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“this here” vs. “that there”

22 Dec

 

Location is obvious.

 

We have here one of the dumbest redundancies in the English language when you hear people say such things.

 

"This" is ALWAYS "here", and "that" is ALWAYS "there".  The words "this" and "that" are locational references.

 

Nobody ever says, "this there" or "that here". So what's with the dumb-sounding redundancies?

 

Once again, this always makes the speaker sound stupid.

 

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Posted by on December 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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