92 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    The Gathering - Kevin's Telescope.They're Dutch. I just love the lyrics in this song..."and he has no doubt, that one day he will be, where the eye of his telescope has already...
    lewis67 lewis67 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Wetton-Downes & Anneke van Giersbergen - To Catch a Thief.The lads from Asia team up with the best Dutch singer ever, and the result is amazing.
    lewis67 lewis67 46-50, M Apr 3

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