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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 01 Jun 2010 4:45 pm

raden888 wrote:
JR8 wrote:There's a Berlin in PA. I know coz I've been there :)



Me thinks its due to the Pennsylvania Dutch communities, could be wrong!

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And the Pennsylvania Dutch are actually German. They call themselves Deutsch (German) and the anglos bastardised it.
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Postby raden888 » Tue, 01 Jun 2010 4:56 pm

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And the Pennsylvania Dutch are actually German. They call themselves Deutsch (German) and the anglos bastardised it.


I knew that. Imagine, Germans being called Dutch, the horror!!

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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 01 Jun 2010 5:00 pm

raden888 wrote:
Vaucluse wrote:
And the Pennsylvania Dutch are actually German. They call themselves Deutsch (German) and the anglos bastardised it.


I knew that. Imagine, Germans being called Dutch, the horror!!


No wonder people think German is a rough language if they confuse it with Dutch. :?
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Postby JR8 » Tue, 01 Jun 2010 5:56 pm

raden888 wrote:
Vaucluse wrote:
And the Pennsylvania Dutch are actually German. They call themselves Deutsch (German) and the anglos bastardised it.


I knew that. Imagine, Germans being called Dutch, the horror!!



Yeah imagine the horror for the Dutch!!

I am not kidding when I say that the next message I have unread in inbox is from Jan Akkerman, the Dutch global guitar legend. Expect he might have a few choice words to add to this discussion! :ha ha ha :-)

Berlin etc. PA in the US is Amish country. Quite fascinating. You have amish and Mennonite towns down through south america; you have to try and conceive, twilight zones, time-warps.... they are surreal. Apparently there are even welsh towns right down in Tierro del fuego (ie Chile)... yes they still speak Welsh... how weird is that?

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Postby Plavt » Tue, 01 Jun 2010 6:04 pm

JR8 wrote:Yeah imagine the horror for the Dutch!!



Waa.....that's not fair, imagine the horror for the Germans! :P :lol:

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 01 Jun 2010 6:19 pm

Well i was being polite :) won't recount the view from Holland, but let's just say that they still don't really appreciate having been invaded <rictus>

Meanwhile Jan says...
'Hey Berlin!
Great place ,enjoy your sausage ....and the beer!'

Enjoy his guitar more like... here we go...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v7LzOeTkfM
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Postby raden888 » Wed, 02 Jun 2010 3:09 pm

Asian_Geekette wrote:There are lots of Chinatowns in other countries (except China and Taiwan). :P



There are!! They're called Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, etc :P

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 02 Jun 2010 3:21 pm

Speaking of Taipei, I am reminded of a saying from long long ago...

'Greeks are Turks who think they are Italians.'

Could one similarly posit that Taiwanese are Chinese who think they are Americans?


hmmm...


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