"thing/think" [was: on the eggcorn beat]

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Wed Apr 30 17:07:32 UTC 2008

On Apr 30, 2008, at 9:58 AM, Jon Lighter wrote:

> I grew to the age of about eighteen believing that "another _thing_
> coming" was inexplicably the correct idiom.

you and plenty of others.  see my LLog posting.

>  My personal explanation, IIRC, was that the "thing" was whatever
> would change your mind.

something like that has been offered by many people.


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