Another think, again

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri May 23 12:08:57 UTC 2008

At 5/23/2008 07:32 AM, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
>Here are the earliest citations we have so far:
>1904 _Wilshire's Magazine_ (Feb.) in _Wilshire Editorials_ (1906) 214
>Now if we should try and think up some one person who is satisfied
>with the existing order of things and upon whose lips is the cry: "Let
>well enough alone, Stand pat," we would most likely have thought that
>we should find him in the editor of the Wall Street Journal. But if we
>did, then we have another thing coming, for this is the cry-baby talk
>I find in this morning's (Dec. 16) editorial.

Shouldn't this be excluded as the earliest, since "another thing
coming" parallels the earlier "satisfied with the existing order of *things*"?


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