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    Question Wipe them tears

    Hello,

    In the song "Mockingbird" of the rapper Eminem, there are this sentence :

    "No more crying, wipe them tears
    Daddy's here, no more nightmares"

    I would like to know where does the expression "wipe them tears" come from ? Why this "them" instead of "your" for example ?

    See you soon

    Atefvinc.

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    Re: Wipe them tears

    It's nonstandard. Wipe those tears.

    PLEASE do not use rap songs as the basis for learning standard English.


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    Re: Wipe them tears

    Of course I don't

    I just would like to be able to understand very different kinds of English.

    Thanks for your answer

    Atefvinc.

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    Re: Wipe them tears

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    PLEASE do not use rap songs as the basis for learning standard English.
    What if its the standard for that speaker, though?

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