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

James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Wed Apr 30 19:21:05 UTC 2008

I've always used "thing", and that's what I've always understood others to be saying.  I recently read "To Kill a Mockingbird"; one of the characters says "another think coming", which I had to reread to make sure I read it correctly.

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