I am not usually one to debate about anything, but today I made off hand comment in community that makes fun of typing mistakes and had a couple of people enlighten me to my wrongness *g* hehe).
It all centers around the phrase Another think coming
and the fact that some have written thing
instead. I had always thought that a typo.huh.
Okay, I was summarily corrected. It's not proper English. wha? So thing would be? Wouldn't you need a thing already to have another coming? Joking y'all.*g*
I had never even heard of this phrase, truly! it had always been think
in anything I'd ever read or heard.
So. I went about trying to figure it out. My curiosity was awakened and people that know me start to hide at that point.
There are some links following at the end of this silliness, but what I really want to know is what you have heard or read and where? Is this truly a regional thing? Are all my sources wrong?
Here's another for you Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast
. I know that one is correct! The Phrase Finder Wiktionary English for Students The alt.usage.English Home PageCommon Errors in English Usage Fact Archive
This one is undecided Free Dictionary
Here's Thing Wiki answers Language Log
the think update Language Log
So, I would guess it's whatever whoever is talking says....
What do You
This was fun what say we do it again.Let me know if any of the links won't work OK?