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08 Jan 12:10 PM

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Nice to meet you, this is my first question on the HiNative thread.

I am a big fan of BBC Sherlock and would like to ask about some phrases used there.

In episode 1-1, A study in pink, Mrs. Hudson asked John whether they (John and Sherlock) needed another bedroom and said: "Mrs. Turner next door's got married one."

"Ones" here probably means a gay couple. Does "ones" in this sentence sound more natural than a couple/a pair/lovers/partners? I seldom use the plural of one and would like to know when to use it.

I have one more question: A gay couple sounds rude for LGBT? If so, I appreciated if you let me know a polite word to refer them.

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