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I Am Pennsylvania Dutch

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ik ben Dutch ??en ben benieuwd.
    zenzorba57 zenzorba57 56-60, M Feb 7

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    Because Dutch food is everything but nice. Mostly it's just some potatoes mixed with greens and sausages. Nothing special, and defeniatly not my favorite kitchen!
    xForgottenOne xForgottenOne 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    Iemand uit Brabant hier toevallig? Stuur me maar een berichtje ;)
    MagicEyes95 MagicEyes95 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 7

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    Ik ben nederlands, en spreek de taal dus foutloos. Als je nog tips nodig hebt bij het leren van nederlands mag je mij altijd een berichtje sturen! :)
    xForgottenOne xForgottenOne 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    You know that little dutch boy who kept back the sea by plugging the holes with his fingers. That's me right now! Working all hours possible, nightmare situations in the lives of...
    notext notext 46-50, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I am 16, from Pennsylvania. I've been feeling lonely since the school year started and after (finally) coming out, have decided that it was time to start looking for a relationship...
    Bluewolf7998 Bluewolf7998 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    At Citywide Hydrojet we have learned it is crucial to reply our buyers queries and concerns. we hope this information on hydro-jetting has served you fully grasp the importance of...
    Aiden3693znb4 Aiden3693znb4 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    Stream problems, banging pipes will not be generally tackled. The epoxy lining does imply that secondary damages are diminished and in some instances removed entirely.california/La...
    Matthew9482ypf5 Matthew9482ypf5 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    Before NASCAR was called nascar sprint, I remember it as NASCAR Winston Cup.I've been to numerous races all over the USA.There are two Winston Cup races I'll never forget.The...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I'm learning Dutch. it's going pretty good. anyone else learning dutch?
    eternitygoeson eternitygoeson 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Seven - Chapter Eighteen Jock set MacTavish down as we reached the back stoop. The top of the Dutch-style door and the one kitchen window were wide open...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Feb 19

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    My friend's son is extremely ill and has been accepted into a clinical trial that could very well save his life. They live here in NC and the trial is in PA. It would require them...
    localrocklover localrocklover 26-30, F Feb 4

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    New Jersey anyone? or even New York or Pennsylvania?
    RatxInxAxCage RatxInxAxCage 18-21, M Feb 5

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    california/La/san diego/san jose/san francisco/fresno/sacramento/long beach/oakland/bakersfield/anaheim/wyoming/cheyenne/casper/laramie/gillette/rock springs/sheridan/green river...
    Daniel6814zmz2 Daniel6814zmz2 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    Existing pipelines made use of to transport aggressive and dangerous fluids could be restored by relining techniques, and cost effective alternatives are furnished by doing away...
    Anthony1604hzs1 Anthony1604hzs1 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    A lovely concrete driveway could become uneven eventually. A-1 Concrete Leveling's experienced specialists can amount your driveway, at a greatly lowered cost compared to tear out...
    Willsam936i7gv1 Willsam936i7gv1 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    I live in Pennsylvania and my boyfriend lives in Alabama. I long to meet him in the flesh every day
    Billy6549 Billy6549 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    When key lines leak or corrode, they are able to harm previously mentioned ground surfaces, lead to air pollution, and start intense flooding in cure or industrial amenities. Hill...
    Ethan5814bpc4 Ethan5814bpc4 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    Engineering Transfer The procedures and priority presented to the particular course of action for receiving innovations and new systems moved into common observe needs to be...
    William7035cob3 William7035cob3 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    Hello All, This is my first time publicly speaking over the internet about my first and only DUI. I am currently 23 years old, I went to fine private liberal arts college...
    Azelesdg Azelesdg 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 13

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    I am a surgically altered hermaphrodite woman of whom have been living in a horribly corrupted town. I have been a target of rape by law enforcement as well as from others. I...
    MelindaGlosser MelindaGlosser 36-40, F Feb 16

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    Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue...
    Hiddenheart101 Hiddenheart101 56-60, F Feb 16

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    15 m USA(PA) looking for a boyfriend. Been single for awhile and tired of being lonely. If you live in Pennsylvania that would be great (:
    OwenEM OwenEM 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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    Currently I'm a sophomore in high school. I want to go to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. I want to go the University of the arts because if I go there I...
    curious1998 curious1998 16-17, F Feb 16

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    Hi I'm rj 14 I live in Pennsylvania. I'm not fit if anything I'm fat. Obviously this is the 21st century and all most people care about is body physique (body build) so this week...
    clemenator1 clemenator1 13-15, M Feb 17

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    and no one lives in Pennsylvania with me ...... -_-
    djneedslovetoox3 djneedslovetoox3 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    Despite my profile age, I'm 16 and lied about my age! I'm sure this comes as shocked dismay to all of you, but it's true! I caught the spanking bug at a very early age... Let's say...
    Hockeydude2 Hockeydude2 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 20

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    The city lights are so pretty but I miss the stars that I saw in Pennsylvania when I used to live there, Stars or city lights?
    Penginkoibito Penginkoibito 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 20

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    February 23, 1954 On this day in 1954, a group of children from Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania, receive the first injections of the new polio vaccine...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M Feb 23

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    So, I basically want to do three things in the future and maybe a fourth thing. First, I want to be an activist for gay rights, race relations, children's rights, and women rights...
    TheYoungKidd TheYoungKidd 13-15, M a week ago

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    I grew up in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, which is just east of the Appalachian Mountains in Southern PA. It's a relatively poor county with a lot of forest, and very little...
    jadedandconfused jadedandconfused 36-40, M a week ago

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    Earth Science Answers REAL ANSWERS FROM EARTH SCIENCE EXAMS The terrestrial planets are much larger than the gas giants. Wegener found matching bedbugs on opposite sides of...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    The best thing is winter trees in northeast pennsylvania.
    DaveFF0178 DaveFF0178 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    PAM'S ACCENT ((Peyem's ek-sent) I have a unique accent called West Endicott (Endy-kaat). This accent belongs to a speech pattern group that encompasses the Southern Tier of New...
    BadPam BadPam 56-60, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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