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    overseas

    Are Europeans referred to as the overseas people in the US?
    Or does this appellative generally refer to whoever doesn't live in the US?
    Thank you

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    Re: overseas

    This was discussed in another forum and there wasn't 100% agreement. I think of "overseas" as across the Atlantic or Pacific, so it applies to people other than Europeans.

    I would never refer to Canada or Mexico as being overseas. I've never used it to refer to any country in Central or South America either.


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    Re: overseas

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    This was discussed in another forum and there wasn't 100% agreement. I think of "overseas" as across the Atlantic or Pacific, so it applies to people other than Europeans.

    I would never refer to Canada or Mexico as being overseas. I've never used it to refer to any country in Central or South America either.
    Yes, of course. I meant to say whoever doesn't live in the American continent.
    Thank you for your reply

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