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These ones/ those ones

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biryani Thu 28-Feb-13 21:49:09

I keep hearing this and it really grates on me. Is it incorrect, though, or just clumsy English?

tak1ngchances Thu 28-Feb-13 21:49:44

What would you say instead?

CatWithKittens Fri 01-Mar-13 10:40:03

tak1ngchances -
How about simply "these" or "those"?

somebloke123 Fri 01-Mar-13 11:05:39

I think clumsy rather than actually incorrect. "These" or "those" are enough by themselves.

At least better than saying "them ones" though, as in Glenn Hoddle's "I never said them things".

Happygirl77 Sat 09-Mar-13 20:30:29

It's incorrect (tautologous) - these or those suffices.

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