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I Am Pennsylvania Dutch

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, M Nov 26, 2013

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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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    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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    I am leaving as soon as I graduate. Can't wait lol
    blackheartlover blackheartlover 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I am suppose to be moving there soon!! I can't wait
    miasmias miasmias 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am getting absolutely sick of this. Someone is messing with me online. It started last year when I received a friend request on social media from this other girl. I didn't have a...
    Lemniscate Lemniscate 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Altoona, PA here. anybody close?
    rehabparty23 rehabparty23 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    A Bit About Me 1. Name? David 2. Male or female? Male 3. Were you named after anyone? No 4. Does your name mean anything? Beloved 5. Nick Names: ... 6. What do you think you...
    ambroseguy80 ambroseguy80 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    USS North Carolina ❤️ need to move to North Carolina when I graduate and turn 18 one more year to go 😃 need to get out of Pennsylvania !
    SimpleSecretts SimpleSecretts 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Anyone know of good place to play naked in mud in northeast Pennsylvania?
    barefootfun42 barefootfun42 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I last saw my boyfriend in person in feb. It gets very hard some nights, I just become so lonely at times and have no one to turn to who understands what this is like. I am very...
    EvilPrincess87 EvilPrincess87 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm working for years on a book called Conscious Living, but it's taking me so long because I have collected so many pieces of texts I have written myself, basically things I have...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    1. I live in The Netherlands (Europe). In the old late medieval trade town of Hoorn. We sipped wheat from Poland and Lithuania to Italy, from Dantzig (Gdansk) to Genova (Genua...
    Photosebastian Photosebastian 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    My sister and I just started learning Dutch together so we can talk privately in a public place, or around family.
    LonelyGirlLex LonelyGirlLex 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Many men and boys have posted here about getting their ears pierced and how often they wear earrings. Most have also said briefly what style earrings they like to wear. I am...
    Guywearingearrings Guywearingearrings 66-70 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hi I'm a 16 year old white boy and I'm looking for a funny,cute,and amazing guy message me if your interested. I'm from Pennsylvania.
    xxjustforfunxx xxjustforfunxx 16-17, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am a gay 16 year old and I'm looking for a great guy. I'd luv to talk. I'm from Pennsylvania.
    xxjustforfunxx xxjustforfunxx 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    I don't know why tho Chinese Korean Dutch German English
    Redneckwannabe Redneckwannabe 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I have an Instagram with photos taken in Pennsylvania. Please check it out and let me know what you think. Instagram Username: beautifully_pa
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    And I'm a feminist. Feminist and pro-life, you say? Ain't so such animal. But there are many, many women who are feminists and pro-life, because they recognize that women deserve...
    jnewcastle jnewcastle 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Care to meet for lunch today? No commitment and we go dutch, but we meet somewhere convenient to both of us and we talk. It could even be tonight after work.
    LoveHerTexas LoveHerTexas 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    1.)I'm 16 currently 2.)I love rats 3.)My favourite colours are blue and grey 4.)I hate my grandmother 5.)I am interested in Psychology 6.)And Mythology 7.)And Religion 8.)I love...
    ForeverOnMyGuard ForeverOnMyGuard 16-17, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oWLIVNI6VA This fellow Dutchman gives a great talk on modern-day maths & physics.
    LawlessLuuk LawlessLuuk 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Ias and I did my senior pictures on a rainy day back in November. We took a few shots at some of the more scenic places around town, but it was cold, so we decided to look for a...
    followthekinkyrabbit followthekinkyrabbit 18-21 Jul 21

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    Hey 37 m from Pennsylvania looking to chat maybe find that someone special
    Baker170331 Baker170331 36-40, M Jul 21

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    Bhaitak Gana! Bhatwaan Lawa! Uskaa! Nagara! Chutney! Loving Suriname Hindi Music! 100% Dutch and Hindi! Suriname rules!
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Jul 21

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    Lets Get this clear...Im single....But im not desperate like some of the ************* on here. im straight and im from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My name is Eric. My rap name is...
    TheoneandonlyX TheoneandonlyX 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 20

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    Yeah, part white and part black, some French, German, Dutch, English, Swiss, now how it goes that far don't ask me. But maybe that's why I'm so damn ugly haha. But anyway I have...
    JohnnyLeeRhoades JohnnyLeeRhoades 41-45, M Jul 20

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    Dear potential sponsor, Coming to you from the Keystone State, located in a small town known as Dushore, my name is Michelle Molyneux. Ever since I was little girl, one of the...
    michellemolyneux michellemolyneux 22-25, F Jul 20

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    Hi, I am male and retired and was diagnosed with EF in July 2014. I started treatment in August 2014 and now it is a year later and I am already much better. I hope that gives you...
    mogfitz mogfitz 66-70, M Jul 20

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    Greek olives + Dutch cheese = awesome!
    chucky81 chucky81 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I met a Muslim Girl at Plain and Fancy Restaurant, PA on 7/18/2015 and asked her if she is Amish ( Amish Muslim ) because she was wearing a Blue, Red and white simple dress. I was...
    AreYouAmish AreYouAmish 22-25, M Jul 19

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    Hey there 37 m from Pennsylvania always looking for new friends or penpalPost.
    Baker170331 Baker170331 36-40, M Jul 19

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    Anyone near Selinsgrove PA or surrounding area?
    Baker170331 Baker170331 36-40, M Jul 19

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    I dropped 25 lbs in 2 weeks. I'm using myfitnesspal to track my food. I consume 1000 calories a day. 400 of those calories are from almonds. The other 600 are from no carb...
    miketolike miketolike 31-35, M Jul 18

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    When I need to think, I drive. Yesterday I drove all the way across Ohio and back. I feel better. I have also driven to Pennsylvania a few times. Always alone and always with music...
    babalonely babalonely 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    My mom has been in and out of contact with me for a year now. Last night she blocked my husband and myself on Facebook. I called her this morning to say hi and she told me bluntly...
    Ticklemesilly5 Ticklemesilly5 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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