these (things)

Sometimes in casual English, we use “these” to highlight a word, and make the listener focus on them as the important subject in a story. 

I had these shoes that I wore every day.

There were these two girls who always teased me.

If the noun is singular, you can use “this” instead”

I've got this neighbor who plays this god-awful techno music until one in the morning.

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