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      06-23-2014, 02:32 PM   #89
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Post of the day!

As I recall, this happened to me in NYC, Miami and Santo Domingo(RD), US citizens with the same habits. I understand their pride I'm born in the same town where Mata Hari is born. FWIW.


In Santo Domingo a guy from NY asked me from which part of Australia I'm from. Come on mate. I'm from the old countries.

EDIT: P1et sounds a bit Dutch, you're a dutchman in Texas probably?

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My buddy from work lives on Leeuwarden Road so it's kind of like he's Dutch. I think P1et is from Belgium, IIRC.
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      06-23-2014, 02:43 PM   #90
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My buddy from work lives on Leeuwarden Road so it's kind of like he's Dutch. I think P1et is from Belgium, IIRC.
There is a 'Leeuwarden Road' in your town/state(Connecticut?) WOW! I know the North East part of the USA (NYC etc ) is influenced by the Dutch historically , but wow.



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Post of the day!

As I recall, this happened to me in NYC, Miami and Santo Domingo(RD), US citizens with the same habits. I understand their pride I'm born in the same town where Mata Hari is born. FWIW.


In Santo Domingo a guy from NY asked me from which part of Australia I'm from. Come on mate. I'm from the old countries.

EDIT: P1et sounds a bit Dutch, you're a dutchman in Texas probably?

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I'm from Belgium, just live in Texas now. And you can probably figured out what the P1et means...
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There is a 'Leeuwarden Road' in your town/state(Connecticut?) WOW! I know the North East part of the USA (NYC etc ) is influenced by the Dutch historically , but wow.



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Yes, and in a very nice town. In reality, the builder's parents were probably from Friesland and he felt that pride you speak of.

My city has a great Dutch store that's owned and run by real live Dutch people . They're my key supply link for real aged gouda (hauda, not gooduh lol) and leiden, as well as all of the other dutch stuff from my childhood. I don't know how to spell any of it (I was a little kid) but kook, spekulaas, bitterbollen, croquettes, licorice, etc were staples in my house growing up.
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Yes, and in a very nice town. In reality, the builder's parents were probably from Friesland and he felt that pride you speak of.

My city has a great Dutch store that's owned and run by real live Dutch people . They're my key supply link for real aged gouda (hauda, not gooduh lol) and leiden, as well as all of the other dutch stuff from my childhood. I don't know how to spell any of it (I was a little kid) but kook, spekulaas, bitterbollen, croquettes, licorice, etc were staples in my house growing up.
Mate, you forgot muisjes, hagelslag en stroopwafels!
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Ha leuk!
The last governor of Dutch new Amsterdam (NYC right now) was born near where I m from ( Heerenveen ). But many dutch settlers at that time (17th century) were from the southern part of the netherlands( now belgium) , hence Hoboken , Antwerp's harbour and also a part of new york...

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Mate, you forgot muisjes, hagelslag en stroopwafels!
Where are poffertjes in this comprehensive list you guys are making...don't see them anywhere??

And I'm not Dutch, just worked there for 2 months. Developed a great appreciation for cheese and bread while there. Plus I didn't know how to work the oven so that generally became my dinner most nights that I ate in...mad dash to the nearest store to pick up cheese, fresh bread, a bottle of wine...mmmm, memories.
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What gets to you?


THREADS LIKE THESE!!!!!11111!!!!!!!!




And I hate people typing fast like !!!!!!!!!!!111!!!!1!!!




j/k.


I'm pretty 'normal' I guess.

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Cheer up ole chap.

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I'm seeing a pattern here. Maybe we're all labeled as DB drivers because we're all rushing to get to a place early or on time lol.
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"If you're on time, you're 5 minutes late" was my motto until I married my wife. Now we're on Mexican time. It's not until AFTER we're in the car and headed to wherever (on time) that I'm informed we also need to stop here and there and then that other place before we go to the original destination.

I quit arguing over the toilet paper coming over the top, and just crap outside instead.
My s/o is the SAME way. He's Mexican.
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People who use the microwave and instead of waiting for the timer to reach 0, they open it up and take their stuff out without clearing the "PRESS START" prompt on the screen.

For some reason that drives me nuts.
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People who use the microwave and instead of waiting for the timer to reach 0, they open it up and take their stuff out without clearing the "PRESS START" prompt on the screen.

For some reason that drives me nuts.
YES! I could start an entire thread with stuff around the office that drives me nuts but that has to be close to the top.
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Hmmm... I hate the sound of dogs licking themselves. Oh god, it's so disgusting. If I am dogsitting, I have to wear earplugs or wear headphones when they do that.
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When people misfire and take shits in the urinals, and on the walls and door handles in public restrooms.
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Some of you guys have some odd pet peeves. One of mine is back when I bothered to look at social media. It drove me nuts what people put up as their profile pictures. A profile picture is supposed to be a picture of YOU, not your kid or pet. It's akin to somehow changing your ID photo.
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When people misfire and take shits in the urinals, and on the walls and door handles in public restrooms.
That's just nasty.
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It also drives me nuts when people pronounce Ralph Lauren like it's French. It's pronounced like the common American girls name.
He changed it at age 16. It's was actually Ralph Lifshitz. And he does pronounce it LORE - en, as you mentioned, with the typical American pronunciation emphasizing the first syllable. Just thought I'd add that for no good reason.
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Canadians with their milk bags. It confuses and infurates me.
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The smell of vinegar. UGH.
Wow, I thought I was the only one. Anything with acetic acid (vinegar) is repugnant to me. Unfortunately, that can severely limit one's choices in a nice restaurant. I wish I could get past it but it's not going to happen. Ever.

And as mentioned, I always cringe inside when people use good as an adverb.

"How are you doing?"
"Good."

No.

However, after living in the South for 10 years, I've just come to accept it. They have a different vernacular and I honestly don't think they teach grammar in the schools down here. Sadly, ain't and fixin to have been added to my vocabulary.

Now they do have y'all, which is a great word. I do like using that one.
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Canadians with their milk bags. It confuses and infurates me.
LOL, I know why this just got added to this thread.
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