Tuesday, August 20, 2013

them/those: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Tuesday, August 20, 2013

One use of “them” for “those” has become a standard catch phrase: “How do you like them apples?” This is deliberate dialectical humor. But “I like them little canapés with the shrimp on top” is gauche; say instead “I like those little canapés.”

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