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  1. I guess that's one way to look at Shakers.

    I guess that's one way to look at Shakers.
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    I have no objections to what you wrote, just...

    I have no objections to what you wrote, just threw in a clarification.
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    Not sure you understand, religion has little to...

    Not sure you understand, religion has little to do with it.
  4. I'm pretty sure a shaker (do they still exist?),...

    I'm pretty sure a shaker (do they still exist?), can teach me how to build a chair and table, but nothing else.
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    The weird thing about the term: Pennsylvania...

    The weird thing about the term: Pennsylvania Dutch is that it is a catch all.

    So all Amish are Pennsylvania Dutch, but not all Germans in Pennsylvania are Amish.

    A lot of late 19th century and...
  6. My wife loved the series, and I was always...

    My wife loved the series, and I was always ruining for her, by countering the strange Feudalistic depiction of Viking society the first season presented.
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    I know what you mean after being married to a...

    I know what you mean after being married to a Swede and having to have "Dinners" with the family.

    Who knew that people talked with their eyebrows...
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    It's a riff on Rodskarl Dubhgall's post, I ran...

    It's a riff on Rodskarl Dubhgall's post, I ran his phrase: "If there's any place in Europe where English ought to be spoken, it's Friesland.", through the Google Übersetzer, changing "Europe" to...
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    I suspected as much. Unfortunately, Frisian is...

    I suspected as much. Unfortunately, Frisian is not within my skill set, it's a Google translation, which on more familiar languages, seems to do poorly anyway.
  10. The post above yours is interesting, I had no...

    The post above yours is interesting, I had no idea the Katzenjammer kids were world famous.

    I used to hate those assholes because the captions sounded just like my grandmother.
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    Well, to be fair to the English Language, a...

    Well, to be fair to the English Language, a number like that comes purely from a vocabulary count and English is very good at borrowing words from other languages.

    But from the same article:
    ...
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    One could also say - "As der in plak yn Ingelân...

    One could also say - "As der in plak yn Ingelân wêryn't Fryske sprekt wurde moat, is it Ingelân."
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    Well, nowhere if a lot of stupid stuff gets...

    Well, nowhere if a lot of stupid stuff gets posted and not removed.

    If you want to avoid the restrictions the EU puts on fora, then anywhere in South America, Japan or the US... Indonesia, isn't...
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    In the US there is the practice of the Christmas...

    In the US there is the practice of the Christmas Bonus, but not anything like Holiday Pay. Or, at least there didn't used to be.

    It was a wide spread practice in Mexico and some companies that...
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    It looks like it has a RIPE IP Address...

    It looks like it has a RIPE IP Address (185.165.168.12), so it was hosted in Europe after all.

    The host is reporting Account Suspended so, the provider has turned it off.

    Silly to host...
  16. I've only had limited exposure to Peterson, but...

    I've only had limited exposure to Peterson, but my impression is that he's not a shill.

    I'm sure his reluctance to "Name the Jew" comes from the knowledge that his ability to reach the largest...
  17. Jordan Peterson on Friedrich Nietzsche's 'God is Dead' and 'Der Übermensch'

    Jordan Peterson On Friedrich Nietzsche's God Is Dead

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_zr_PU9iC8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgBuOQL1VYY
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    Poll! I'm sure that you would be welcome in any part of...

    I'm sure that you would be welcome in any part of your list.
  19. Poll! If I recall correctly, in the 19th century in the...

    If I recall correctly, in the 19th century in the USA, the word "Dutch" referred to anyone from the north German plain.

    So it included the actual Dutch and any Plattdeutsch speakers. Hence the...
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    Poll! Your post reminds me of this: ...

    Your post reminds me of this: http://burnsnight.de/sample-page/das-essen-haggis-neeps-and-tatties/
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    Poll! I didn't know it at the time, but I grew up on...

    I didn't know it at the time, but I grew up on German (mainly, and some British types) food made with American ingredients. We didn't call them by the German names, it's was just the food that my...
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    Are you drunk?

    Are you drunk?
  23. If you are connecting http:, I suggest you...

    If you are connecting http:, I suggest you connect to www.skadi.net, then there's a handy little link to the forum, that goes https:.

    A bigger question is, why does the dream host sleeping robot...
  24. Yes, that's the movie - Pinky, IMDB used to list...

    Yes, that's the movie - Pinky, IMDB used to list it's German title as Eine Droppen Neger Blut, but I see they removed the German entry:
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  25. Most people are aware. there was an old movie...

    Most people are aware. there was an old movie from the 1930s where a light skinned black woman passed as white because she was smart and light skinned, I don't remember the English name for it, but...
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