Quick Trivia: I or E?
Emigrant or Immigrant? Emigrate, or Immigrate? When we’re talking about western expansion in the mid-19th century, and the waves of new people coming to America from all directions at that time, do we use an I, or an E?
Here’s a simple trick:
Use E when Exiting… we emigrated from Scotland.
Use I when Incoming… we are immigrants to the Oregon Territory.
So, there’s one bit of trivia to use in campfire conversations this weekend! We’re making a temporary emigration to the Montana Big Sky country for the Sewing Academy series at the Museum of the Rockies… see you soon!