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

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Wed Apr 30 17:53:16 UTC 2008

At 41, this is the first time I've heard that "think" is the correct
choice. I don't think it's worth trying to change, and I think I would
use "thing" even if writing for public consumption. BB

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

> I grew to the age of about eighteen believing that "another _thing_
> coming" was inexplicably the correct idiom.
>  My personal explanation, IIRC, was that the "thing" was whatever
> would change your mind.
>  JL

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