Language topic

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Forostar, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    In Canada there's only one country you can come here from and be considered an ex-pat. It's the United States. Everyone else is an immigrant.
     
  2. Zare

    Zare sorry Zed

    My brother was in Vancouver recently visiting a couple of his friends who work for Google. They have no intention assimilating, work out a contract for few years, then get back. So in your legal talk these are immigrants too? Again by hunch and not by my heavily absent linguistic expertise, I would be hesitant to label someone an immigrant if it's already a temporary arrangement from the start.
     
  3. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    We would consider them residents, not immigrants, if they aren't applying for citizenship.
     
  4. Zare

    Zare sorry Zed

    Yeah, "just" work permit, that category somehow flew over my head...
     
  5. Onhell

    Onhell Infinite Dreamer

    "Guest Worker" is used, but in the U.S it is rare, even though most "immigrants" are exactly that.
     
  6. Zare

    Zare sorry Zed

    Witness the lingual superiority of purebreed Serbocroatian over peasant English

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Magnus

    Magnus Ancient Mariner

    Speaking of which, what's Le Coq Sportif in SC, Sportski Kurac?
     
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  8. Zare

    Zare sorry Zed

    If "Sportski Kurac" was a real shop, the usage of grammatical cases in everyday discussion around it would be something special.
     
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  9. Perun

    Perun Stepping out bravely Staff Member

    All native speakers of English, is it common to say, "wanna come with?" instead of "do you want to come with me" in slang?
     
  10. Lampwick 43

    Lampwick 43 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

    Yes. Definitely.
     
  11. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Cereal Litigator

    I've heard that often. I don't think I say it though.

    EDIT: literally as I moved from my computer to my phone I get a text that ends with "want to come with?" :D
     
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  12. Brigantium

    Brigantium Grim Reaper Staff Member

    It's a bit American, but yes.
     
  13. Perun

    Perun Stepping out bravely Staff Member

    Thanks. I was sure of it, but I needed confirmation.
     
  14. Wogmidget

    Wogmidget I rather like the restless nights

    "Wanna tag along?" also works btw
     
  15. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    I would normally say, "Coming?"
     
  16. Onhell

    Onhell Infinite Dreamer

    THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!
     
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  17. Wogmidget

    Wogmidget I rather like the restless nights

    gaaaaaaay.gif
     
  18. Perun

    Perun Stepping out bravely Staff Member

    Women can come too, FYI.
     
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  19. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    There's so much I want to say here, and I can't make it tasteful.
     
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  20. Perun

    Perun Stepping out bravely Staff Member

    We'll leave it at the implications.
     

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