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Subject: Illegal Alines Vs Undocumented Workers Date: 11/13/2012 11:10 PM
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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:

http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/lexicon_valley/2012/1...


Consider the following terms:


illegal alien

marine biologist

hit and run driver


Are any of these terms unreasonable uses of the language?



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