Traduttore

Joined: January 6, 2013

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Re: You’ve got another think/thing coming  •  January 8, 2014, 11:38am  •  0 vote

Will, is there a way to contact you off this site? I have screen grabs and URLs to send you. Those won't go into comment, and I have to believe it would be less than scintillating for the other reader

Re: You’ve got another think/thing coming  •  January 6, 2014, 3:15pm  •  0 vote

But I definitely have other occurrences, even earlier. Do you want them? I have something from 1901. As to how closely it cleaves to your exact linguistic formula, that's another matter. I see it as t

Re: You’ve got another think/thing coming  •  January 6, 2014, 2:40pm  •  0 vote

Same author, different play: Miss Buzby's Boarders.

Re: You’ve got another think/thing coming  •  January 6, 2014, 2:34pm  •  0 vote

I'm so sorry. I didn't look carefully. http://books.google.com/books?id=Fo0_AAAAYAAJ&pg=RA2-PA26&dq=%22you+have+another+think+coming%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=1PnKUuqzOLOjsQTas4CQAQ&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAA#v=onepag

Re: You’ve got another think/thing coming  •  January 6, 2014, 1:53pm  •  0 vote

By the way, I think there's a pretty clear instance of the "think" version in the play The Fruit of his Folly, on page 26 (published 1894). The author is Arthur Lewis Tubbs, and the setting is Philade

Re: You’ve got another think/thing coming  •  January 6, 2014, 1:33pm  •  0 vote

Very interesting. Didn't know that about British yard. I see that "backyard" has some currency though. Is that just an Americanism? So would a green space with only lawn, no flowers, still be a garden

Re: You’ve got another think/thing coming  •  January 6, 2014, 11:14am  •  0 vote

Sorry, that Ngram URL seems not to have copied right. I'll try it again. In any case, it's simply an Ngram search for "you have another * coming" Here it is: https://books.google.com/ngrams/grap

Re: You’ve got another think/thing coming  •  January 6, 2014, 11:12am  •  0 vote

I have found this whole discussion to be fascinating, especially the heat that it generates. I have always said “think,” my wife has always said “thing,” and as one perceptive commentator noted, one

Re: You’ve got another think/thing coming  •  September 29, 2013, 10:49am  •  1 vote

How about "having a laugh." Or an even more marked use of a verb that's not a noun as a noun: "having a good cry"? He heard a sneeze. It's not the cough that carries you off... The list is endless. It

Re: You’ve got another think/thing coming  •  August 30, 2013, 2:02pm  •  0 vote

I think it's pretty clear that as far as usage is concerned, two groups in society have been using two expressions that are indistinguishable acoustically, assuming people who were saying "thing comin

Re: You’ve got another think/thing coming  •  January 6, 2013, 5:46am  •  1 vote

Let me start by saying I shall not and will not rant, even though it's in my DNA, and almost everyone reading and certainly posting on this website probably has a good old rant in them. I fall on the