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 n.— «The new residents who have spurred the rapid growth of the Palmetto State’s coastal retirement and resort communities in recent years are known locally as the “come heres,” or “COME’-yas” as the term is pronounced with the Southern twang of the native “been heres.”» —“Newcomers reshape South Carolina’s GOP” by Jim Davenport in Bluffton, South Carolina Sacramento Bee (California) May 8, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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