In the beginning of movie "Forrest Gump", Gump said:
1. I wish I had shoes like that.
Why did Gump said "that"? Is it correct? And what about "I wish I had shoes like those?"
2. She said they was my magic shoes.
Why it's "they was" not "they were" nor "it was"?
These questions have puzzled me for a couple of years. I had asked some friends who learnt English, but they didn't know either. They said: "Maybe Gump is not smart"