Sunday, September 30, 2007

Thinking of Things

I admit that I always, always thought saying was, “If you think BLAH BLAH BLAH, then you’ve got another thing coming.” I know for a fact that’s what was said in my house as a kid, and usually carried a bit of a threat—something bad was going to happen if Action X was pursued.

Evidently, it’s “you’ve got another THINK coming.”
Over at Metafilter, a huge argument has broken out about the correct phrase. The two heavy hitters, Language Log and Language Hat have weighed in; the former has a posting just this weekend on the matter. I’ve borrowed his newspaper citation but go read his postings, then check out the argument over at Metafilter.

Don’t be deterred by the “.99999...=1” that is the original reason for the posting and pops up throughout the discussion.

Metafilter must have a lot of copy editors as members.

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