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It sounds very, very odd to me to speak of someone going overseas if they do not cross an ocean. I'd consider it wrong.
Best wishes, Clive
I still think of this use of 'overseas' as peculiarly American.
I'm sure it arises from the fact that most countries are in fact overseas from the USA.
But here in Canada, it still sounds odd every time I hear us spoken of as 'overseas'. Possibly Mexicans have the same reaction.
It would sound odd (but not impossible) to call you "overseas" but then, those Great Lakes are pretty big!
Well, we are your biggest trading partner.
But really, I wasn't thinking specifically of financial markets.
On a Canadian phone-in show a little while ago, I heard someone in Kentucky say to the Canadian interviewer, '. . . You folks overseas . . . '.
Still, maybe that wasn't typical.
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