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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Stranger: "Let me guess you're not from around here." Me: "You don't say ! What makes you say that?" Stranger: "Well, you don't look like a... er native." Me: "I see. Let me guess...
    RogueLogic RogueLogic 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Flying Dutchman: "I just want this ship to look good and scary!" Spongebob: "You mean you want it to look good and scary? I think we can probably..." Patrick: "No, no, I think he...
    JK7448 JK7448 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    On January 22, 1987, Pennsylvania State Treasurer R. Budd Dwyer shot himself to death at a live, televised press conference. He had recently been convicted of accepting a bribe...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    I can speak dutch and english but I want to learn more languages like swedish or something. But its hard.
    schhhhh schhhhh 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Enjoyed my visit again, felt more confidence. Started with some short 5 min poses. Hanging off rope etc. couple of 15 minute kneeing and siting. Then a 45 minute. Lounging on a...
    markrobert2 markrobert2 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Once upon a time, there was a girl I met online. She spoke dutch. I liked her very much.The end.Nah, just kidding:) We must continue to make this story fitting.I still know her...
    nightowl007 nightowl007 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    not that many people here? I'm proud of it! It feels good to go to a country and just be able to speak the language I speak Dutch, English and German and I'm Learning French (sadly...
    Ralbarda Ralbarda 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I want to be happy I want to feel beautiful I want someone to listen to me I want to be loved I want to love I want to trust I want to forgive I want to forget I want my daughter...
    dv8tn dv8tn 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Any women from southwestern Pennsylvania want to meet me and see where things go?
    Pittfan82 Pittfan82 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    Last June, My cousin on my Mother's side of the family got married, so I went with my family out to Chicago for the wedding. On the way there, my parents and I each took turns...
    GoldXilla GoldXilla 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Hello! Nederlandse hier! Woon in Amsterdam, al mijn hele leven en ben nieuw hier op EP!
    mountaindewie mountaindewie 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am 32 from Pennsylvania and wanting to get a girl pregnant cause I have always thought that I would be a great father
    Pittfan82 Pittfan82 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Hi I am a 32 yr old gentleman who is looking for a girlfriend from Pennsylvania.
    Pittfan82 Pittfan82 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    any bi guys? need sone people to hang with in Western Pa
    jontony jontony 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    The Reverend John Fuzz was a pastor of a small congregation in a little Pennsylvania town. One day, walking down Main St., he noticed a female member of his congregation sitting in...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hey any one live Pennsylvania
    Toxin77 Toxin77 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I live in northwestern Pennsylvania, how about yourself
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 27

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    I don't believe this. Large corporations and apartment building complexes owe hundreds of thousands in back property taxes to Phila. Pa., but the city can't get the money from...
    everwonder everwonder 46-50 Aug 27

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    "We grow too soon old and too late smart" Dutch Proverb
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    WTC 7 is the smoking gun. Also, no plane pieces found in Pennsylvania, or in the Pentagon. This was a New Pearl Harbor.
    Krsfromprp Krsfromprp 41-45, M Aug 26

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    I'm looking for someone that wants to try a relationship. I don't care if you're a guy or girl or trans or somewhere in between. I look for personality, not just looks. I'm hoping...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 25

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    Muchas personas se preguntan por qué nunca parece tener nada de dinero. Ellos saben que ganan un ingreso decente, pero nunca parece tener ningún dinero sobrante...
    creditosrapidos10min creditosrapidos10min 26-30, M Aug 25

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    Imma be honest with you, yes I am looking for someone, I do prefer boys, but I wanna start as friends because I need to be sure I can trust you, I have some serious trust issues...
    CirnoTheBaka CirnoTheBaka 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I was recently listening to the radio and was stuck by the number of songs celebrating US states. I then thought it would be an interesting challenge to go alphabetically through...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M Aug 19

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    any girls in Pennsylvania or jersey want to let me cut their hair?
    baseball2992 baseball2992 22-25, M Aug 18

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    any girls in Pennsylvania or new jersey want to be shaved, shorn, buzzed, or just a haircut?
    baseball2992 baseball2992 22-25, M Aug 16

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    I would like to shave, cut, buzz a girls head, Pennsylvania or new jersey?
    baseball2992 baseball2992 22-25, M Aug 16

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    any girls around Pennsylvania or new jersey want a shave or cut or crop or be shorn?
    baseball2992 baseball2992 22-25, M Aug 16

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    I went there two months ago and honestly, it was a let down. I mean, I saw a documentary on it before going, so I loved seeing things like graveyards mentioned in the documentary...
    coolestdweebyahknow coolestdweebyahknow 22-25, F Aug 16

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    Any girls in Pennsylvania want a good cropping, shave, or cut?
    baseball2992 baseball2992 22-25, M Aug 16

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    1. I love corny tourist attractions 2. I love the tilt a whirl ride 3. I remember when rainbows were just rainbows 4. I was scared the first time I rode the sky train 5. I've...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    This is kind of a complicated story... I was born in South Africa. I grew up there until the age of 7, then my father got a job in Kuwait, so wemoved there. I lived there for...
    DanaJuliana DanaJuliana 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    I want to be like my dad. He travels everywhere. One day he'll be in Florida, the next he'll be in Carolina, then the next he'll be in Pennsylvania. He motel/hotel hops. Never...
    DeIuxedEdition DeIuxedEdition 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 13

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