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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2006 02:36 pm
All I've got to say about it is that if you think it's thing, you've got another think coming.

Where do you stand on this issue?

Vote damn you!

Dinner is riding on this.
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tin sword arthur
 
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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2006 02:39 pm
I know it's hard to argue with Judas Priest, but the phrase is what the phrase is.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2006 02:49 pm
But if Mr. B. makes dinner, won't you have to bow down and sing hossannahs?
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2006 02:50 pm
Snotty-nosed little brats (or big brats) announce, "Well I think thus-and-so," and angry Authority Figure replies, "Well, you have another think coming."
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2006 02:54 pm
I am SO winning!

What should I put on the menu?
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tin sword arthur
 
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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2006 02:56 pm
I'm not sure, but desert should be humble pie. I'm sure that won't be lost on the loser of your bet.
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George
 
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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2006 02:56 pm
I vote for "think".

I believe "you've got another thing coming" was from a soft-porn sci-fi flick.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2006 02:57 pm
i voted for the 'thing'. i never thought it was otherwise. but then, i'm a darned furriner.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2006 02:58 pm
Thing.

Canajun here.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


the thing probably being a slap or something
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2006 02:59 pm
I don't think I've ever heard anybody say, "You've got another thing coming." In fact, the very possibility of this juxtaposition of letters had never occurred to me until I saw this thread. Who in the world is that illiterate? Enjoy your dinner, Boomer. I suggest lobster.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2006 02:59 pm
Humble pie may indeed be on the menu! The "things" are catching up.

Mr. B is a wonderful cook and an even better sport. And he should know better after the whole wheelbarrow vs. wheelbarrel thing.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2006 03:01 pm
ooh, a tie!
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2006 03:02 pm
This type of thing kills me. Of course it's thinG! Isn't it obvious?

There's another one that makes me batty, but I can't recall it now....
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2006 03:05 pm
You should have gone for the "appeal to authority."

http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/thing.html
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2006 03:07 pm
http://alt-usage-english.org/excerpts/fxyouhav.html

Quote:
"If you think that, you have another think coming" means "You are
mistaken and will soon have to alter your opinion". This is now
sometimes heard with "thing" in place of "think", but "think" is the
older version. Eric Partridge, in A Dictionary of Catch Phrases,
gives the phrase as "you have another guess coming", "US: since the
1920s, if not a decade or two earlier". Clearly "think" is closer
to "guess" than "thing" is. The OED gives a citation with "think"
from 1937, and no evidence for "thing". Merriam-Webster Editorial
Department writes: "When an informal poll was conducted here at
Merriam-Webster, about 60% of our editors favored 'thing' over
'think,' a result that runs counter to our written evidence."

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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2006 03:08 pm
littlek wrote:
This type of thing kills me. Of course it's thinG! Isn't it obvious?

There's another one that makes me batty, but I can't recall it now....

Here's a list...

http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/errors.html#errors
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2006 03:09 pm
...although I think you may have already arrived at batty... Very Happy
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2006 03:10 pm
oy, that is a dizzying list!
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tin sword arthur
 
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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2006 03:12 pm
That's a list of "common" errors?! Wow, we don't even know our own language.
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2006 03:13 pm
Please. It's patently obvious that it's think. And if you don't think so, you've got another think coming, so there!
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