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Subject:  Illegal Alines Vs Undocumented Workers Date:  11/13/2012  11:10 PM
Author:  SeattlePioneer Number:  46217 of 116881

Here's quite a good Slate article on the linguistic history of various terms describing people who have immigrated into other countries without permission to do so:

Consider the following terms:

illegal alien

marine biologist

hit and run driver

Are any of these terms unreasonable uses of the language?

Seattle Pioneer
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