Refers to the northernmost West Virginia counties of Hancock, Brooke, Ohio and Marshall County. It is distinct from everywhere else in West Virginia in that it is located in the North and carries an extremely strong Pittsburgh influence - some of the towns/cities located in the area are actually within a 45 minute drive on US 22/Parkway West to the center of Pittsburgh.more...
Historically, like most of the Pittsburgh area, the people Northern Panhandle were classified as ethnic and very hard working. Mainly in Brooke/Hancock counties European immigrants from Poland, Germany, Greece, Albania, Italy, etc. set their roots in the Northern Panhandle throughout the 1890s up until the 1960s. These immigrants came to the area to work in the mills/other industries until the decline in the 1970s. If you go throughout the area, you'll still see remnants of this through seeing some of the ethnic last names of doctor/law offices of second-third generation immigrants who ended up staying in the area. However, nowadays these are increasingly sparse due to some demographic changes.
After the decline of the steel industry throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area, major demographic changes occurred. Starting in the 1970s-1980s, more people began to leave the valley for college. Those that left for college/other jobs ended up never coming back and settling elsewhere for a better quality of life/job security. A these people now live in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, NYC and DC, but still go back once in...
In Texas this may be used to describe a white (of anglo descent) person, but it is actually more broadly used to describe a type of bread that Mexican people are known to purchase at local Mexican "panaderias" or bakeries. It is usually eaten with cofee, or can be used for tortas (mexican poor boy sandwiches)
It is not always used in a prejudice way.
"Mija, ve y compra unos bollios para comer con cafe."
"Voy a comprar bolillos para preparar unas tortas."
A Twinkie is a golden sponge cake with a creamy filling popular in the United States. It is distributed by the subcompany Hostess, which is owned by Dallas-based Interstate Bakeries Corporation.
A common urban legend claims that Twinkies have a shelf life of forever, or can last for a relatively long time of ten, fifty, or one hundred years due to chemicals used in production. While this urban legend is false, they really can last a long time (25 days or so), due to the fact that Twinkies are made without dairy products and thus spoil more slowly than most bakery items.
"Twinkie" is the correct spelling, "Twinky" is for ignorant rednecks.
"Silly customer, you cannot hurt a Twinkie." - Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
Noun. The vaguely hipster, but usually cheerful, woman in her twenties who assists urban foodies with the selection of their éclairs, tarts, tortes, and cupcakes at upscale bakeries. Often an art student, she is equal parts Amelie and Riot Grrrl, with a generous pinch of Julia Child that reveals itself when she gushes about salted caramel, mille-feuille, or raspberry confit.
"The Pâtisserista at Flourish always gives me free samples!"
Perth Amboy is an old town, having been founded in 1693. It is one of the most historic towns in NJ, having once been the capitol of East Jersey prior to the Revolutionary War. Perth Amboy has always been a city of immigrants, with wave after wave of different ethnic groups succeeding and supplanting the ones that came before. Now it's the Dominicans who are the newest group. When I was in school there, it was the Puerto Ricans who were the new group. My mom used to talk about how the Eastern Europeans were looked down on by the Irish; my grandmother used to talk about housecleaning for the wealthy German Jewish ladies when she was 14.
Who knows a decade from now what the majority ethnic group will be? That's one of the best things about Perth Amboy - it's always evolving, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. I've seen Hall Avenue go from a nice street with shops, bakeries, shoe repair shops to a drug-infested rundown dump to a street that's now living again. So it is with other parts of the town. Perth Amboy is a ghetto in the sense that it is the home of a high concentration of one ethnic group, but it's not a ghetto in the sense that people don't take pride in their families and their homes. They do; sometimes though that's not recognizable to those who have fled the urban towns of NJ for bigger homes, bigger property, and only English-speaking neighbors.
One thing about Perth Amboyans: they will fight among themselves, but they have an almost fanatic loyalty about the town when dealing with outsiders. I've never met someone from Perth Amboy with an inferiority complex, and it seems that the worse rep the town gets the prouder we are to be from here. When I was in high school, we took pride in the fact that the more suburban schools were afraid to play here (Woodbridge had cause - we tried to tip over the team bus - with the team inside it) . Reverse snobbism at its best - lol.
The title given to those that have reached a certain level of knowledge in regards to the land of Hong Kong.
Things that make people Hong Kongy:
MTR, Malls, Taxi Drivers, Crosswalks, Navigation, LKF, Mr. Wong's, Billy Boozers, Burger King Sundays, Buddhas, temples, 7 Elevens, Bakeries, Lion Rock, Bubble Tea, Chunky Rice, The Canteen, Horse Races, Macau, Escalators, Open Container, Hot Pot, Chopsticks, Mong Kok.
*In order to become Hong Kongy you must first partake in all of these activities on atleast a weekly basis. Furthermore, you may only be given the title "Hong Kongy" by somebody else that is "Hong Kongy"*
Bill: "I just bought a pork bun from the bakery"
Fred: "Man, you are really Hong Kongy"
Bill: "I know"
In response to a previous post
@ Tulip Van Vander Vanden
Pella is a small town of about 10,500 in Iowa. Pella has a strong Dutch and reformed heritage. A “Tulip Festival” is held on the first Thursday thru Saturday of every May to celebrate the Dutch traditions. The festival includes very unique customs such as street scrubbing, Dutch costumes, tulip flowers, Dutch dancing, parades and crafts. If visiting Pella be sure to enjoy the well known bakeries and meat markets to sample some of the Dutch flavors.
There are five main sources of employment and business in Pella including Vermeer, Pella Corporation, Central College, Wal-Mart and the community hospital. Pella’s “Central College” was founded in 1853 and is a private four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America.
This post is in response to a previous post made by “Tulip Van Vander Vanden”. Although there is some truth to what was posted I believe it unfairly paints Pella in a negative light. Pella has been my home for five years and the people here have been family to me. Pella is a beautiful and well maintained town. Although no community may be perfect it is a desirable and safe place to live and raise a family.
Central College's website & Pella's city website