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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.
 

Zare

Automaton Sovietico
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.
 

Onhell

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

Zare

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

Perun

And the world, unheeding, turns
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?
 

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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