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30 Oct 2011, 5:26 pm

Since some people rarely leave the adult forum, I posted this there, too.

The 'Fries' of 'Frieslander' rhymes with fleece. It is not the fried potato product. Friesland = a province of the Netherlands.



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30 Oct 2011, 6:48 pm

Hallo! I knew that. Been to NL, but not Friesland....I want to, someday. It's where my dad's ancestors came from.

I visited NL in July 2001: A-dam, R-dam, Hilversum, and Haarlem. Wasn't long enough of a trip to explore the country more.


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30 Oct 2011, 7:11 pm

aspie4jc wrote:
Hallo! I knew that. Been to NL, but not Friesland....I want to, someday. It's where my dad's ancestors came from.

I visited NL in July 2001: A-dam, R-dam, Hilversum, and Haarlem. Wasn't long enough of a trip to explore the country more.


Wasn't sure how many knew that. (My ancestry is all-Dutch, and my last name is distinctively Frisian). I got little jokes from OneStepBeyond calling me Firestarter and Friar Laurence. And, one Brit from WP - the two of having friended each other on Facebook, didn't know what Friesland was. So, I thought I'd finally make it clear.



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30 Oct 2011, 7:54 pm

I have an online friend, an American, whose surname is Friesland.


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31 Oct 2011, 11:15 am

My Dad ancestry is Belgian, and he and I took Dutch classes several years ago, so I know about Friesland.

However, this may be better to put in your signature than in a one-time post.



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31 Oct 2011, 11:26 am

Sibyl wrote:
I have an online friend, an American, whose surname is Friesland.


You mean Frisian? Or actually 'Friesland'?



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31 Oct 2011, 11:54 am

Frieslander, it is considered spamming to post multiple threads on the same topic. next time, please choose one place or the other to post a topic. your other thread has more replies, so i left it open:

http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt178914.html


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